Ngah Ibrahim – Notice of Exhumation

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11 Aug 2006 (Singapore Government Gazette) Further details to the exhumation of Ngah Ibrahim in Singapore.

NOTICE OF EXHUMATION GRAVE OF NGAH IBRAHIM
LOCATED NEAR JALAN KUBOR AND
GRAVE OF DATO OKK LAKSAMANA MOHD AMIN
AT PUSARA AMAN

Notice is hereby given that the grave of Ngah Ibrahim located near Jalan Kubor and grave of Dato OKK Laksamana Mohd Amin at Pusara Aman will be exhumed. The remains will be re-intered in Malaysia.

On behalf of Pesuruhjaya Warisan, Department of National Heritage Malaysia, WAREES Investments Pte Ltd — a wholly owned subsidiary of MUIS will undertake to exhume and relocate the graves from 6 September 2006 or thereafter. The exhumation and re-interment of the graves will be as per MUIS guidelines and procedures.

For further information, please call the Helpline Number at 6883 1114.

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.

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.

Artefacts found at 100-year-old temple

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8 May 2006 (The Star) –

Artefacts found at 100-year-old temple

Century-old artefacts have been uncovered during digging works at the 100-year-old Da Seng Ngan Temple here.

Ipoh Benevolent Society chairman Loke Yee Fatt said among them were copper statues of the Buddha, porcelain statues of Kuan Kong (God of War), urns, candleholders and chinaware.