Reunion rekindles old ties

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Some 30 former students of Sufri Bolkiah English School (SBES) gathered to celebrate their 40 years reunion at AMJ Restaurant in Jalan Jerudong yesterday.

Former SBES Principal Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Gapar bin Haji Ismail with his spouse attended as the guest of honour.

The event began with welcoming remarks from event chairman Muhammad Ali bin Hassan, who shared his contentment of the first reunion and expressed his gratitude to classmates and teachers for their participation. He said it took around one year to track them down.

The former students and teachers recited Tahlil and Doa Arwah in memory of friends and teachers who have passed away.

The reunion aimed to renew ties between former schoolmates, teachers and family members.

Old schoolmates reunited for the first time in 40 years. PHOTO: SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI