Sunday, 31 January 2016

Researching Inche Mohamed Yusope (4)

Inche Mohamed Yusope (1896-1954)
Walid/Tok Walid/ Suami Nenek Inche/Bik Esah

Full name: Haji Mohamed Yusope bin Haji Mohamed Sharif
Call names: Bapak called his father Walid. I refer to him as Tok Walid.
Date of birth: 11 February 1896
Place of birth: 262-T Banda Hilir (Rumah Banda Hilir), Malacca
Education: Passed Junior Cambridge, Standard 7
Occupation: 1. Assistant Inspector of Schools 2. Entomologist
Demise: circa January 1954
Cause of death: Heart attack (he was 58 when he died)
Place of demise: Rumah Banda Hilir
Place of burial: Tanah Perkuburan Islam Masjid Semabok. Malacca

His father: Haji Mohd Sharif bin Ismail
His mother: Patma / Fatma bt Mohamad (a fair lady like a Chinese)

Sibs: 5
Haji Mohamed Yusope (Tok Walid) is the only son and the eldest of 5 sibs.
  1. Haji Mohd Yusope (Walid, Tok Walid; eldest child)
  2. Mahani (Nenek Ani)
  3. Amnah (Nenek Amnah)
  4. Alijah (Nenek Jah)
  5. Asiah (Nenek Yah)
Wife: Aishah bt Mohd Amin
Her call names: Bapak called his mother Inche. I called her Nenek Inche.
                          Others called her Bik Esah.
Date of birth: c.May-July 1907
Place of birth: Kampong Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Demise: 1978 (died at age 71)
Cause of death: Diabetic complications

Date of marriage: c.Feb-May 1920
Walid was 24 years old when he married Nenek Inche in February/March/April/May 1920.

Children: 15 (2 died)
He had 4 children in 1928. Nenek Inche was carrying her 5th child (Mak Sarah) in 1928.

In summary:
Mohamed Yusope bin Mohamed Sharif was born on 11 February 1896 at 262-T Banda Hilir, Malacca (Rumah Banda Hilir). His mother was called Padma. Her name was written as Pahma in his birth certificate. Her real fullname is Fatmah bt Mohamad. His father was Haji Mohd Sharif bin Ismail. His father returned from the Hajj in 1897. His father died suddenly and he was looked after by his uncle Zenal bin Ismail in Klang. He married Aishah bt Mohd Amin of Kampong Bahru in 1920. She was a 12/13-year old orphan girl. She was called Nenek Inche or Bik Esah. Inche Mohamed Yusope was an entomologist and worked with Tok Rashid at Serdang. He was then an Assistant Inspector of Schools in British Malaya. He was present at the Kampong Bahru Malay Girls' School on Empire Day on 24 May 1928. He was 32 years old in 1928. He lived at 1092 Jalan Imbi in KL in November 1931 when my Bapak was born. He returned to Banda Hilir, Malacca when the Japanese war broke out in Malaya and KL was bombed.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 
8 June 1928, Page 16
Malay Girls and Empire Day.
Given the right education, what the Malay boys can do with regard to learning and drill the Malay girls are also capable of carrying out. It is reported that the girls of the Kampong Bahru Malay Girls' vernacular school, Kuala Lumpur, assembled at the school compound on May 24th. to celebrate the Empire Day. The Lady supervisor of the Malay vernacular girls' school and her assistant, Inche Mohamed Yusope, Assistant Inspector of Schools, Mr. Haji Mohamed Sidin, Malay visiting teacher, and a large number of the parents and other relations of the girls were present at the function. The proceedings commenced at 9.30 a.m. when Inche Haniffa binti Mohamed, who is said to be one of the best lady teachers in the school, made a long speech, explaining the meaning of "Empire Day" and why it is celebrated all over the British Dominions, Colonies and Protectorates. At the conclusion of the speech, the girls exhibited themselves at their best in the matter of drill and other exercises which were much appreciated by the large audience. ...

