Saturday, April 19, 2008

Photo Hunters: Thirteen (13)


This is a wooden calendar I bought during my trip to Bali 3 years ago. Now this calendar blocks has been my boy's toy. The calendar date shows May 13th. Back in history, it is something happen to our city Kuala Lumpur.

On May 13, 1969, one of the worst racial riots in Malaysia took place in Kuala Lumpur. May 13 Incident was a riot between the Malays and the Chinese who were dissatisfied with the socio-political situation at the time. The riot resulted in the deaths of 196 people, and led to a major reform in the country's economic policy. ~ taken from Wikipedia

It is still a sensitive issue to brought up till today. I still remember when I was young, parents told us not to mention or open up to discuss about 513 in the public or we will get caught.

15 comments:

-TNChick- said...

May 13 is my daughter's birthday =)

My PhotoHunt will auto-publish in about an hour and a half. =) Just visiting a few while I have the extra moment =)

Napaboaniya said...

I've heard and read about the 513. My mom used to tell me how bad it was between the Chinese & the Malays during that time.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love this.

My photo hunt also has a gift for you at the 'end' of my entry. If you haven't stopped by by now...come over and pick up your prize.

YTSL said...

Greetings from a fellow Malaysian (albeit one currently living in Hong Kong) --

Yeah, May 13 has negative connotations for many Malaysians. But I graduated from college on a May 13. So that date now has good memories for me too. :)

Lynn said...

First time I've read about this. Maybe this date will stay the way it is for the Malaysians but maybe other more positive events will compensate.

Juliana RW said...

ah....nice choice for 13 theme

Hope you visit my 13 Thanks

PrettyLifeOnline said...

nice shot! Happy Weekend.

SnapCatch said...

great choice for the theme. Happy PH!

Carver said...

Great shot and post. Sometimes dates with bad times do hang on in the memories. Good that new better memories are made too. Hope you have a good weekend.

Pato & Pearl said...

MMMMOOOOOOOO....CCCCUUUTTTTEEE !!!

Pearl

Rebecca said...

Wow! Thanks for the history lesson... and a great pic!

Karen said...

Wow, that MUST have been quite an event if people are discouraged to talk about it.

Write From Karen

monaco said...

I don't know what May 13 means but that wooden calendar is cute. Will have to read up on that date later.

Tokenhippygirl said...

Nice shot for the theme!

Mummy to QiQi said...

Hey Judy, I have a similar set of that too....but mine is a cat :)