Friday, September 3, 2010
Pada 20/8/2010 satu Majlis berbuka puasa diadakan di St. Michael's Institution, Ipoh. Majlis ini dianjurkan oleh ALUMNI RANCANGAN KHAS (RK) SMI dan juga pihak sekolah. Majlis ini dihadiri oleh old boys beragama Islam dari zaman 70an sehingga 00an, guru-guru, bekas guru dan juga pelajar-pelajar Tingkatan 3-5.
Program ini kemudiannya diteruskan dengan solat berjamaah Maghrib, Isyak dan kemudiannya Solat Tarawih yang diketuai oleh Imam Khairuddin Malik yang juga merupakan bekas pelajar SMI yang kini berkhidmat sebagai Imam di Masjid Puchong, Selangor.
Players from all houses
Venue: Sunway Extreme Park, Tambun
SMIOB would like to congratulate the winners. Kudos to the players who fought bravely in this test tournament. An experiment tournament before the official tournament which is being planned to be held next year.
The award of fame, glamor and glory goes to LA SALLE team, the unexpected team which the players consist mostly "kuda tua" players and the most less number of players in the team, plus a 1 Malaysia team.
The tournament went smoothly and the level of competition was high whereas after two games all teams collected 3 points each and the winner as well as league position can only be decided after final game.The final which was scheduled had to be cancelled due to running out of time.
Thanks to the committee members from SMIOB, the players, Sunway Extreme Park Tambun and the supporters who spent their long weekend with us. 1 Malaysia and One Michaelian.
Here is the full report of the game.
Champions: LA SALLE
1st Runner Up: AUGUSTUS
4th: U PAUL
1. U Paul (3) vs La Salle (5)
2. Patrick (4) vs Augustus (0)
3. U Paul (1) vs Patrick (0)
4. La Salle (2) vs Augustus (4)
5. Patrick (3) vs La Salle (4)
6. Augustus (5) vs U Paul (0)
The registered players:
U PAUL (Yellow)
Manager: Mohd Dzran (96)
1. Zolfa Zin (84)
2. Mohd Dzran (96)
3. Noorlizamri Nan (98)
4. Shaifurizam Jamaluddin (98)
5. Yang Syazlan (02)
6. Namazee Nizam (05)
7. Mohamad Shafuan (08)
LA SALLE ( Blue)
Manager: Mohd Fazli (96)
1. Liew Kah Wei (96)
2. Saiful Bahari (96)
3. Mohan Albert (96)
4. Irwan Zin (98)
5. Zaid Affendi (08)
6. Iqbal (08)
Manager: Mohd Firdaus Musa (00)
1. Hazli Zin (83)
2. Darwis (03)
3. Hafizie (06)
4. Mohammad Azmer (06)
5. Mohammad Affiq (08)
6. Muhd Azizi (08)
7. Zulhelmi Al-Aiman (08)
8. Hazwan Nizam (10)
Manager: Ben Lau (96)
1. Adiwira (96)
2. Lee Kar Wai (96)
3. Ben Lau (96)
4. Hanis Uzir (96)
5. Faez Wan Su (07)
6. Eaman Ahmad Fusan (07)
7. Muhammad Fikri (07)
8. Farez Wan Su (10)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
On 24th and 25th July they had created a history by becoming the first old boys team from SMI involved in Rugby 7 aside Liga Alumni 2010. They were in same group with the defending champion, KYSER Unicorn (Kolej Yayasan Saad Melaka Alumni), HSKOBA (High School Klang Old Boys Association) and ANSARA (Alumni MRSM) Kuala Terengganu.
With no training, our team had given a fight against the much established teams. In first game the team lost 7-14 to KYSER and against HSKOBA we were defeated 7-17. In our last game, we were the favourite to win the game but our team failed to lift the expectation whereby we lost 14-19 to ANSARA Kuala Terengganu. The Champion for this tournament is HSKOBA when they defeated KYSER.