Friday, 15 January 2016

Prof Farida Habib Shah

Name: Prof Farida bt Habib Shah
Other names: Prof Farida Shah/Prof Shah
DOB: 29 June 1948, Malacca
Date of demise: 1 November 2014 (aged 66 years)
Occupation: molecular biologist as well as professor at UKM and UMT, and biotechpreneur
Dubbed: Iron Lady of Biotechnology
Husband: Peter Anderson (travel writer and photographer)

Father: Tan Sri Habib Mohammed Shah (HM Shah)
Mother: a Malay lady in Melaka
Siblings: 10
  1. Dr Kamal Ariffin bin Habib (born 22 July 1947, eldest) - Medical practitioner, KL, Malaysia
  2. Prof Farida Shah/Prof Farida Habib Shah (29 June 1948-2014) - ex-TKC, Molecular biologist & professor at UKM and UMT. Died aged 66.
  3. Jamilah Habib Shah - ex-TKC
  4. Nyarus Habib Shah
  5. Hanief Shah
  6. Soraya bt Habib Shah (born 17 Feb 1954) - Entrepreneur, London, UK
  7. Khairudin Shah (born 1956) - Manager, Malaysia
  8. Omar Din bin Habib Shah  (born 15 June 1959) - trader, London, UK
  9. Shahrum Ali bin H M Shah (born 11 June 1962)  - lawyer, Bangsar, Malaysia
  10. Viera's son: Shariff Shah (born 1975) - Hotelier

Her academic background, taken from TWAS

Farida Habib Shah was born 29 June 1948 in Melaka, Malaysia. She obtained her Master's of Science in immunogenetics in 1975 at the University of Malaya and her PhD in molecular biology in 1983 at the School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of New South Wales in Australia. She was the first Malaysian professor of molecular biology at the National University of Malaysia (UKM).

In 2003, she set up and became CEO of Melaka Biotech Corp. and director of the  Melaka Institute of Biotechnology. She founded the government-owned Melaka Biotech Holdings, with 4 subsidiary companies.

During her academic career, she authored over 200 papers and presented over 250 papers. He work also focused on developing molecular marker techniques for determining genetic diversity of oil palms and medicinal plants. In addition, she was  involved in the development of Jatropha (a flowering plant in the euphorbia family) as alternative feedstock for biodiesel.

Prof. Shah also was founder and president of the Malaysian Molecular and Biotechnology Society. She served as chairperson of the Science and Technology Commission, National Council Women's Organisations in Malaysia, and was founding treasurer of the Malaysian Genetics Society.

In addition to her other work, Prof. Shah had most recently been serving as adjunct professor at the University Malaysia Terengganu.

External links:

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
In Memoriam: Farida Shah

Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Farida Habib Shah - Vice President OWSD (Asia-Pacific region)
Member 1994

University College of Science and Technology Malaysia
Publications authored by Farida Habib Shah

Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (MSMBB)
Prof Dr Farida Habib Shah President MSMBB 1989-1991

Pharmacognosy Research
Farida Habib Shah
Department of Research and Development,
Novel Plants Sdn. Bhd.,
27C Jln Petaling Utama 12,
7.5 Miles Old Klang Road,
46000 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia,

The Petri Dish
Remembering Farida: Farida's fervour
November 2014

Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS)
Young Women Scientists Workshop

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA)
Experts Enlighten Malaysia MPs on Biotech

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Haji Zaini bin Haji Ahmad

Haji Zaini bin Haji Ahmad
(eldest son of HABHAL)

Full name: Haji Zaini bin Haji Ahmad

Call names: Mak Bedah addressed him as Mama Zaini. Sometimes Nana Zaini.
                  He is also referred to as Cikgu Zaini as well as Zaini HABHAL.

Date of birth (DOB): 1926
                               (retirement in 1981 - 55 years of work)

He was the eldest son of Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Latiff (HABHAL).

His brothers are Mohamad and Mahmud.

His sisters are Zaiton, Saadiah and Aishah.

Zaini was tall. He was a Raffles College runner and badminton player.

He became a schoolteacher at Pulau Bukom. He was known as Cikgu Zaini.

He retired by 12 September 1981 and went for Hajj with his wife on 21 September 1981 (see invitation letter below).

His parents were already deceased when Cikgu Zaini went for Hajj in 1981.

