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PFS 1816 April 9, 2007

Posted by Tim in Humour, Personal.

Once a Free, always a Free

Any of my ex-PFS mates who read that would be rolling their eyes at the oh-so-creative slogan we used to hear back then. And we always agree that our alma mater is going downhill – then again, maybe the generations before us thought the same thing…

But in some people the school spirit is still running strong! ntsocialism has a great post on how he discovered a car (or rather, a pickup truck) with the magic registration number PFS 1816. 1816 is the year Penang Free School was founded, making it the oldest school in SE Asia.

Mr. Lim Yew Meng, the owner of the registration number, is a modest and cheerful chemist who owns a pharmacy in Balik Pulau, Penang. Born and bred in Penang, he underwent his formal high school education in Penang Free School and completed his final year in school in 1983 under the guidance and leadership of the then headmaster, Mr. G. Krishna Iyer.

Amusingly enough, his three weeks old car has already been hit twice by unknown drivers – to which I responded, “Hmm! Must be them Xavierans!!”



1. [ chinhau ] - April 10, 2007

hahah…go Xavierians!

2. azhar - June 13, 2007

I completed the same year as you in PFS 1983. Came across this while surfing the web. In USA since then.


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