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Sunday, August 2, 2009

How Dalat Got Its Name: Overview and Synopsis

Overview
The story is set in a small town called Dalat on the Oya river located in the state of Sarawak.
The Melanau community that lives as an agrarian society workk on farms near a river.
The people are ruled by tradition and hold on to their traditional customs and values.


Synopsis
This story is about how a peaceful, Melanau coastal town is renamed after a bitter
fight between two brothers. The wise, old chief dies without naming anyone to
succeed him. Tradition states that Galau, the eldest son, should be chief. However,
he is challenged by his ambitious brother, Umat. Umat leaves and gets the help of
enemy villagers. Meanwhile, Galau prepares his village for war. The bloody battle that
follows leaves many people dead. Flies swarm around the dead bodies.
Therefore, the noble Galau renames the village 'Dalat' (which means 'flies' in Melanau)
in memory of his brother, Umat, and his innocent people who died.
Peace and order is finally restored.

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Collection of SPM English Language Question Papers

2005
Terengganu Trial [Paper 1]

2007
Johor Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Answers], Melaka Trial 2007 [Paper 1] [Paper 2], TIMES [Paper 1] [Paper 2] SPB [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2008

Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2],
Trial
MRSM Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], SBP Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kelantan Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kedah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Johor Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Perlis Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sabah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sarawak Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Melaka Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2009

Terengganu TOV [Paper 1] [Paper 2] Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
Melaka Trial , Johor Trial , Sabah Trial , Kedah Trial , Perlis Trial , Times , SBP , Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

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