He became the Director of HABHAL & Sons Trading, continuing the soy sauce business after his father.

Haji Zaini's business card.
Card from Bapak's collection 2007.

He is deceased (Bapak 2007).

Date of demise:

Zaini married in Kajang. Bapak drove a Morris Minor to see him.

Wife: Hajah Saadiah bt Buyong

Hajah Saadiah bt Buyong
Wife of Haji Zaini bin Haji Ahmad

Saadiah is from Kajang, but lives at Masalink near Woodlands, Singapore.

She was a former schoolteacher.

She is ~70 years old in 2016.

She runs the HABHAL business that makes the HABHAL soy sauce in Johor

Her father is Haji Buyong Lenggang.
Cikgu Saadiah's father in Kajang
Card from Bapak's collection 2007.
Children: 2 sons
  1. Mohd Jamil
  2. Ahmad
Mohd Jamil bin Haji Zaini
Elder son of Haji Zaini
Ahmad bin Haji Zaini
Younger son of Haji Zaini

Residence: 134 Lorong Sarina, Singapore

Haji Zaini and family lived in a brick double-storey house at 134 Lorong Sarina, Singapore.

Cikgu Zaini, wife Saadiah and sons, invited Bapak to their house for kenduri arwah (tahlil) and before going for Hajj.

Invitation letter from Cikgu Zaini, Singapore.
Letter form Bapak's collection 2007.

Assalamu'alaikum Wr. Wb.

Dengan segala hormatnya dijemput
Tuan/Puan ke rumah kami di No. 134,
Lorong Sarina, Singapura 1441 pada
hari Sabtu 12.9.81 jam 2.00-5.30 ptg


Kenduri Arwah Hj Ahmad b. Hj A. Latiff
dan Amnah bt Hj Mohd Shariff.

Doa Selamat Bersara Cikgu Zaini bin Hj Ahmad.

Doa Selamat Bertolak Ke Tanah Suci
Cikgu Zaini bin Hj Ahmad
Cikgu Saadiah bt Buyong
pada 21.9.81 jam 6.30 pagi.

Kehadiran Tuan/Puan sangatlah pehak
kami harapkan dengan kami mendahulukan
ribuan terima kasih.

Undangan dari:
Cikgu Zaini
Cikgu Saadiah
Mohd Jamil dan isteri
Ahmad bin Zaini


PHOTOS from Kak Fuziah bt Abdul Latiff, Tumpat, Kelantan (8 January 2016):

Cikgu Haji Zaini bin Haji Ahmad, wife Cikgu Saadiah bt Buyong
and sons Mohd Jamil (elder) and Ahmad (younger).
At 134 Lorong Sarina, Singapore.
Photo from Kak Fuziah 2016. 
Zaini's family with HABHAL and second wife, Mahani bt Haji Khalil.
HABHAL married Mahani on 12 April 1970.
Photo from Kak Fuziah 2016.
Zaini's family with HABHAL and second wife Mahani, 
and first wife Nenek Amnah (seated).
Photo from Kak Fuziah 2016.
House at 134 Lorong Sarina, Singapore in 2011
Photo by Dr Mohamed Tahir.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Haji Abdul Latiff bin Tambi

Haji Abdul Latiff bin Tambi
(Ulamak Nusantara)

Name: Haji Abdul Latiff bin Tambi

Call name: He is referred to as Haji Abdul Latiff, Ulamak Nusantara.

Date of birth (DOB):

Occupation: Ulamak, taught kitab, wrote kitab

Residence: Tengkera, Melaka



1. Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Latiff (pengusaha kicap HABHAL di Singapura dulu)


From Maheran bt Ahmad (Yan 010-2787 228):
  1. She is called Yan Ahmad in Facebook.
  2. She contacted me in Facebook on 10 October 2013.
  3. She lives near Masjid Tengkera, Melaka, but has moved to KL to be near her son.
  4. She is doing dakwah through her products (Mawar Kasturi Syifa’).
  5. She is married to Ustaz Zain Azzra'iy bin Mahat, a Minangkabau man. His grandfather is Haji Muit, who was renowned in Selandar for Malay self-defence ("persilatan").
  6. She has a son Adam Almalek Faizel, aged 8 in 2013; 9 in 2014; 10 in 2015; 11 in 2016.