The event was held at Padang UTARA Seksyen 52 Petaling Jaya, a centre for the rugby community in Klang Valley. For some of Michaelians, this was the first time they had stood on the field and played rugby here.
SMIOB Dugong will come back again next year and with much proper training we believe our team will do much better. Apart from 7 aside, we will also looking forward for 10's and 15's tournament anywhere in Malaysia.
We would like to thank to the those who were in the team:
Team Manager: Mohd Dzran Md Desa(96)
Asst Manager: Hafiz Zulkifli (05)
Hanif Kamaludin (97)
Noor Halim Yaacob (98)
Hafiz Zolkipli (01)
Cikgu Helmi (SMI)
Cikgu Adi Yusri (SMI)
Tasnim Hadi (02)
Yang Syazlan (02)
Onn Fadli (08)
Aliff Yasraff( Sek Men Dato Syed Omar Kedah)
Shahzali( Sek Men Teknik Ampangan Negeri Sembilan)
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Upacara perasmian telah disempurnakan oleh Yang Berbahagia Dato Vincent Corkery dengan kehadiran tetamu-tetamu kehormat seperti Penolong Kanan Kokurikulum En. Kamaruzzaman, bekas guru merangkap bekas penyelia petang SMI (bersara 1994), Cikgu Harun dan bekas pemain ragbi SMI, En. Zolfa Bin Zin (batch 1984). Perasmian juga diserikan lagi dengan perarakan masuk ke padang oleh pemain-pemain dari kedua-dua pasukan dan persembahan bertenaga oleh Michaelian Military Band.
Program dimulakan dengan permainan Ragbi di antara SMI dan SMIOB. Pasukan SMI berjersi baru lengkap yang ditaja oleh pihak sekolah dan old boys kelihatan begitu segak namun gagal menewaskan pasukan SMIOB dan kedua-dua pasukan terikat dengan kedudukan 15-15. Pasukan SMIOB dibarisi oleh pemain-pemain terbaik yang pernah dilahirkan oleh SMI dari generasi Cikgu Choo Ah Chye sehinggalah ke generasi Cikgu Adi Yusri dan Cikgu Helmi Md Isa. Cikgu Choo Ah Chye juga hadir untuk memberi sokongan.
Perlawanan bolasepak di antara pasukan SMI dan SMIOB memihak kepada SMIOB apabila pasukan muda sekolah tewas 4-3. Pasukan SMIOB kelihatan amat goyah pada awal permainan apabila ketinggalan 0-2, namun pengalaman memisahkan kedua-dua pasukan dan ternyata pasukan bolasepak SMIOB pulang dengan kejayaan.
Bagi acara badminton, kedudukan terikat seri 2-2 setelah penganjur membatalkan perlawanan terakhir memandangkan kedua2 pasukan kekurangan pemain.
Kesemua perlawanan telah disaksikan dengan penuh minat oleh Dato Vincent Corkery yang sanggup turun ke gelanggang dan meluangkan masa untuk bersama dengan Michaelian.
Acara terakhir, tarik tali merupakan acara kemuncak yang ditunggu-tunggu oleh semua peserta dan sekali lagi SMIOB berjaya mengalahkan pasukan SMI.
Ternyata acara ini telah berjaya mencapai matlamatnya iaitu untuk merapatkan hubungan di antara pelajar dan bekas pelajar di dalam satu suasana kekeluargaan yang meriah. Keputusan permainan bukan perkara utama tetapi semangat bersatu tanpa mengira umur, status, bangsa dan agama selaras dengan semangat seorang Michaelian.
Jawatankuasa Penganjur SMI OLD BOYS WEEKEND 2010 mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih kepada semua yang menjayakannya termasuk barisan ahli jawatankuasa penganjur dari SMIOB dan SMI yang bertungkus lumus siang dan malam untuk menjayakan program ini dan SMIOB juga berharap program ini akan menjadi acara tahunan dan tradisi yang ditunggu-tunggu oleh semua warga Michaelian.
