Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Photos from ex-residents (13) - Johar Anuar.

BROWNIES - 1958/1959.

Johar has sent a photo of the P.E.E. School brownies group taken around 1958/1959.
It was taken at the Binjai Park home of Miss Barton, the last British expatriate teacher at PEES.

Some of the girls that can be identified are (back row): Catherine Szeto Ho (133A), Wong Hock Lim, Catherine Wong Hock Soon (133A). Front row: Asnah Anuar (134E).
The numbers refer to their house number and coincidentally they all lived at Blk 23.

If you are able to identify any of the rest, please do send in a comment.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Amir Ahmad remembers Ms Asiah.

Seeing his old kindergarten teacher, Miss Asiah Anuar in the previous post, ex-pupil Amir Ahmad just had to reminisce about her and sent me his old kindergarten report card.
Amir Ahmad was at the PEECC kindergarten in 1969. Any of his classmates here?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kindergarten teacher Miss Asiah

The Princess Elizabeth Estate Community Centre (PEECC) was built under the auspices of the People's Association in 1963. Prior to this new building in front of block 17, the previous community centre was  a shophouse at block 16 and was run not by the PA but by the residents' committee themselves on a voluntary basis.

The new PA community centre provided bigger space for recreation and also proper classroom facilities for the new kindergarten. The kindergarten then came under the umbrella of the People's Association as well.

From the beginning at the new PEECC, one of the teachers would stay to become an icon of the kindergarten. Children in the 60s and 70s who went to the kindergarten would know her intimately. This was Miss Asiah.

Miss Asiah lived in the estate with her family and was well known as 'The Kindergarten Teacher'.
So closely connected with the estate and CC that when she got married, her wedding reception was held, where else, but at the community centre too.

Miss Asiah singing at the PEECC Talentime.
She sang Doris Day's Teacher's Pet and came in third place.

 These pictures are from Johar Anuar, the brother of Miss Asiah. They show their family gathered in their old house at blk 18 and another recent photo of Miss Asiah, now in her 70s.

Back row (L-R): Baharudin Anuar, Yusof Rahmat (Asiah's husband), Johar Anuar & Asnah.
Middle row: Joriah, Asiah & Muhamad
Front: Asiah's parents and grandmother holding Maria, her daughter. 

Miss Asiah at a recent family gathering.

Related links: PEE Community Centre
Photo of old shophouse kindergarten (Pre-1963)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

P.E.E.S Class Reunion (1963- 1968)

Another happy class reunion after separation for 45 years!
As a result of Eddie Tan's request on this blog, several of his cohort managed to re-connect with each other after all these years.

Yesterday, this small but growing group met again for the first time for a class reunion dinner.
They were from the 1963 to 1968 batch.

L-R: Ricky Choo, Lee Yuh Mei, Mark Tay Boon Kok, Eddie Tan,
Catherine Chua Sok Wee, Debbie Phua & Esther Wee

       This was their Primary 3A class photo taken in 1965.

A little assistance from Eddie Tan to identify who's who!

Related link:  Eddie Tan's search for his classmates.