Maheran's family tree:

She is "generasi ke-5" of Haji Muhammad Salleh, from the Melaka side.
  1. Her father is Haji Ahmad bin Osman
  2. Her father is the son of Fatimah bt Haji Hashim.
  3. Her paternal grandmother is Fatimah bt Haji Hashim.
  4. Fatimah's mother is Hajah Mahdom bt Haji Tambi.
  5. Her paternal moyang is Hajah Mahdom bt Haji Tambi. 
  6. Hajah Mahdom is the sister of Sheikh Abdul Lathif bin Haji Tambi al-Malakawi, a renowned Ulama' Nusantara
  7. Sheikh Haji Tambi is Muhammad Nuruddin bin Haji Muhammad Salleh.
There are no birth dates or dates of demise of these individuals. Therefore, it is difficult to date when this Haji Muhammad Salleh lived.

Not knowing dates when these men were alive/dead makes it difficult to pinpoint which Haji Muhammad Salleh is meant.


History of the 3 masjids

Haji Muhammad Salleh married 3 wives - in Singapore, Malacca, and Penang. He erected a masjid at each place (port of call). Altogether, Haji Muhammad Salleh built 3 mosques in Singapore and Malaya. These became the early centres of Islamic study and expansion.
  1. Masjid Haji Muhammad Salleh in Singapore (new masjid, re-dated to 1903). This is near Makam Habib Noh Alhabshi. There is no photograph of the original masjid.
  2. Masjid Tengkera, Melaka in 1728.
  3. Masjid Batu Uban, Kg Melayu (Arab) Batu Uban, Penang in 1734.

Masjid Haji Muhammad Salleh, Singapore early 1700s
Masjid Tengkera, Melaka 1728

Masjid Jamek Batu Uban, Penang 1734

Identity of Haji Muhammad Salleh @ Nakhoda nan Intan.

There are possibly 2 men with the same name. There are 2 Haji Muhammad Salleh, who lived at 2 different times, one during Dutch Sumatra, and the other during British Malaya.
  1. The more recent is Haji Muhammad Salleh of the 1800s, under British Singapore and British Malaya. This one is not Nakhoda nan Intan. This man has only 5 generations today.
  2. There is a much older Haji Muhammad Salleh of the late 1600s-early 1700s, under Dutch Sumatra and Dutch Malaya. This one is Nakhoda nan Intan. This one has 10 generations today.

There are many versions of narratives from various people and historians.
  1. Haji Muhammad Salleh of early 1700s who came from the Pagaruyung Palace of West Sumatra, now in Indonesia.
  2. Haji Muhammad Salleh during the Dutch War in West Sumatra, Indonesia...late 1600s-early 1700s.
  3. Haji Muhammad Salleh in British Malaya ... 1800s
  4. Haji Muhammad Salleh with 5 generations of descendants in 2013... in Penang ... family tree as provided by the Governor in Sumatra.
  5. Haji Muhammad Salleh with 10 generations of descendants in 2013 ... since early 1700s ... in Malacca and Penang.

Three good detailed family trees, one each for Singapore, Malacca and Penang, will clear all doubts.

The family tree for Penang is detailed, but missing the more recent generations and names.

The family tree for Malacca is being constructed by Maheran Ahmad's brother.

The family tree for Singapore is nowhere to be found.


Graveyard at Masjid Tengkera

Maheran Ahmad informed that her family has a private graveyard at the rear of Masjid Tengkera.

The photos of the makams are in her Facebook.

The makams in Tengkera are:
  1. Makam Haji Tambi bin Haji Muhammad Salleh, 
  2. Makam Sheikh Abdul Lathif bin Haji Tambi (Ulamak Nusantara)
  3. Makam Hajjah Mahdom binti Haji Tambi (her paternal moyang), 
  4. Haji Ahmad bin Osman (her father).
Where is Fatimah bt Haji Hashim buried?


