100 ex-students to reunite at college party

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  • Thursday, 10 Jun 2010

MORE than 100 ex-students of Kolej Tun Datuk Tuanku Haji Bujang (KTDTHB), formerly known as Tanjong Lobang College, are expected to attend a reunion on June 19 in Miri.

Organising chairman Philip Ngo said the event, to be held at the college, would enable ex-students to meet, renew their friendship and reminisce on the good old days while they were students at the college.

“That’s why we have decided to organise this reunion at home ground, where it all begun,” Philip said.

He added the reunion would kick start the college’s alumni association which had not taken off the ground.

Tanjong Lobang School, established in 1957, is one of the oldest schools in Sarawak. It eventually became Tanjong Lobang College and in 1972, renamed after Sarawak’s second Governor.

During its hey days, KTDTHB was one of the prestigious schools in Sarawak. Most of the students were top scholars selected from various schools in the state.

The school has produced many leaders, technocrats and professionals. Notable among them are Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Alfred Jabu Numpang and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

Philip said the reunion was opened to all ex-students. Participation fee is at RM60. Another RM5 will be charge for hostel bed rental. For those interested to camp out around a bonfire they can rent tents at RM5 per tent.

The one-day programme will include a tour of the college, an alumni meeting, telematch, barbeque dinner and a talent show.

Two individuals will be honoured during the event for their role in the life of the college’s students.

“The participants have to leave their ‘titles’ and accolades outside the college gate. Once they enter the school compound, everyone is equal,” said Philip.

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