Terima kasih daun keladi
Tahun depan jumpa lagi
Sunday, June 20, 2010
A game of friendship and brotherhood between the past and current students. In preparation for the OBW 2010, the SMIOB rugby and football team held a training at SMI on 19th June 2010 to make themselves familiar with the game venue.The training starts at 5pm and end at 7pm.It is also an opportunity for the Organizing Committee of OLD BOYS WEEKEND 2010 to check the venue and make a preparation.
The last training and final rehearsal will be held at the same time and venue on 25th June 2010, a day before OBW 2010.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
OLD BOYS WEEKEND 2010
26th June 2010
This program/event is organized by a group of students who called themselves as SMIOB (St. Michael’s Institution Ipoh Old Boys). Since it’s inception in 2008, lot of activities were held such as futsal, badminton, blood donation and old boys’ gatherings. We have our own website; http://smioldboys.blogspot.com and our e mail is email@example.com. Our members are mostly from those who are active in using internet and we use to communicate through online. Our motto is THROUGH SPORTS AND CULTURE WE UNITE.
An OLD BOYS WEEKEND is a give back to school program. A charity based program in which the old boys especially the sportsman who had contributed to the SMI sports achievement in those days come back to school and playing games with the current students. This is the second year of the program after unprecedented last year’s program. We received well response from those who were unable to attend the first program last year and they had pledge to come to school for this year OLD BOYS WEEKEND.
For this year event, the old boys who attend the event are required to pay registration fee of RM10.00 as a contribution to sponsor the cost of the event and payable upon registration.
1.To organize a sports game between the old boys and students of St.Michael’s Institution,Ipoh.
2.To organize reunion gathering for the old boys, seniors and juniors from various batches.
3.To contribute in school sports development in form of charity and self motivation.
4.To strengthen the bond of brotherhood and friendship between past and current students.
5.As a homecoming annual event for the old boys all over the nation to visit their alma mater.
8.00am : Registration. Old boys and students arrival.
8.30am : Opening Ceremony.
9.00am : Game 1
Rugby-SMI vs SMIOB
Badminton-SMI vs SMIOB
10.00am : Game 3
Football-SMI vs SMIOB
11.00am : Tarik Tali
11.30am : Closing & Photography Session
12.00pm : Lunch
This event is not an SMIOB program only but a program which involves the participation of the students, teachers, parents and the school. This combination is a great collaboration and it is in line with our theme for this year’s OLD BOYS WEEKEND 2010, HAND IN HAND WE STAND.
We work together hand in hand and we stand by each other, the school and the old boys to face the obstacles in front of us to achieve success in the future. And we hope with more old boys come forward to join us; SMIOB can be a registered alumni association in the future and to be an alternative for the old boys to be in alumni community and to give their best to the development of their alma mater.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Meanwhile their juniors, 97 team won the third place. The medals were presented by Mr. Zolfa Zain, a senior from the batch of 1984.
Friday, April 30, 2010
The Michaelians who were the residence of Asrama Jalan Tambun
The First Batch of RK in 1971
Siapakah mereka? Mereka adalah pelajar-pelajar Melayu yang mendapat peluang belajar di SMI dan kebanyakan daripada mereka adalah pelajar pintar dari luar bandar yang mendapat peluang bersekolah di SMI di bawah satu program yang dikenali sebagai Rancangan Khas(RK) dan program ini berterusan untuk beberapa dekad. Selain daripada asrama di SMI terdapat juga sebahagian darpada pelajar-pelajar ini tinggal di asrama di Jalan Tambun sebelum berpindah sepenuhnya ke asrama di SMI. Tidak dapat dipastikan samada pelajar-pelajar program RK atau lebih dikenali sebagai budak hostel ini masih lagi terdapat di SMI.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Tahniah diucapkan kepada Pengarah Kampus UiTM Perak, bekas pelajar St. Michael's Institution Ipoh (Batch 1978) di atas Penganugerahan Darjah Dato' Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP) yang membawa gelaran Dato' sempena Sambutan Ulangtahun Hari Keputeraan Sultan Perak Yang Ke 82 dan selepas ini disebut sebagai Yang Berbahagia Prof. Dato' Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohamad Said.