Maheran's parents:
  1. Her parents are Haji Ahmad bin Osman and Zabedah. 
  2. Her eldest brother is Azmi bin Ahmad. Her brother lives in TTDI.
  3. Her sister is Azlina bt Ahmad. 

Makam Shabuddin

There are 2 accounts of Makam Shahbuddin.

From Bapak in 2007:

Bapak mentioned that there is Makam Shabuddin in the graveyard of Masjid Tengkera.This Shahbuddin was an Imam of Masjid Tengkera. Was he a Chinese Muslim? His daughter Inche Nyonya bt Shahbuddin married to Ismail.

From Mahadhir, cicit Haji Noordin:

There is another Makam Shahbuddin in perkuburan Jalan Panjang, in Banda Hilir, as informed by Mahadhir Mohamad, cicit Haji Noordin of Ujong Pasir. This Shahbuddin is from Cirebon, Java in Indonesia. Some of his people (followers?) came to visit his grave, but they have stopped coming. This Shahbuddin built Masjid Banda Hilir in 1820, under British Malaya.


Bandar Hilir in Melaka

Ismail bin Khatib Yusof is descended from Haji Muhammad Salleh (Nakhoda nan Intan).

Ismail's son is Haji Mohd Sharif of Banda Hilir, Melaka.

Haji Mohd Sharif bin Ismail was a jaggery boiler (buat gula Melaka) and goldsmith (tukang emas) in Banda Hilir, Melaka.

Haji Mohd Sharif's son is Haji Mohd Yusope.

Haji Mohd Yusope bin Haji Mohd Sharif worked as an entomologist in Kuala Lumpur. He worked in agriculture.

Haji Mohd Yusope's 5 sons are Abu Bakar, Abdul Rashid (Bapak), Jaafar, Baharudin, and Saleh. Two sons who died as infants (less than a year old) were Idris and Shamsu'ain.

Haji Mohd Yusope's 8 daughters are Ainon, Zaina, Ramlah, Sarah, Rahmah (Mak Nya), Safura, Inche Bedah, and Inche Sekmah.

Haji Mohd Yusope was known as Walid to his children. Walid is the Arabic word for father.

Haji Mohd Yusope bin Haji Mohd Sharif (Walid) is my paternal grandfather (Tok Walid).

Walid married Nenek Inche and they had 15 children (2 died).


Kg Baru in Kuala Lumpur

Nenek Inche is Aishah bt Mohd Amin.

Mohd Amin was the first man who opened Kg Baru in Kuala Lumpur.

His house was across the padang from the Sultan Sulaiman Club.

The Sultan Sulaiman Club was built in 1909, and renovated in 1931, and then much later by Jafri Merican Architects and Associates.


Mohd Amin is better known as Mat Amin Pasar. He lived in Kg Baru, KL.

The marketplace in Kuala Lumpur developed in 3 stages:

  1. Pasar Kuala Lumpur ... probably open-air and surrounded by shop buildings, with parking for cars and lorries etc.
  2. Central Market ... Pasar Seni which we have today.
  3. Pasar Chow Kit ... which was built in 1955

(i) Pasar Kuala Lumpur

Mohd Amin was entrusted by the British to look after the Kuala Lumpur market (later known as Chow Kit market, and he as Mat Amin Chow Kit).

Mohd Amin most probably worked as Penguasa Pasar Kuala Lumpur.

The Kuala Lumpur market functioned in the open space before the 1930s. There are picture postcards of this early market.

(ii) Central Market

The Central Market brick building that we have today, was still in the planning stage when Mohd Amin passed away in 1936.

The Kuala Lumpur market gave way to the Central Market after Mohd Amin passed away. This market could support a larger community as Kuala Lumpur developed.

Mohd Amin passed away in 1936.

(iii) Pasar Chow Kit

Another more modern multistorey Chow Kit market brick building was built in 1955.

Chow Kit market today is a brick building and sprawls onto the surrounding roads in makeshift tents and hawker stalls.

Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Latiff (HABHAL)

Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Latiff

Name: Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Latiff
            His father is Haji Abdul Latiff bin Tambi, Ulamak Nusantara, 
            of Masjid Tengkera, Melaka

Abbreviation of his name: HABHAL

Date of birth (DOB):

Occupation: Soy sauce owner and manufacturer in Singapore
                     His soy sauce (kicap) was known as HABHAL cap kipas udang.

Residence: Jalan Mangga, Geylang, Singapore

Wives: 2
1. Amnah bt Haji Mohd Sharif .... first wife
2. Mahani bt Haji Khalil .... second wife  (married 12 April 1970)

Children: 7
  1. Haji Zaini 
  2. Hjh Zaiton  
  3. Mohammad 
  4. Mahmood 
  5. Hjh Sa'adiah 
  6. Haji Tamby 
  7. Hjh Aisyah

Newspaper articles on HABHAL

The Straits Times, 8 April 1935, Page 7
- HABHAL was a committee member of the Moslem Association of Singapore at its 38th Annual General Meeting in April 1935.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 14 May 1940, Page 5
- HABHAL was Honorary Treasurer of the Singapore Malay Association (SMA) in 1940
- The first annual meeting of the SMA was held at Dewan Malaya, Moulmein Road, Singapore

Berita Harian, 4 August 1969, Page 10
- HABHAL was a committee member of Dewan Perniagaan Melayu, Singapura in August 1969.

Sekolah Menengah Islam S'pura tetap di-bena
Berita Harian, 22 December 1969, Page 2
- HABHAL was Penolong Bendahari PERGAS (Persatuan Guru2 Ugama Singapura)
- Construction of the school began 10 years ago at Kaki Bukit

Sama Chantek Sama Padan
Which newspaper?
- Featured his marriage to Mahani bt Haji Khalil on 12 April 1970

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Aishah bt Haji Ahmad

Aishah is anak bongsu nenek Amnah. Nenek Amnah is adik kepada Tok Walid. Tok Walid is Haji Mohamed Yusope bin Haji Mohd Sharif of Banda Hilir, Melaka. Nenek Amnah dan Tok Walid are siblings (adik-beradik). Mak Cik Aishah's daughter is Kak Fuziah bt Abdul Latiff (Tumpat, Kelantan)

Name: Aishah bt Haji Ahmad

Call name: Mak Cik Aishah; she is referred to as Aishah HABHAL

Date of birth (DOB): unknown
                              According to Kak Fuziah, her mother was 80 years old
                              on 31 December 2015.
                              2015 - 80 = 1935
                              It is likely that Mak Cik Aishah was born in 1935.

Occupation: Mak Cik Aishah worked at the Balai Rakyat in Singapore.
                   Kak Fuziah doesn't recall what her mother's occupation was.
                   Mak Cik probably worked as a clerk (kerani).

Siblings: 7
  1. Haji Zaini (deceased)
  2. Mahmud (bachelor; deceased)
  3. Mohammad (bachelor, deceased)
  4. Hajah Zaiton (deceased)
  5. Hajah Saadiah (deceased)
  6. Tamby (81 years old)
  7. Aishah (80 years old)


Haji Zaini bin Haji Ahmad @ Zaini HABHAL (deceased)
Wife: Saadiah bt Buyong
- orang Kajang; ex-schoolteacher; bapanya ialah Buyong Lenggang
- lives at Masalink near Woodlands in Singapore
- she is ~70 years old
- she runs the HABHAL industry buat kicap in Johor
2 sons: Mohd Jamil and Ahmad


Hajah Zaiton bt Haji Ahmad @ Zaiton HABHAL (deceased November 2015)
Only 1 son: Abdul Talib


Hajah Saadiah bt Haji Ahmad @ Saadiah HABHAL (deceased)
Many children (5-7 kids): A. Samad Yunos, Razak
The children live in Singapore.


Tamby bin Haji Ahmad @ Tamby HABHAL
Wife: Hajah Hajijiah bt Sulaiman (deceased)
2 sons: Affendi and Baharin
Both sons live in Singapore.


