Malay hero returning home at last

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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.

Restoring Ngah Ibrahim's fort

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5 June 2006 (New Straits Times) – Report on restoration works of a 150-year-old fort in Matang, Perak.

New Straits Times, 5 June 2006

Restoring Ngah Ibrahim’s fort

The restoration of the 150-year-old fort in Matang built by Tengku Menteri Ngah Ibrahim, the richest Malay aristocrat of his time, is nearly complete.

The bad news is that the last leg of the restoration, the reconstruction of the fort’s two large watchtowers, is likely to be tricky.

Museums Department’s assistant curator Osman Kassim, who has been supervising the restoration and conservation of the fort since 2001, said the absence of data on the original shape and layout of two towers was hindering reconstruction.