Special Feature
Preserving Dondang Sayang       Somewhere along the endless row of shophouses along Joo Chiat Place, you’ll see it. A brightly lit shophouse, bustling with excitement despite it being a weekday night. My heart hummed as I took light steps towards Gunong Sayang Association(GSA), pleased to be able to join in on one ...

16 October 2017   |   dondang sayang, poetic art, singing poems, music

 “Engkaulah lambang cinta karam tragika Akulah di bahtera cinta tragika Barulah aku mengaku cinta kita telah musnah Barulah aku mengaku cinta kita kekal padah”   Lagu ‘Cinta Tragika’ ini yang dinyanyikan oleh kumpulan duo tempatan Dinodi, memang tidak asing lagi kerana pernah suatu ketika dahulu menjadi lagu...

16 October 2017   |   muzik, budaya, keluarga

  Photo taken from http://kuliner.kompas.com/read/2013/04/01/08414086/Aceh.Kenduri.Sepanjang.Hari. Dalam era masyarakat yang kian maju, kenduri tetap menjadi satu landasan penting bagi masyarakat Melayu dalam lingkungan sosial dan juga spiritual.   Setiap Malam Hari Raya, Encik Idris bersama “pasukannya” ...

05 March 2017   |   Kenduri, adat melayu, fungsi kenduri, kendari

Looking Back and Looking Forward
The sight of students from Madrasah Al-Sagoff is one of them tip toeing by the fence. Dressed in yellow, they gather around the flag pole compound.   As a supplication is being recited, Mrs Saripah binti Saripi, who was unseen at the back of her office room heads for class. ”If you want to be acquainted with the Malay history, we need ...

20 February 2017   |   Jawi, translation, evolution, evolusi, tulisan, writing, khat, calligraphy, madrasah

Pelikat, as a fashion motif, is repurposed from its traditional origins to vibrant statement pieces.
Janz Abdullah arranging his pelikat products in his showroom located at Widefield Building, Marsiling Industrial Estate. Working alone in a showroom located at Marsiling Industrial Estate, no one would realise that he is actually brewing some designs to add on to his range of pelikat collections. Janz Abdullah, 25, a young designer and the secon...

12 February 2017   |   Kain Pelikat, fashion, pelikat

< Nizar mengambil anaknya pulang dari sekolah setelah kegiatan luar darjahnya. Jam menunjukkan pukul lima pagi. Dengan mata yang berat, dia terpaksa bangun kerana anak bungsunya yang berusia sebelas bulan sudah pun merengek. Dari situ, dia akan membuat susu, menukar lampin anaknya, memandikannya dan selesai pula, menyuapkan anakn...

01 February 2017   |   father, malay, kebapaan, masyarakat melayu, stay at home dad

The Bangsawan Comeback All eyes were glued to the man standing downstage centre inside the Blackbox. Wearing a long-sleeved batik top with his favourite songkok on his head, this was not an attire many would wear today. Not for him. Nadiputra fiddled with his fingers, thinking of how to string his words together. Not realising that the laught...

31 January 2017   |   Bangsawan, Malay Culture, Theatre, Malay theatre, Nadiputra

A exploration of identity through the terrain of Malay Dance
                                                                                    Photo Courtesy of NUS Ilsa Tari   The langui...

08 January 2017   |   identity, Malay, Malayness, Malay identity, Malay dance, dance, traditional, contemporary

As the nation remembers its past, her Malay community remembers their forgotten legacy.   As they entered the compound, a musky smell greeted them. Green moss lined the corridors outside emptied rooms with squeaky doors and bare windows. There were little or no other inhabitants. Yet, the compound was alive – alive with their memories....

01 January 2017   |   Malay, Seconday schools, Singapore, Sang Nila Utama, Tun Seri Lanang, Temasek, Radin Mas

3.2 Pioneers in the Malay Language and Literature
'Yang Terukir', a moving exhibition was based on the history and evolution of the Malay language, was commissioned by Malay Language Council of Singapore (MLCS).  It also introduced some key events covered in the publication by the same name, published in conjunction with Singapore's 50 years of independence. Below are th...

