Old Boys Visit
Recently on a discussion on 50 years of Merdeka, Mister Toh Weng Cheong described his experience in the Merdeka Stadium on 31st August 1957. This prompted Dato Lee to suggest asking very senior MBS boys to recall the event 50 years ago.
One of the names he mentioned is Lionel Jayatilaka. I was in the MBSOBA premises about a week ago, can’t recall exact date and happened to bump into some relics form MBS, among them Lionel Jayatilaka. I recall his brother Rodney, form 5 in 1963.
We all know Dato Lee, the chairman of the school building fund. Willie does not yet ring a bell.
Phang Yat Hoong was a athlete in his time in school and still holds a few records. Then again, no one will break his record of the 100 yards dash as that event no longer exists. His name is still listed on one of the plaques in the school hall.
[Photograph copyright and courtesy of Patrick Foo]