My eldest uncle arrival after his higher education. This was taken at Sungai Besi Airport. My paternal grandfather is on the far left. My parents were standing together back then as kids.
A few of my dad's siblings. My dad is on the far right.
Paternal grandparents wedding anniversary at Batu Road Post Office. My parents were seated together. A sign of things to come?
Mom. Gorgeous then and now.
Dad. Cheeky then. Cheekier now.
My maternal grandparents. Granddad worked in Malayan Railways.
Life back then. A collection of family photographs from a newly independent country.
I’ve never met my paternal nor my maternal grandfather. They passed away a decade or so before I was born.
However, they documented, collected and archived hundreds if not thousands of photographs from the 1950s to 1970s. This hobby continued with my father and now me, resulting in a multi-dimension collection of sorts, spanning three generations.
And so, now begins a project of digitally archiving the photos, reliving the moments of a different generation, listening to stories and tales of life back in a newly independent Malaysia.
Below is a sneak peek of the photos and the “vault” where they’re stored waiting to be rediscovered.