Frozen in Time
My parents owned and operated a tinsmith business at No: 22 Chong Ah Peng Street, right in the town center. Surprsingly, the shophouse was still in its original condition until 2019 when it was dismantled and rebuilt. In 2018, I was given the unique honor of conducting a photoshoot of this same shophouse featuring all seven members who resided here back in 1958. It truly felt like divine providence when all seven of us who resided here came back together for such a historic and exclusive photo session in Tanjong Malim!
At that time, we were all children – I myself being just six when our initial photographs were taken in 1958. For our 2018 photoshoot, each one of us faithfully recreated that same tableau frozen in time fifty-plus years earlier.