Congratulations to Bro. Vincent Corkery who was conferred Datukship by His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Shah in conjunction with his royal highness 82nd Birthday.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
For some of us, the old boys had been there. We were there last year on the historic date. The date is 1/8/2009, a day where a group of the old boys came and visit their alma mater. The visit is with a purpose. Not a simply or a common visit or sight seeing tour with reminiscing fond memories. But a visit with an objective to keep the bond of brotherhood and friendship among Michaelians, young and old. Senior and junior. The boys and the old boys.
A journey to boyhood. We came last year and 2 games were held. Football and rugby where both events played on the school field. The feedback and outcome of the event was tremendous and awesome. We received e mail from the old boys who were participated as well as those who were unable to come. They want it again. They want to play a game with their juniors. They want to be there again and once again to be with the school players. They wish to come back again.
This year we are planning to have such similar event with additional games to be held. And this event is called as OLD BOYS WEEKEND, where a weekend for the old boys from all over nations to come back to their alma mater, meeting with their school mates, teachers and students.
We need your feedback for us to arrange and to organize the event. Let us make the OLD BOYS WEEKEND a tradition. A tradition where the old boys will leave everything on that weekend and begin a journey to a boyhood to none other than ST. MICHAEL'S INSTITUTION IPOH.
We have make a poll on the right panel of this blog. Select your suitable dates. The proposal date is not finalized yet and subject to change. Apart from football and rugby, we intend to include badminton and other sports during the OLD BOYS WEEKEND. Give your suggestion and feedback. Let us work together and participate in this year OLD BOYS WEEKEND.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
SMIOB INTER-BATCH FUTSAL 2010 (The Old Boys Game)
DATE: 1st MAY 2010 (SATURDAY@LABOUR DAY)
VENUE: SPORTS PLANET MENGLEMBU, IPOH
Registration Fees: RM200.00 per team
( 10 players per team)
1st: RM250.00 + Medal
2nd: RM200.00 + Medal
3rd: RM150.00 + Medal
Form your own team now!!! Register your team before or on 15th April 2010.
We are also looking for corporate or individual sponsors who would like to sponsor a futsal team or the tournament itself.
If you have any inquiries of the competition and to register your team, do not hesitate to contact our representatives:
Fazli (1996): 019-5542389
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
THERE have been many brickbats thrown at the selection of the country's first 20 high performance schools (HPS).
Some have questioned why top names such as Penang Free School, St Michael's Institution (Ipoh), Victoria Institution (Kuala Lumpur) or SMK St Joseph (Kuching) were left out of the list. (pic: Victoria Institution)
Many people have commented that identifying and labelling high performance schools would lead to elitism, while others have said that there should be a level playing field for all schools.
Education deputy director-general (General Education Operations) Datuk Noor Rezan Bapoo Hashim wants to set the record straight.
"There has been a lot of cynicism and a negative backlash and the public may be seeing these schools as a single entity.
"These schools earned that position. They went the extra mile and showed their potential," she explains.
Citing an example, she says SK Zainab (2) in Kota Baru used its own initiative to work with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) while SMK (P) St George's co-operative is a great success.
Besides that, there was a stringent application process which schools had to meet in order to obtain the HPS status.
As a result, some of these schools had earlier been given cluster school status and an allocation of RM500,000 to further quantum leap themselves.
"Gaining the HPS designation is similar to the apex university concept as they are awarded to Malaysia's best schools," she adds.
HPS are defined as schools with ethos, character and a unique identity which enable the schools to excel in all aspects of education.
Noor Rezan reiterates that these schools are not elitist.
"We hope that the public will look at it as a whole education national key result areas (NKRA) package," she adds.
The ministry, she adds, had conducted focus groups with the relevant stakeholders including school heads, unions, subject matter experts and the public, who were supportive of the HPS concept.