12 December 2016   |   malay, malay literature, malay language, pioneer series, siri perintis, sastera melayu, singapura, bahasa melayu, persuratan melayu, al-ittihad, utusan melayu, malaya, kesatuan melayu singapura, hj amboo sooloh, mohd eunos abdullah, pramlee, m.amin, zubir said, majulah singapura, ahmad jaafar, wandly yazid, ASAS 50

2.7 Enriching Society: Haji Ambok Sooloh Bin Haji Omar, J.P. (1891 – 1963)
  ENRICHING SOCIETY: HAJI AMBOK SOOLOH BIN HAJI OMAR, J.P. (1891 – 1963)   Introducing the sixth and final trader in the Malay Pioneer Series, Haji Ambok Sooloh Bin Haji Omar! Ambok is a Bugis honorific equivalent to the title of datuk (“grandfather” or “elder”) in Malay. Ambok Sooloh was also called...

29 October 2016   |  

Wang Hantaran in Malay weddings  (Photo courtesy of https://thedoublefsproject.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/presentation-of-duit-hantaran/) The increasing awareness of wang hantaran which is not strictly required in Islam may lead to its absence in all future Malay weddings. The issue of wang hantaran has taken a huge place in the Malay s...

  |   Wang Hantaran, Malay wedding, Dowry, adat

Ke Kanan, Lurus! First published in Berita Harian on 01 May 2017 “Baris, sedia! Ke kanan, lurus!”   Itulah kata-kata pertama yang didengar Hang Gigi pertama kali dia melihat dunia. Terasa keliru seketika. Dilihat di kiri dan kanannya gigi-gigi lain yang lebih tinggi daripadanya. Terasa kerdil dirinya. Teringin sangat di...

  |   cerpen, berita harian


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Baju Kurung Sepanjang Zaman
Mataku terpaku pada sebuah bingkai gambar yang tergantung di dinding rumahku.  Sekeping gambar hitam putih menarik perhatianku. Dua orang wanita berdiri di hadapan rumah kampung papan, satu berbaju kurung, satu berbaju kebaya. Cantik dan ayu, se...

16 October 2017

Mengimbas Muka dan Mengimbas Kembali
Tampak anak-anak didik Madrasah Al-Sagoff, terjengket-jengket di pagar sekolah. Berbaju kurung berkain kuning langsat, mereka berhimpun di kawasan tiang bendera dicacak.   Sejurus doa diaminkan, Ustazah Saripah Bte Saripi, 51 tahun, yang tadin...

20 February 2017

Jawi, translation, evolution, evolusi, tulisan, writing, khat, calligraphy, madrasah

3.1 The Malay Language and Literature
  Sempena 50 Tahun Kemerdekaan Singapura  Yang Terukir: Bahasa dan Persuratan Melayu Sempena 50 Tahun Kemerdekaan Singapura (Inscribed: Malay Language and Literature in Conjunction with 50 years of Singapore's Independence) is a com...

19 November 2016

malay, malay literature, malay language, pioneer series, siri perintis, sastera melayu, singapura, bahasa melayu, persuratan melayu

2.6 Rags To Riches: Haji Kahar Bin Abdul...
  RAGS TO RICHES: HAJI KAHAR BIN ABDUL GHANI (1862 – 1940)   Merantau is a Malay term which can simply mean “to explore (from river to river)/to cover the region” but it also conveys the intention to seek one’s...

22 October 2016

2.5 Making his (trade)mark: Haji Yusoff ...
  MAKING HIS (TRADE)MARK: HAJI YUSOFF BIN MOHAMED NOOR (1855 – 1950)   The fourth pioneer in the Malay Pioneer Series is Haji Yusoff Bin Mohamed Noor!   The Pilgrimage Belt   Haji Yusoff was bor...

15 October 2016

2.3 Landlord: Haji Osman Bin Haji Abu Na...
LANDLORD: HAJI OSMAN BIN HAJI ABU NAIM (c.1845 – 1905)   The Banjar community remains as one of the smallest ethnic groups to make up part of the wider Malay community. The Banjarese or urang Banjar are generally associated with the...

08 October 2016

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