A quest to find a book that I have been searching for over the last two years brought me back to my Alma Mater – the University of Malaya where I laid the foundation for a career in journalism, and where my interest in history and heritage were honed.
It was a 35 degree Celsius hot and humid afternoon, and the cooperative bookstore I thought I would find my book in was not only closed, but had a notice to creditors posted outside (not quite sure about the background on this).
A student told me the book shop was now in another building, but it was just not my day because this store – run by University Malaya Press had just moved to a new venue next to ‘University House’, a few days prior.
But when I got there the, the store ‘Halaman Penerbit Universiti Malaya’ was shut for Friday prayers until 2.30pm. Definitely not my day!
So to make my drive there worthwhile, I decided to check out the usual ‘hang out’ spots in Universiti Malaya when I was a student. The campus was quiet as it is now between semesters.
Much has changed though, even the department for my major – Media & Communication Studies, has been moved to another building.
Here are just some views of my alma mater:
… and no, I didn’t find the book I wanted but didn’t come away empty handed either! 😊💖