The rationale behind why high performance schools were chosen as a sub-NKRA are to elevate the quality of the best schools, produce excellent students and raise the bar for other schools in the system.
"Elevating the quality of the best schools means raising the quality of the best performing education institutions through increasing the level of autonomies, such as allowing them to innovate how the school is run.
"At the same time, in producing excellent students who move on to the best institutions of higher learning, and graduate into 'towering personalities' in all fields of work," explains Noor Rezan who is the Education national key result areas (NKRA) lab leader.
It is also to raise the bar for other schools in the system through coaching and networking between institutions.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had announced the list of the 20 HPS in January. Of the 20 schools named, 10 were fully residential, four secondary and six primary.
Another 30 schools would be named next year, and 50 by 2012, making it 100 in total.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said there would be financial incentives for schools, school leaders, teachers and non-academic staff; a greater range of options for human capital development; and allowance for high-achieving students to advance faster through the education system.
Noor Rezan explains that there is a stringent application process and schools have to prove they are worthy of the selection.
"The Inspectorate of Schools vets all the applications so if a school has given itself a high score under the Malaysian Educational Quality Standards (SKPM), it has to prove that this really is the case," she says.
To be considered for HPS status, primary schools have to meet three out of the five annex criteria required and four out of five for secondary schools.
These annex criteria are excellent academic achievement which is a composite score of the School Average Score (GPS) and a verified SKPM score; towering personalities; national and international awards; linkages with institutions of higher learning; strong network, and nationally and internationally benchmarked.
SK Bukit Damansara headmistress Zarina Jamil says the school has managed to achieve a consistent score of above 90% in the SKPM for the last three years.
"Our pupils have constantly performed well in the UPSR and been placed first in various categories in the state such as the highest number of passes and obtaining all A's," she says.
As for towering personalities, Noor Rezan explains that this means the school has a track record of developing influential and successful individuals while for newer schools, there is a clear aspiration to nurture leaders.
Although the school is about 37 years old, SMK (P) Sri Aman principal Alainal Hasani Md Noor says it has produced many successful students including the first female pilot for Air Asia.
"We try to be environmentally friendly and have two solar panels that generate enough energy for two air-conditioners, and our students turn leftover fruit into enzymes for fertiliser," she adds.
Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah principal Mohamad Kamaludin Taib says the school's old boys from its Alumni Sekolah Alam Shah (Asas) work closely with the school.
"They volunteer their time at school by giving the students motivational and career talks and also hand out monetary rewards," he adds.
On the negative feedback that it was unfair that some of the HPS are residential schools, Mohamad Kamaludin says residential schools have to work as hard as other institutions since there is a lot of competition.
"We can't afford to be complacent," he shares.
For SMK (P) St George principal Shariffah Afifah Syed Abbas, it was not making RM107,000 in profits from running the school co-operative which is important, but the invaluable training the students are receiving in return.
Besides focusing on the traditional co-op bookshop, the school has branched out into running a cafeteria, cybercafe and even growing chillies. There's also a co-op branch selling stationery at the residential hall which caters to around 200 students.
"Not all of our students can volunteer at the co-op bookshop so we built a cafeteria.
"It is managed like a Starbucks outlet and sells food such as muffins, pizzas and yoghurt and is solely operated by the students under the guidance of the teachers," she adds.
Shariffah Afifah says the chilli fertigation programme cost RM10,000 to put in place and will take the school some time to recover the cost.
"But as I told my teachers look at what the students are getting in return as in addition to their books, they are learning about insects and fertilisers.
"Many young people are often reluctant to become entrepreneurs but I hope that with the training and experiences my students are getting here, they can grab such opportunities in the future," she adds.
SK Zainab (2) headmistress Aida Mohd Salleh feels the school's success is due to the pupils' parents who volunteer as assistant teachers.
"Sometimes they get involved in a project or help prepare teaching aids. They also help the children particularly those in Year One to manage themselves," she says.
The school, she adds, also works with USM on a mind enhancement programme.
