Monday, October 8, 2012

Brunch with former Teachers at Grand Dorsett Labuan

We had a great 3-1/2 hours brunch at the Grand Dorsett Labuan with a bunch of former GES teachers. Date was 6th October 2012. Our special guest was Han Yong Eng all the way from the States. We have to thank Patrick Chiu for organising this event and accommodating us (the students) to join them.

Click here for more photos

Friday, October 5, 2012

Han Yong Eng back in Labuan for a visit

Yong Eng is presently in Labuan for a visit together with Lock Han and his wife Barbara.
This is my first meeting with her after leaving GES Labuan since 40 years ago. And she looks great !
Nice meeting you all and hope you guys have a wonderful journey back to the States. Take care.
p/s Its time for us to plan a trip to the States to visit them.

please also visit

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mary Corkery’s visit to Labuan after so many moons

Mary Corkery, we met 42 years ago and today we meet up again. It has been a wonderful experience. We have changed each other’s lives after that first encounter half a lifetime ago. Wish you and your family all the best in everything and stay healthy always. Also thank you for inviting us to Toronto.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Torvis are in touch again

Thanks so much for sending this (referring to the earlier mail from Chia Chin Koi, KK).
It is lovely to get news from Sabah.
Just last week I was looking through photos from my visit in 2009 and
thinking about my former students and colleagues: how very special all
of you are.
I was asked to give a talk about Malaysia at my church, so I showed a
lot of pictures from that time. The people who came said they found it
very interesting.
I have attached a few pictures from that 2009 visit.
Warm wishes to you all,
Lee Torvi

Below are photos attached:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Old Boy met up with Mr. Chia Chin Koi in KK

Following is a mail I received from Mr. Chia Chin Koi who is presently residing in KK.

Hi All,

It is indeed that our old boy met up with me and my family yesterday evening in Kota Kinabalu.
Well, he is KESTER CHIN KIN ONN. For forty plus years, we have not met yet each other since
I left GES Labuan in December 1971.

He threw us a good dinner and Chew Bee Koh and Chu Mei Yoke were invited too. We had a
good time with recalled stories. So much warmth and touching then.

His time in Sabah is very hasty; the next day, he has to fly to Tawau and then to KL for his offical duties.
He said he would come to Sabah often from now on as a business centre will be set up then.


Thanks, Kester !


chia c k

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ang Heng Yapp & Family

Hi all,

From left Emily, Iris, Albert and me, taken on the 2nd May 2011, Auckland. Albert has been admitted to the Degree of Bachelor Of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering from The University Of Auckland.

J Ang and Family

Monday, May 2, 2011

Senior Citizens Buffet @ Grand Dorsett Labuan

Its been such a long time since this blog was last updated.
This upload will be a reminder when we last met in Labuan on 2nd April 2011 when Chun Yong was in town.
Cheers to those present ..........................
P/S Any one who wants a copy each of the following photos, please write me a note at

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


In conjunction with our National Teacher's Day celebration on 16 May 2010, my family and I would like to take this opportunity to greet all our SIK/GES/SMK Labuan teachers " A VERY HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY 2010'.
Thank you for your tireless effort - paving the way for us till we arrive at our present destination.
Thank you, teachers.

We would also like to thank and congratulate Edward Poh and the organizing team of our second GES Teachers and Students Annual Reunion Dinner on 1st May 2010. It's thumbs-up from us.

Thank you and HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY to all teachers.

Teo Eng Seng.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Photo Album GES-SMK 2010 Reunion

From GES / SMK Reunion 2010
Click the above link for photo album of the Event.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Message of Appreciation

Hi Edward and gang,

My wife and I feel it is a great honour to have been invited to your Ex-GES
teachers and students Reunion dinner in Labuan on 1st May 2010.
I should say I am very happy indeed to have met many of you and my ex-colleagues during the function that evening. Things are well organised and smooth with friendly atmosphere.
You and your committee are a group of high caliber personals who are capable and efficient in running a big function like this.
I must congratulate for your success and abilities.
Please keep it up

chia chin koi

Friday, April 30, 2010

Message from Michael Lee (5th Former of 1971)

Kong Chuan,

Thanks for keeping me informed. Please send my best wishes to the ex-teachers and all those attending - wish I had been able to attend the reunion. I am sure everyone will have a great time talking about the old times and shared experiences.

Kind regards,

Its Karaoke Time for the Reunion Night

The Organizer has arranged a Karaoke system for the reunion night.
To all Karaoke lovers, please bring your own discs to sing your hearts out.
Maybe someone should bring along the karaoke disc for "To Sir With Love"

Cheers to all
Kong Chuan

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Hi to Those attending the coming 2010 Reunion,
The Organiser has drawn up a program for the reunion. Please respond accordingly if you are interested.

01st May, 2010 – 5.00pm : Arrival of teachers / students followed by Pre-dinner, drinks & canapés.

