Narration of Abdullah’s life from the days of his ancestors up to the English rule in Malacca and the founding of Singapore. Hikayat Abdullah serves as one of the most important records of the . Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir Munsyi: A man of bananas and thorns. About the man himself, Munsyi (literally means teacher) Abdullah, Hikayat Abdullah was originally written in Jawi script and told of stories.

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The idea of modernity and striving for excellence within the Malay community stemmed from his ideas hkayat stinging criticisms of the ancient Malay polity of the Kerajaan.

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Begitulah kemuliaan dan keteguhan ilmu kepada orang yang memperolehinya. Pustaka Phoenix rated it really liked it Feb 07, He dressed in the usual style of Malacca Tamils.

Hikayat Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir, Munshi. Jil. 1 – BookSG – National Library Board, Singapore

Dec 28, Roshan Singh rated it really liked it. Reith, p. Penerbit Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. Tidak ada orang yang benci 1 Apabila engkau mendapat wang,belikan emas;belikan emas,jualkan emas itu;belian intan,jualkan intan itu;belikan manikam,belikan ilmu. The most important book on Singaporean history most Singaporeans may never get to read.

A more authoritative English edition was translated by A. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Maybe I’ll review it later. Retrieved from ” https: No, Man of the Eastern Seas. Your email address will not be published. The society stocks reprints of this translation for sale. A novel about Raffles, an East India Company clerk who got Java out of the hands of the French during the Napoleonic wars, ruled it like an angel, then grabbed Sumatra, then negotiated the purchase of a lump of swampy land called Singapore.


Brakel AuthorM. I am remembering my old master, an orang puteh or white man from a far cold island, one who was father and mother to me but has abandoned me to a loneliness which only memory can sweeten.

Stories of Abdullah

It was completed in [1] and first published in[13] making it one of the first Malay literary texts to be published commercially. Mar 15, Exavidreader rated it it was amazing Shelves: Munshi Abdullah has been popularly regarded as among the most cultured Malays who ever wrote, [2] one of the greatest innovators in Malay letters [3] and the father of modern Malay literature.

Jul 17, Shaharuddin rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Shafiq Kassim rated it really liked it Jul 24, abdlulah Jika engkau tidak tahu mengaji dan menulis,iaitu pekerjaan anak orang baik-baik,setelah engkau besar kelak,engkau akan sesalkan kami kerana tidak mengajari perkara yang baik.

Gonda AuthorB. Kevin rated it it was amazing Feb 16, By God, the book was ready muneyi for the writing of it. I enjoyed reading his lively accounts from the rumors that Saint Andrew’s Cathedral was haunted to his encounter mnusyi the Chinese secret society in the jungle.

This page was last edited xbdullah 6 Octoberat An early English edition of the work was translated by J. Books by Munsyi Abdullah. No trivia or quizzes yet. Under the Kerajaanthe Malays were deprived of education and hence they were easily oppressed.


It’s a must read if you want to know a little bit about Singapore’s past.

Balfas Author ; M. MUhammad Abullah rated it it was ok Mar 19, Anggi Surya rated it it was amazing Jun 09, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We really need an accessible English translation. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

At first, I was apprehensive about the assignment; sick at the thought of having to write some dull old book. Indeed, in chapter 35, Kenneth Toomey decides to write a novel based on Hikayat Abdullah:.

Hikayat Abdullah – Wikipedia

There is some controversy over the exact time and location of his death, with some scholars arguing that he died in Jeddah in October at the age of 58, before reaching Mecca. The Autobiography of Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir Hikayat Abdullah is one adventurous story of the life and times of the author, who was the personal assistant to Stamford Raffles. Bukankah engkau ini anakku yang seorang? Hikayat Abdullah was the major literary work of Munshi Abdullah. A house lizard scuttled up the wall cheeping.

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