Noor Rezan says HPS will need to play a role in ensuring there is broader impact in the Malaysian education system.
"They need to reach out to other schools through several ways including mentoring and coaching, sharing of best practices, and having attachment programmes.
"As an example, if a school near the HPS has a new teacher and he wants to learn how to be a better Science teacher, he could request to shadow an expert teacher at the HPS," she explains.
At the same time, it does not mean the ministry is neglecting the other schools in the country.
"When the ministry ranks schools, it is not to shame them, but to let the schools know where they stand.
"We just want to help them improve through concrete programmes.
"We want to know whether it is a leadership problem, infrastructure or perhaps the quality of teachers," she adds.
The ministry will put a School Improve-ment Tool Kit on its NKRA website so that all schools can identify what problems they might have and work together to resolve them.
On the confusion regarding the labelling of schools such as cluster or smart schools, Noor Rezan points out that there only three categories of schools.
These are government, government-aided and private schools.
"It may seem like we have many categories of schools but these are just programmes which we have put into place," she adds.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Antara tetamu-tetamu kehormat yang hadir adalah Pengarah Jabatan Agama Islam Negeri Perak, Datuk Sheikh Mansor Al-Hafiz dan juga Datuk Dr. Fazli Cheah. SMIOB telah dijemput untuk hadir bagi memeriahkan majlis tersebut. Tetamu-tetamu yang juga terdiri daripada penduduk setempat telah dihidangkan dengan jamuan, persembahan oleh penyanyi undangan dan pemberian ang pow serta cabutan bertuah.
Majlis yang bermula pada pukul 8.30 pagi berakhir pada jam 12.30 tengahari.
SMIOB mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association Cawangan Ipoh dan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan kepada saudara John Patrick@ Amir Shariffuddin Wong (Michaelian Batch 1996) di atas kesudian mereka menjemput pihak kami ke Majlis yang penuh keberkatan.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Resipi Pulau Pinang tapi nasi kandar ‘Nasi Ganja’ popular di Ipoh
IPOH, Feb 4 — Nasi kandar yang diperkenal oleh pendatang India Muslim yang berhijrah ke negara ini begitu sinonim dengan Pulau Pinang tetapi popularitinya merebak ke merata ceruk dan boleh dikatakan tiada bandar di negara ini tidak mempunyai restoran yang menyediakannya.
Malah hotel-hotel bertaraf lima bintang turut menyajikannya melalui pelbagai promosi yang sering dianjurkan. Bagi bandar raya Ipoh, terdapat sebuah kedai “mamak” yang telah mencipta nama tersendiri hingga menjadi tumpuan peminat nasi kandar tempatan dan dari luar sejak berpuluh tahun lepas.
Nama jolokan yang diberikan kepada hidangan yang disajikan di kedai berkenaan mungkin kurang “enak” malah berbau jenayah tetapi kedai “nasi ganja” begitu terkenal di sini malahan dalam kalangan peminat dari luar Ipoh pun sudah lali dengan namanya.
Perniagaan yang dimulakan sejak awal tahun 60-an itu terus mendapat tempat di hati peminat dan penggemar nasi kandar disebabkan kelazatannya tetap sama walaupun tukang masaknya silih berganti.
Kedai nasi berkenaan sebenarnya menumpang di sebuah Kedai Kopi Cina yang dikenali sebagai Restoran Yong Suan tetapi nama restoran berkenaan tenggelam dan tidak menjadi sebutan.
Restoran berkenaan terletak di Jalan Yang Kalsom dan bagi penduduk lama bandar raya Ipoh, kawasan kedai berkenaan lebih dikenali sebagai stesen bas Tanjung Rambutan kerana terletak berhadapan dengan stesen bas yang telah ditutup beberapa tahun lepas.
Antara lauk pauk yang menjadi kegemaran para pengunjungnya ialah Ayam Wangge, Ayam Merah, Ayam Hitam dan Daging Hitam.