7.30pm : Buffet Dinner

02nd May, 2010 – 8.00am : Visiting the GES/SMK school & photo session

Coach will be provided, pick-up point at Grand Dorsett Hotel.

Time 7.45am.

After visiting the GES/SMK school will proceed to round island tour and Labuan International SeaChallenge 2010.

Kindly confirm your attendance to:-

1) Mr. Hong Lay Kiong


H/P: 019-8503625

2) Mr. Edward Poh


H/P: 019-8221717

Looking forward to see all of you there.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

GES / SMK Reunion 2010


By popular request, another REUNION is coming up. Of course it will be held in Labuan ..…. our beloved home.

First of all, the Organizer apologized for this short notice. There were requests to have this gathering as early as possible.

The Organizing Committee has provided the following details:

Date: 1st May 2010 (Saturday)

Venue: Grand Dorsett Hotel, Labuan

Time: 5:00pm (Welcoming / Refreshments)

6:30pm (Dinner)

Who are invited: Any former GES / SMK students and their spouses irrespective of which year you finished your studies in GES/SMK.

Dinner Charge: RM100.00 per student diner

Accompanying spouse: RM65.00 per head

Note: Spouses who are also ex-GES / SMK students shall be charged RM100 per head.

Teachers attending: To-date the following teachers (& principals) have confirmed their attendance:

1) Mr. & Mrs. Junaidi Ismail

2) Mr. & Mrs. Albert Chia

3) Mr. & Mrs. Chia Chin Koi

4) Mr. & Mrs. Koh Choon Kong

5) Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Chiu

6) Mr. & Mrs. Lim Jit Woi

7) Mr. & Mrs. (Datuk) Kamal Quadra

8) Mr. Anthony Foo

9) Mdm. Lim Guat Kiew

10) Madam Lily Poh

11) Madam Woo Fong Cit

12) Mr. & Mrs. Poh Shew Yen

And the Organizing Committee are in the process of contacting the other teachers.

Those of you who know their locations and contacts, please let us know ASAP.

Please contact any of the following persons to confirm your attendance.

And submit your payments to Edward Poh.

h/phone no:

E-mail address:


Edward Poh Chang Sui(Treasurer)



Said Basman



Koh Chan Lee



Robert Lee



Richard Liau Leong Tiam



Patsy Teo Eng Choo



Friddy Fu



Richard Ho Siew Khiong



Rokiah Ibrahim



Kong Chuan

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

GES Old Scholar searching old friends of 1957

Mr. Jeff Wright of South Australia accidentally stumbled on this site and is searching for his old friends of the year 1957 in Labuan. Jeff briefly studied in St. Anne's Convent and spent 3 years in GES Labuan.
I reproduce his mail below and hope someone might be able to assist Jeff. I also attached some of his photos to refresh past memories.


My name is Jeff Wright, I just happened to stumble on the GES reunion web page and would like to make a couple of comments. I am Australian from Port Lincoln South Australia. In 1956 my father, Brian Wright got a contract working for the Labuan Government as a surveyor. He, my mother and 2 sisters lived there from 1956 to late 1959. In 1956 there was no English speaking school on the Island so I as a 6 years old was the only male to attend St Annes Convent which at that time was a girls school only. In 1957 the Government English School was built and I was one of the first students to attend. I was there for nearly 3 years. In 2003 I came back to Labuan for a visit but was unable to locate the school. Although I did find our old house near Membedai. I would love to hear from anybody who may have been at the school back in those days or see some old photos of the school or indeed any information at all. I have very fond memories of Labuan and intend to return in the not too distant future. Also of interest is the fact that my father a WW11 veteran started the Anzac Day services at the War5 Graves which have evolved into the Remembrance Day service held in November.

I am not sure how to post this to a blog so every one can see it so I am emailing this to you as a first contact.

Jeff Wright

Sunday, February 14, 2010

CNY Greetings from Doreen Tai

GONG XI FA CAI TO ALL!! for sure...
and the best of everything you guys every wanted in life, eh!!
from Doreen

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Greetings from Patrick Chua

from: Patrick & Family

CNY Greetings from Koh Chin Kian

Chin Kian & Family wish to greet all Teachers and Friends .......

Kiong Hee Huat Chye

& May the Year of Tiger brings Happiness & Prosperity to All

Friday, February 12, 2010

Greetings from Clement Lee

Clement Lee & Family wish all Teachers & Friends "GONG XI FA CAI"

If u have face book add in his with address as :

KC…would you mind to tell the GES contacts about this FB too?



A CNY Greeting from the Torvis

Hello Kong Chuan,
We would like to send our warmest wishes to all of our former students and colleagues. We wish for you a happy and prosperous new year.
You remain in my heart,
Lee Torvi

CNY Greetings from Ang Heng Yapp

Dear Friends and teachers,
Wish all of you a very happy Lunar New Year.
Heng Yapp and family

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