Stretch of kampong house on stilts along the coast of Pulau Sekijang (now Lazarus Island).
When Mr. Ajumin was a child, there was a Chinese man (Row 2, third person from the left) that brought tourists over from the mainland. This picture was taken near the jetty.
Mr. Ajumin (L) followed by the rest of the freestyle relay team representing Pulau Sekijang and St. John’s Island at the primary school inter-school competion at Tanglin Community Swimming Pool.
Students of Sekolah Melayu Sekijang Pelepah at the Tanglin Community Swimming Pool, celebrating the efforts of the swim team.
The teachers and elders of malay school, Sekolah Melayu Sekijang Pelepah.
A school photo taken at he courtyard of Sekolah Pulau Sekijang Pelepah. Trophies marking the achievement of the school and its students displayed proudly on the table while the school flag and Singapore’s flag flew high on the flagpoles behind.
Mdm. Lela, age 4, with her brother at the jetty of Pulau Sekijang Pelapah, (now Lazarus Island).
Our Primary Investigator (PI), Dr. Hamzah having a freindly conversation with our interviewee, Mr. Akim.
The birth certificate of Mr. Akim show that his birth was registered at Rural-Other Neighbouring Islands, Singapore. Something you will not see anymore on recent birth certificates.
The St. John’s Island English School was the only primary school on the island. Mr. Akim was admitted into the school in 1958, when he was seven years old.
In St. John’s island English School, a typical class has 12 to 18 students. This is the report card of Mr. Akim when he was Primary Six. He graduated and went on to Gan Eng Seng Secondary School in mainland Singapore.
Mr. Akim’s adopted father at a festival. His father worked in the P.W.D. power generator company.
When his mother was still alive, Mr. Akim would bring his children to visit their house on St. John’s Island. Mr. Akim’s mother and his daught sharing a bed with his mother doing some needlework.
After moving out from the island to mainland Singapore, Mr. Akim’s took a trip back back to St. John’s island with his family. The familar sight of the jetty greeted him.
Mr. Akim and his family walking down the path towards his house.
One of the old houses Mr. Akim’s son took picture of while they were on their way to Mr. Akim’s house.
Mr. Akim and his father, Mr. Giman bin Kromo.
Mr. Giman bin Kromo with his grandchildren.
A picture of the whole family outside of their house. The wooden furnishes of the building were common on the island.
Mr Akim participating in Grandparents’ Day Gentle Walk.