DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
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DAYS OF FUTURE PAST |
To know where you are going, you must first know where you came from,” said Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum curator Melissa Chan, 34, quoting Dennis De Witt, author of History of the Dutch in Malaysia.
And that was part of the reason why Melissa, a fifth-generation Peranakan Chinese, decided to quit her job in an advertising firm two years ago to lend her creative talents to the popular museum, which belongs to her family....
THE TINMAN OF JONKER STREET |
Jonker Street isn’t quite what it used to be for Lee Kiang Sim, 52.
When Lee started his apprenticeship as a tinsmith nearly 40 years ago, the street was full of businesses by skilled craftsmen such as goldsm...
POWER TO THE PEDAL |
Riding a trishaw might sound like a mundane job to some, but Mohd Salleh Abdul has rubbed elbows with the elite and appeared on television for his troubles, too.
“I gave our Yang Di-Pertuan Agong two trishaw rides when he was here for the opening of the Pantai Puteri hotel in Klebang,” he said, adding that he has also been featured on TV3 and TV9.
As might already be obvious, Salleh is proud of his state’s history, and is eager to share it with the world. The former city council worker has been riding a trishaw for 45 years now.
“There is no point in being Malaysian if you do not know Malacca’s history!” the 68-year-old said, referring to local tourists. He believes there is more to his profession than providing transport around Malacca, and feels that all trishaw riders have the responsibility to educate tourists on the city’s history.
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