Sunday, December 28, 2008

Kampung Dong

Kampung Dong is a village where I was born. Situated in the district of Raub, Pahang, nearly 1.7 hours from Kuala Lumpur. I had my primary education at Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Muhammad Jabar, Dong, from Standard 4 to 6 (when I was 10 to 12 years old). I had a very interesting life here as a child, in which I may not be able to describe in words. Here I portray some pictures of my Dong village.

Signboard to Lata Jarum Waterfall and Pulau Chekas Recreational Park
Dong Mini Town
Dong Islamic School - Sekolah Menengah Agama Al-Ulum Addiniah
Masjid Dong
My grandma's house is on the left and my Uncle Aziz & Auntie Fariza's house is on the right
View from Dong Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dong)
Road to Kuala Lumpur (to the left) || Road to Kelantan (to the right)


Abdul Hakim Johari said...

salam..seronok tgk balik sekolah lama di SMA Al-Ulum Ad-Dinniah..Anak jati KL yg merantau 5 tahun menuntut ilmu di bumi Dong sungguh menyentap jiwa dan kerinduan untuk kembali ke zaman persekolahan semula..Masih terasa udara nyaman, hijau rimbunan pokok serta suasana kampung di sana..Insya'allah di suatu masa, akan kembali menjenguk sejarah semula..

Izat Ezwan said...


Mcm mana anak jati KL boleh sekolah dekat Dong ni? Mengagumkan..

Kenangan lama selalunya indah.

Datanglah ke Dong lagi. Ahla wasahla feeki beeDong..

Qis said...

macam takot salah tgok rumah yg tepi jln2

Izat Ezwan said...

Kalau asal Dong selalunya sedara. Saya ni cucu arwah We Lias. Awak SKMJ jugak ye. Sayapun SKMJ tapi dari Darjah 4 sampai 6 jer.

Kalau balik Dong, selalunya mintak gulai asam rom, my favorite :-)

Rez Kabir said...

Thanks Izat. Saw Dong after a long long time. I studied in Sekolah Kebangsaan Dong from standards 3 to 5 during 1977-1979. I would love to connect to my old classmates. I am originally from Bangladesh and now reside in USA. What is the school known by, now-a-days? Do you know if there is an alumni association that I can contact. Would appreciate any help you can provide.
Rez Kabir

Izat Ezwan said...

Rez, I'd searched around, couldn't find the alumni, sorry Rez.

Dong is just a small village, but happy to say it's developing now.

It's so odd to hear a Bangladeshi had his primary education in a Malay Village like Dong, happened in the late 70s. Hard to believe.

Do you still remember any of your friends, their names?

Rez Kabir said...

Salam Izat, it was very nice of you to have looked around for my sake. Appreciated it.
Yes, it was an amazing time. My father worked at the only clinic in Dong as a physician.Frankly, to this day, I say that my 3 years in Dong,Raub,Pahang, Malaysia were filled with some of the best memories of my life. I am indebted to all my Malaysian friends and teachers who made such lasting impressions on me with their friendship and love.

Some of my friends were Badaruzzaman Mat Nor, Ahmad Sahar, Khamsiah ( forgot her last name), Hisham..etc. I wish I could reach some of them and reminisce our time together..

Terimah Kasih, Izat.

Izat Ezwan said...

Salam Rez. By the time I wrote this reply, I already spent a night in Dong. I'm going to spend 3-4 days here, family visit. I talked to my mom & auntie about you, they seemed to know your dad doctor quite well, however knew a little bit about you.

I need to check with my other relatives, perhaps could lead something down the road. I'll give you the update later...

Hanim Safri said...

I'm Hanim, from Dong too. Attended the very same school, SKMJ & SMD as well.
Rez - Hisham that you mentioned, could be my big brother. Izat - we could be sedara too you know.

Hanim Safri said...

Hi, Hisham tu could be my big bro. Hisham Mohd Safri.

Azouz Izat Ezwan said...

Salam Hanim. So sorry I didn't open my email for so long so I have missed the notification. So Hisham that was mentioned by Rez Kabir is your brother. That is so cool! I'll convey the message to Rez soon.

Yes Hanim, I have a strong feeling that we are sedara. Our parents and their peers surely know each other well. Anyway thanks for dropping by.

Rez Kabir said...

Salam Hanim and Izat.
Thank you both for looking around for my sake :-)
Interestingly, a few weeks after I talked with Izat in this section, finally I managed to link up with my old friends through Facebook :-)
The "Hisham" I mentioned was known to me as "Badrul Hisham". Is he your older brother, Hanim?
I managed to talk to a lot of my friends through Facebook by now.
Anyway, I will remember this blog for a long time, since this was the place I started my search from..

I live in Austin, Texas. If you guys are anywhere near in Texas in future, please feel free to stop by. I will be very happy to have some Orang Melayu from Dong at my home and talk about Dong, Malaysia and my childhood...


Azouz Izat Ezwan said...

Salam Rez. I'm so happy that you finally found your Dong's old friends through FB. Apologies for not being able to help you that much.

I have never been to USA, but would be glad if I got the chance. I heard Austin is one of the nicest places to stay in the US :)

As a Malaysian, I feel grateful to know someone like you who appreciate his childhood memories, Melayu from Dong and Malaysia.

You are always welcome to Malaysia.

Best Regards