At its entrance, I noticed two lifesize stone sculptures of Sikh warriors on horseback. One was a woman warrior (right). I hope a person familiar with the background can fill me in on the history.
The first Sikhs arrived in Tampin around the late 1920’s. Most of them were employed as policemen, railway workers, bus and lorry drivers, cattle owners or rubber estate workers. Since border town Tampin straddles two states, their religious and prayer needs were taken care of by the neighbouring Gurdwaras of Malacca and Seremban.
It was only on 12th July 1967 that the present site of the Gurdwara Sahib Tampin was obtained. I thought I lost the original album for good and am glad to have found it. Feeling blessed.
Mr Gurdev Singh and his dog Rajoo, from the earlier story, can be seen sitting on the steps. There are reports coming in, stating he is hale and hearty.
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