— with Fizz Debak.
Anak2 Kg Lipat Kajang yang ingin memberi maklumat yang lebih terperinci dan tepat sila buat komen.
Just a rural kampong ('village' translated directly) in the Government Administrative District of Temerloh (a small town at the very mid-riff of the Peninsular), in the Sultanate State of Pahang, in a country called Malaysia.
(Sebuah kampong kecil perantauan di Negeri Pahang Darul Makmur)
This is how I remember Kampong Lipat Kajang. The ‘serambi of my grandfather’s house at Durian Sangka (about 500 m upriver from the village mesjid), facing the Sungei Pahang, about 100 meters there on. The old rusty zinc roof, the climbing steps to the ‘serambi’ door and the ‘tempayan’ at the bottom of those climbing steps. The leaning mango leaves on to the roof. It was as if yesterday that I climbed up those steps on my little feet, into the house where my grandfather sat on his rattan chair, and my grandmother cooking in the kitchen. Well its all gone now, just memories.
And I loved to be at my father’s house at Cerok Panjang, (about 2 km west of my grandfather’s house) in his small hut of thatched roofs, tree bark walls, pieces of ‘pinang’ (a sort of tall thin stemed palm tree) floor, and we all sleeping on mats on the floor, my brother and I and my father, my mother being separated from my father. And later we were joined by my stepmother and my two other new siblings, a boy and a girl. And looking across from my father’s house side (we used to have a cool clear spring water well on our side of the padi field where we used to take drinking water from and to also wash ourselves with) we saw the house across, over the padi field, my uncle’s house. It might have not been like the photo, which was taken very recently, but its was just about that. A beautiful scenery and a pleasant memories.
And behind my father’s house was the
Of my Kampong Lipat Kajang.
I have tried to do a family tree of the people in Kampong Lipat Kajang people, those I know, especially the older generation. I am totally blind of the younger generation.
I use Genius Family Tree software which I uploaded and paid the licence for. That was some years ago, and I do not know if there is the latest update of the software or even if the
I started off with just using my own memory, and later I got a family tree made by our own CikGu Jamalluddin Soa, and later I added that from a family tree given to me by Sdr Teh Seman Salleh. And Sdr Baharom Salleh also made his own family tree which I incorporated into my own family tree, Thus I have almost a complete family tree of those people of Kampong Lipat Kajang. But I must confess the picture I have made is not complete. There is a lot of room for improvement.
I cannot share that family tree in this blog, but I have given some information to Sdr Hamzah Sulaiman whom I trust has made a family tree of his own, and hoping that he will share his version with me so that I may just fill in all my blanks.
Di satu ketika dulu, zaman dah berlalu, Kampong Lipat Kajang selalu saja di kunjungi oleh Almarhum Tun Abd Razk, Menteri, kemudian Timbalan Perdana Menteri, tapi saya tak tahu sekira nya beliau melawat Kampong Lipat Kajang sebagai seorang Perdana Menteri Malaysia.
Yang saya ingat, bapa saudara saya, arwah Derus, adalah orang kuat UMNO pada masa itu dan kawan2 beliau termasuklah Menteri Besar Pahang, Tan Sri (pada masa itu Dato’) Yahya Seth. Arwah bapa saudara saya itu dengan Almarhum sangat rapat dalam politik mereka.
Zaman telah berlalu, sekarang siapa kah gerangan nya Menteri