Aishah bt Haji Ahmad @ Aishah HABHAL
- Status: She was admitted to Changi Hospital.
- Kak Fuziah and her son Fadhil visited her in hospital.
1. Ustaz Haji Abdul Latiff (from Kelantan; deceased in 1967) ... bapa Kak Fuziah Tumpat
2. Pak Cik Noor --- 3 sons, all boys: 1. Hisham 2. ____ 3. Acho


Kak Fuziah's father is Ustaz Haji Abdul Latiff, from Kelantan.

Her father and Baharin's father (Tamby bin Haji Ahmad) were friends in 1948, after the Second World War.

Bapak said there was a rombongan from Kelantan to Singapore; there were many ustaz.

Kak Fuziah grew up in Kelantan and used to return to Singapore to see her mother and relatives.

Kak Fuziah has many photos of the families and relatives in Singapore.

Ustaz Abdul Latiff 1948
He died in 1967.
Ustaz Abdul Latiff and Tamby bin Haji Ahmad 1948
Photo from Bapak's pendrive.


Family tree:

Kak Fuziah's mother is Aishah bt Haji Ahmad.

Aishah bt Haji Ahmad is the daughter of HABHAL.

HABHAL is Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Latiff bin Tambi/Nuruddin bin Haji Mohd Salleh @ Nakhoda nan Intan.

HABHAL has 7 children from his first wife, Nenek Amnah bt Haji Mohd Sharif of Banda Hillr.

HABHAL has 15-16 grandchildren.

Haji Abdul Latiff bin Tambi has 16 great-grandchildren from his son HABHAL.

Haji Abdul Latiff bin Tambi is a renowned Ulamak Nusantara

Tambi's real name is Nuruddin bin Haji Muhammad Salleh

Haji Muhammad Salleh is Nakhoda nan Intan, who built Masjid Tengkera in 1728 and Masjid Batu Uban in 1734. Both are Masjid Warisan.

Fuziah bt Abdul Latiff

Hari ni jumpa waris sebelah Bapak. Namanya Fuziah bt Abdul Latiff. Ibunya Hjh Aishah bt Ahmad (HABHAL). Suaminya Che Mamat. Anaknya Fadhil. Kak Fuziah ceritakan tentang dirinya dan keluarganya di sini, keluarga ibunya di Singapura dan keluarga Tok Jamaluddin (Dr Sabariah Faezah punya bapak). Kak Fuziah dan saya adalah dua pupu. Mak Cik Aishah dan Bapak adalah sepupu. Tok Walid dan Nenek Amnah adalah adik-beradik di Banda Hilir, Melaka.

Fuziah bt Abdul Latiff
(Kak Fuziah Tunpat)

Name: Fuziah bt Abdul Latiff
           (she is known as Faridah at home in Tumpat)

Occupation: Fuziah worked as Penolong Jururawat at Hospital Kota Bharu (HKB).
                   She worked at HKB since 1 November 1969.
                   She worked in the First Class Ward at HKB.
                   She moved to work at Klinik Kesihatan Tumpat
                   on 1 November 1971.
                   (This clinic was formerly known as Pusat Kesihatan Besar Tumpat)
                   She retired in 2005.

Husband: Che Mamat bin Che Majid
                He is a retired policeman (pesara polis).
                He retired from Balai Polis Tumpat.

Che Mamat bin Che Majid
(Suami Kak Fuziah Tumpat)

Children: 5
  1. Siti Fatimah (Senawang, Negeri Sembilan)
  2. Siti Fatmarini (schoolteacher/cikgu, Sekolah Menengah Majakir, Papar, Sabah)
  3. Mohd Faiz (police inspector, Balai Polis Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)
  4. Mohd Fadhil ... I met him with his parents at Neurology Clinic, HUSM
  5. Mohd Firdaus ... tak sempat cerita tadi

Fadhil bin Che Mamat
(anak Kak Fuziah Tumpat)

  1. Kak Fuziah: 019-915-6414
  2. Fadhil: 013-929-9242 (contact person)

1011 Kg Kepala Batas
16200 Tumpat, Kelantan

How to get to rumah Kak Fuziah:
Locate Klinik Dr Wahab
Go straight ahead past Warisan Nasi Ayam (Zakey)
There is a lorong in between Klinik Dr Wahab and Warisan Nasi Ayam
Masuk lorong