Graduation group photo taken at the end of 1969. Our class actually had 53 students, but only 45 sat for the primary six examination because 8 of them could not make it due to family problems.
27 classmates of class of 69 of Dung Sang Primary School turned up last Saturday evening (26/12) for our 2nd reunion in 40 years. The last reunion was 10 years ago, also in December, 1999. This time we had several classmates whom we had not met since leaving primary school 40 years ago.Together with us were 3 former teachers and Chairman of the school board of directors.
Hii Yii Ann was in awe to see teacher Mr. Wong Teck Sing still looking young! Yii Ann is a successful businessman with operations in Malaysia and PNG.
Teacher Madam Ngu Ing Soong (seated right) is now 80 years old. She is seen here greeting her former colleague Mr. Lau Hing Tung. Also seated are teachers Mr. Wong Teck Sing and Kapitan Ting Lung Pew.
Trying to identify each other....most of us have never met Madam Wong Swee Toh since leaving primary school. From right: Andrew Wong, Wong Leh Hee, Wong Swee Toh, Wong Pak Leung, and Wong Tiong Kai. Andrew is Operations Manager with San Hin Group of companies based in KK, Sabah. Pak Leung is now with Nice Construction, Sibu. Tiong Kai is CEO of Laku Management based in Miri.
From right: Ling Ung Moi (with United Daily Press in Miri) Wong Swee Toh ( in Marudi ) Wong Yiun Sien (With Samling Group in Miri) Tie Cheng Huong (Sibu) and Wong Leh Hee (Miri).
From left: Cheng Toh Kwong ( school headmaster in Durin) sharing a joke with Ling Ung Moi, Wong Tuon Kai, Andrew Wong and Wong Sing Chuon (school headmaster in Sibu).
Seated from right are Wong Tai Ton, Ling Kuok Seng , Ngu Wu Loong and Wong Sie Ping. Standing are Thomas Ting , Andrew Wong and Cheng Toh Kwong.
Lau Sie Hee rushed back to attend the reunion from Australia. She is a successful QS based in Kuching.
These 3 guys were not only classmates but also neighbours. They are from right, Steven Tiong, Wong Tiong Kai and Wong Ngie Chiok. Steven has his own business in Sibu and Ngie Chiok is with the oil and gas industry in Miri.
And amidst the laughters and joy, we didn't forget to contribute to our alma mater.Rm50,000 was raised from all classmates for the school extension. A new class room will be named after Class of 1969. Steven Tiong, organizing chairman of the reunion dinner was seen here presenting the cheque to Penghulu Wong Kah Sing who is Chairman of the school Board.
The school board and former teachers were all impressed by our donation. Beside heaping praises on us, they also urged other former students to donate generously to the school building fund.
Age is catching up, very fast, on all of us. How many more 10 years do we have? Several of us who married young have already become grandfather and grandmother! And those serving in the public and private sectors will retire in a few years' time. The suggestion that we should hold reunion more regularly, perhaps bi-annually, has been well received. I take this opportunity to wish all former primary school classmates happy new year, good health and may god bless you and your family always.