Tiada siapa yang tahu bagaimana gelaran “nasi ganja” diberikan kepada kedai berkenaan tetapi tanggapan umum adalah kerana rasanya yang sedap seolah-olah membuatkan orang ramai terus setia atau ketagih untuk menikmatinya.
Pengusaha asal kedai nasi kandar tersebut, Kamal Naseer Abdul Rahman telah lama meninggal dunia dan tradisi perniagaan tersebut diteruskan oleh ahli keluarga.
Waris Kamal, Nihmatullah Syed Mustafa, 44, berkata keistimewaan utama nasi ganja ialah lauk ayam merah yang dimasak menggunakan sambal kelapa yang tidak terdapat di mana-mana restoran yang lain.
“Nasi kandar ini menggunakan resipi kami sendiri. Kami menggunakan rempah yang digiling dan ia dibeli di Pulau Pinang,” katanya.
“Biasanya, kami boleh menjual tidak kurang daripada 1,000 pinggan nasi kandar sehari,” katanya.
Mengenai gelaran nasi ganja, Nihmatullah berkata beliau pun tidak tahu bagaimana ia tercetus dan memang ada pelanggan yang nakal sering bertanya sama ada resipi kedainya mempunyai “herba” terlarang itu. Beliau berkata sejak dibuka 49 tahun lepas, “nasi ganja” mendapat sambutan yang amat baik daripada orang ramai termasuk daripada pelancong asing dari Singapura, Thailand dan Australia.
Bagi pengunjung yang pertama kali, beliau meminta mereka bersabar jika ingin menikmati hidangan tengah hari kerana perlu beratur panjang untuk memilih lauk pauk. Katanya, kebanyakan pelanggannya memberitahu bahawa keistimewaan “nasi ganja” terletak pada ayam merah yang tidak boleh ditandingi mana-mana pengusaha nasi kandar lain.
Gelaran Ayam Wangge tercipta daripada laungan pekerja kedai berkenaan yang sering menjerit “Wangge, Wangge, Wangge” dalam bahasa Tamil yang bermaksud “marilah, marilah, marilah” kepada orang ramai yang lalu di hadapan restoran itu.
Sementara itu, pemilik kedai kopi, Yang Yong Suan, 58, berkata, sambutan hebat orang ramai ke atas masakan nasi kandar itu turut membantu melariskan jualan minuman dan roti bakar yang dijual di kedainya. Katanya restoran itu diwarisi daripada mendiang bapanya.
Beliau berkata kedai nasi ganja di restorannya mendapat tempat di hati masyarakat kerana peminatnya terdiri dari pelbagai peringkat usia dan bangsa.
“Kebanyakan pengunjung yang ada sekarang mula makan di sini bersama keluarga sejak 20 tahun yang lalu... dulu mereka dibawa ibu bapa dan sekarang mereka membawa keluarga masing-masing pula.
“Kami juga ada pengunjung dari utara dan selatan tanah air yang singgah di Ipoh semata-mata untuk menjamu selera di sini,” katanya.
Yang berkata suasana istimewa yang terdapat di restoran beliau ialah kehadiran pelanggan pelbagai bangsa Melayu, Cina dan India.
Katanya, pelanggan juga terdiri daripada pelbagai lapisan masyarakat dan mereka yang berpangkat besar sering duduk bersama menikmati hidangan.
Keunikan restoran itu ialah ia dijalankan secara perkongsian antara seorang tauke Cina yang menghidangkan minuman dan India Muslim yang menyediakan nasi berlauk. — Bernama
Sunday, January 3, 2010
After a long school holiday, it is now for you guys to come back to our home. A place where no place on earth can be found except here, the land of the dreamer and the dream.
Grab all the opportunities offered to you. We, the old boys from different walks of life and background would like to see you guys to excel in academics and sports. Let us hear some good news from the school. If you guys doing well and make our school proud, you are a proud of us too.
If they say which is the best school? Tell them, "We are!!!" If they ask who are the most bright and active students? Tell them, "We are!!! And if they ask who will be the proud of our nation? Tell them, "We are"!!!
And lastly tell them,