Chung Ling High School at Penang
History of Chung Ling High School, Penang :-
"In 1915, members of the Union Tan Sin Cheng, Khoo Beng Cheang, Chee Yong Aik, Lim Joo Teik and Khaw Seng Lee and others expressed a resolution to establish a school. It was named “Chung Ling School” at the suggestion of Chee.
The school was inaugurated on February 9, 1917, occupying the upper storey of the Penang Philomathic Union, with an enrolment of 81 and a staff of three. The first principal was Mr Goh Ah Long.
The enrolment had increased to 130 by 1918, and 65 Macalister Road was purchased with the funds raised by the Union members, to be used as classrooms and hostels. Chung Ling High School was formally established on January 20, 1923. The formation of the high school allowed primary school students to continue their lower-secondary studies in the school. Soon the enrolment was again outgrown the classroom capacity, and a shop to the left of the premise was rented. The Lim Trustee later donated funds to build two classrooms at the site. In a 1931 joint-effort, the Chung Ling Old Boys’ Association raised funds for the extension of the classrooms, while the Board of Directors sponsored the modification of the aft corridor into rooms. The government extended assistance in 1932, renovating the lower storey of the left wing into science laboratories, while the lower storey of the right wing was made a library. In addition, shop No. 63 was rented to create additional classrooms..." For more, please click here.
Everyone were gather at the canteen that day around 3pm. Where many of them saw many familiar faces and also many un-familiar faces, because some of them not even meet after school for 25 years! Haha!
The arrival of Mr Lee Lai Hock - cycling from Sungai Petani to Penang.
(I like his spirit Very much!)
After saying 'Hi' to each of them, everyone was searching for their familiar area within the school...
The canteen. Expanded to double size...
The familiar rows of classroom
The familiar back alley of the school
The familiar corridors...
After a while, the school bell rang?! Oh! Games began...(not back to class, ok?)
Those Big Boys suddenly jump into the field and play some Maradona action! This was Really went well with the Theme - Back to School! Then I realized why the ambulance was 'stand-by' beside...it was all because of the Big Boys (43 years old) in the field! Haha!
Beside the Maradona action, there was also a Tele-match next to the soccer field, matches were play by family members. Where you can find all the joyful moment in the field! I was attracted by the actions within the Tele-match...:)
The non-stop laughing moment brought them back to year 1985...
It was The Rejuvenation Moment! Haha!
Some want to Shake...
But he said : "Hold On!"
Some fall like a kid...
The first day event was went smoothly and felt like riding through the Time Machine! Everyone acted like a teenage and back to year 1985! Haha!
The canteen was open for everyone later, and you can eat and drink as much as you can! Let you taste the foods you had it since 25 years ago...but definitely all the foods standard improved!
Some of the committee members...the heros behind...
Follow by the Reunion Dinner on the next day 11th September 2010 at the school main hall. I will blog about it in my next post.
Related post :-
* Chung Ling High School 25th Anniversary Reunion Dinner (1985)
Location map of Chung Ling High School, Penang