|Haji Abu Bakar bin Ahmad|
@ Haji Bachik (Melaka)
Full name: Haji Abu Bakar bin Ahmad
Call name: Haji Bachik
In late 1953/early 54, after Bapak returned from Kirkby, he became a schoolteacher at Jasin English School. He married Mak in 1955, had Abang Sharif in 1956 and Pah in 1957 - just after Merdeka.
In 1958 (the year I was born), Bapak was Guru Pelawat in Malacca. He drove a relative's car and met with an accident - terlanggar a wooden hut/wakaf or selonggok kayu api di tepi jalan. The accident caused damages to the right fender of the car. The car belonged to Haji Abu Bakar (@ Haji Bachik). The car number plate was M 3601 - a Malacca plate number. The car was a B/W Morris Minor.
FATHER AND SON
Father: Salim Bachik
Bapak mentioned to me that "Bachik" were related to us.
Salim Bachik was born in Malacca in 1936, into a family of artists. He first went to Singapore in 1956 at age 20 years. He signed up with the British Armed Forces (BAF) as a peon (budak pejabat). However, he was talented and moved on into arts and culture shortly after arrival in Singapore. He joined the Tanglin Tinggi Scouts as a comedian and singer in the Scouts choir.
Salim then ventured into Malay-language theatre which was gaining resurgence in Singapore. He was a noted actor-comedian in stage dramas presented by Perkumpulan Seni (Singapore Art Group) in 1960. In 1961, he left Perkumpulan Seni to join Sriwana as chairman of the drama section. In 1967, he acted in the Sriwana production Awal dan Mira at the Victoria Theatre.
In 1968, Salim co-founded Bengkel Drama Kelab Panggung Negara (National Theatre Club Drama Workshop) where he conducted drama workshops for aspiring actors. He acted in the highly acclaimed play, Lela Satria, which was jointly presented by Perkumpulan Seni and Sriwana.
Salim’s talent and stage popularity was comparable to P. Ramlee’s universal appeal in Malay movies. Salim was a significant figure in Singapore Malay theatre. Like P. Ramlee, Salim achieved great acclaim as a television and film personality in the ’60s and ’70s.
He was a popular lead actor in Singapore's TV serial, Pak Awang Temberang. Salim Bachik became a household name and was cast in several films by Shaw Brothers and Cathay-Keris Films such as Gerak Kilat.
A significant figure in Singapore Malay theatre, Salim also achieved great acclaim as a television and film personality in the ’60s and ’70s. He was a popular lead actor in TV Singapura's Pak Awang Temberang series that turned him into a household name, and was cast in several films by Shaw Brothers and Cathay-Keris Films such as Gerak Kilat. Known for his serious work ethic, Salim’s hard work and talent earned him a reputation as a top actor.
When Cathay Keris Films closed in 1973, Salim moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to work as an acting coach with Television Malaysia, imparting his passion for acting to young actors, and as a broadcast assistant with Radio Malaysia.
In February 1977, Salim passed away at the age of 41. His sudden death due to heart ailments in the prime of his acting career came as a shock to his peers in Malay theatre and film. Salim is survived by his son Harun.
Son: Harun Salim Bachik
Harun Salim Bachik is a well-known television and film actor in Malaysia.
I emailed Syed Alwi Idid in Singapore on 10 July 2013:
He is at 74 Bussorah Street.
Names like Bachik was mentioned by him (Bapak). Mahadhir also mentioned this Bachik man. I think the wealthy man in Munshi Abdullah's village refers to this Bachik in the book. Bachik also partly sponsored the religious school in Penang - al-Mashhur/Almashoor. I have not been able to follow up on Bachik. There are other Bachik names which I have been given by various people. They may all be related and related to Munshi Abdullah, and also to my great granduncle, Hj Nordin bin Hj Ismail of Banda Hilir/Ujong Pasir.
I visited Masjid Annur Banda Hilir on 4 June 2016. Bachik's son's name and Hj Mazlan's names are on the board in the masjid.
Lot 96 Jalan Banda Hilir
JK Kariah Masjid Annur Banda Hilir, Melaka
1 Januari 2016-31 Disember 2017
Hj Mazlan bin Hj Abd Rahim - 010-402-0494.... his father is Abd Rahim bin Hj Mohd Nordin
Ahli JK Masjid
.... both Abd Rahim and Hj Mohd Nordin were in the 1948 group photo at Pulau Besar
En Aziz bin Bachik - 012-619-4198
Pemeriksa Kira-kira Masjid
.... he could be the son of Abu Bakar Bachik (@ Hj Bachik)