Malay hero returning home at last

The remains of Ngah Ibrahim will be repatriated to the Matang Fort at the end of the year. According to the report, his body was buried at the Al-Junid muslim cemetary in Singapore.

19 June 2006 (New Straits Times) – The remains of Ngah Ibrahim will be repatriated to the Matang Fort at the end of the year. According to the report, his body was buried at the Al-Junid muslim cemetary in Singapore.

Malay hero returning home at last

More than a century after his death in exile, Tengku Menteri Ngah Ibrahim’s dream of coming home will be fulfilled at the end of the year.

Buried in an obscure corner of Singapore’s Al-Junid Muslim cemetery, Ngah Ibrahim’s remains would be repatriated and reburied in accordance with the customary rites for Malay aristocrats, befitting his stature as a powerful and influential menteri (chieftain), National Heritage Department curator Khalid Syed Ali said.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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