aside the 'padang' to launch the space capsule while receiving warm greetings from the guests that attended the grand opening of the celebration
They are ready to hoist the school flag.The school main facade is seen in the background with 1908 enblazoned high on its wall.
S.A.H.C stands for SULTAN ABDUL HAMID COLLEGE. This is the premier school in Kedah and also the oldest secondary school having been established in 1908. It takes the name of Sultan Abdul Hamid, the grand father of Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah, the present Sultan of Kedah who on the 15 of July 2008 celebrates his Golden Jubilee having been on the throne since 1958. Fittingly the 100 years grand celebration of the College comes as part of the Golden Jubilee as a tribute to His Highness who began his earlier education here. Both him and his brother Tunku Abdul Malik were even school-borders at the insistent of their father Al Marhum Sultan Badlishah. Hostel life with all its untold stories and unexpectedness were quite familiar with both of them. In short they struck good and lasting friendship with their classmates; characteristic of their friendly nature with the rakyat before and presently.
Perhaps the most senior Collegian to attend the gathering. This gentleman aged 95 yrs came from Singapore and was introduced to the Sultan who in return was presented with a golden coin. Will try to get his name and more about him.
An Old Collegian given the honor to speak at the Royal Banquet. His love for the Alma mater brought him back from a holiday in Croatia and the following day flew out again to another destination outside the country. It was a must- visit for a special reason because Tun's father was the first Principal of the College.
Tuanku Sultan Kedah breaking the ice to launch three publications in conjunction with the Celebration
A RR that brought His Highness The Sultan of Kedah who also celebrated his Golden Jubilee in July 2008
Khalid Yahya's wife at our table. Her hubby ex police officer was my classmate since we first started our early education at SAHC in 1948. Pretty long ago. It was really marvelous to meet the old friends again and relive whatever memories of our childhood days. I am sure somebody in UK will be glad to see this pic of her sister. Khalid was one of the many students who cycled to and fro home to school every school day. 8 to 12 miles each way was normal even for girls during those days.
These senior Collegians or Citizens had time for a sumptuous lunch. Sitting down with friends over kampong styled cooking plus fruits of the season from the orchards made them forgot some of the restrictions.
Time for a group photo. It was no easy matter to get all the 'datos' to sit down for the session. Seen here Saad Endut, Malik Aziz, Zainal Abidin, Hashim Endut and Azizan Pagoda. By the way both Saad and Hashim are not related. A mistake long committed for no mistake of anybody. Yes what a day when everyone present is a Datuk.