Malacca High School celebrates 185th anniversary
MALACCA: With an illustrious history dating back to 1826, the iconic Malacca High School will be celebrating its 185th anniversary this weekend with an exciting line-up of games and activities for its past and present pupils and teachers.
The celebrations will kick off with the Games Carnival on Saturday and Sunday where students will pit their skills at cricket, hockey, netball, golf and football.
The cricket, netball and football matches will be held at the MHS Padang while the 6-a-side hockey tournament and the golf tournament will be held at the Bukit Serindit Hockey Stadium and the Ayer Keroh Country Club, respectively.
Past pupils and their families can also reminisce about their schooldays during a trip down memory lane at their alma mater on Sunday from 9am followed by a fellowship and nostalgic tuckshop fare at the MHS hall from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
The highlight of the celebrations is the 185th anniversary dinner specifically for former pupils and staff, their spouses and current employees of the school.
The dinner, priced at RM80 per person, will be held from 6pm to 11pm on Sunday at Hotel Equatorial Malacca. For details, call Dr Ee Tiang Lock at 06-282 0161/06-286 8146 or Aljan at 016-284 4684.
The Malacca High School, a premier school, is the second oldest school in the country. It is now a cluster school.
Founded on Dec 7, 1826, MHS was initially known as the Malacca Free School. Its name was changed to Malacca High School when the government took over its management from the Christian mission in 1878.
Some of MHS's prominent alumni include statesmen Tun Tan Cheng Lock and his son, Malaysia's first finance minister Tun Tan Siew Sin, former deputy governor of Bank Negara Malaysia and former managing director of Petronas Datuk Rastam Hadi, former chief secretary to the government Tun Abdullah Salleh, High Court Judge Tan Sri Lal Chand Vohrah who was also ad litem judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, a UCLA Professor of English, who chairs the School of Education of UCLA and winner of Commonwealth Poetry Prize and National Book Award.