The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. True to this saying, former teachers and students of SMK Raja Perempuan gathered at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel and Suites to celebrate the school’s 65th anniversary. Also in conjunction with Teachers’ Day, the fourth alumni reunion was held on Saturday, May 14.
About 160 former educators and pupils from all over Malaysia and as far as Singapore and Canada were present. Thanks to the effort of alumni president, Wong Yoke Lin and her committee, the number of attendees was the highest yet. Decades have not erased memories and real friendships for these girls from the sixties, seventies and eighties, some of whom have not seen each other for more than 40 years. The hall was abuzz with renewed friendships and recalled episodes of girlish antics at school.
Also present were ex-principal, Salmiah Abd Rahman, ex-teachers, Thambipillay, Kanda, Selvanayagam, Yeoh Seng Choon, Lee Bao Leng, Kong Yeng Fook, Ng Sau Yan, Robayah Abd Wahab and Lam Mei Leng.
The event was also made more merry by performances from SRK Convent’s angklung band and young artists from the Yencci Dance Studio, prompting the ladies to dance enthusiastically in the aisles. There were also goodie bags and lucky draw, all sponsored by RPSians.
The next alumni gathering will be held on May 13, 2017. Anyone keen to get connected, kindly contact Wong Yoke Lin at 012 258 2196.