Aura Hawa

Over the past year, PPIS has achieved several milestones that we are very proud of. These milestones are a testimony to our aspirations of providing a seamless service to the community. They also cement the belief that we can achieve much more together as OnePPIS. We...

[caption id="attachment_2303" align="alignleft" width="300"] Winning Katong District Athletic Meet 1972 (left picture) Madam Mirnigar (right) with her coach, Caryn Booth (left) (right picture)[/caption] Mirnigar was born as the eldest of four children. Her interest in sports grew in Primary School out of her admiration to one...

SPH Copyright Hajah Saerah was born on 20 February 1936 in Pulau Blakang Mati (Sentosa), the fourth of eight children.Her father, Taris Bin Yassin migrated to Singapore from Karong Bolong, Banyumas, Indonesia. Her mother, Rogayah Binti Kamari was from Pulau Brani with a mix of Javanese...

Hajah Halijah was born in 1958, the third of four children. Her father, Haji Abdul Hamid Jandad was a policeman and her mother, Hajah Petom Omar was a Malay language teacher in a primary school. She went to Tanjong Katong Girl’s School and continued to...

SPH Copyright Madam Sahora was known as the Assembly woman whom had to be ferried from the hospital in an ambulance to cast the decisive vote for the Government in 1961. With her vote, the Government survived a no-confidence vote by a majority of one. She...

SPH Copyright   Hajah Fatimah Chik was a former president of Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura(PPIS) for several years. In 1950, she went to Britain for higher studies on Education Department scholarship. In 1952, with a group of 22 like-minded women, she set up PPIS, an organisation dedicated...

Raja Siti was the daughter of Hajjah Fatimah, the founder of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah. She married Syed Ahmad bin Abdulrahman Alsagoff and had one son, Syed Mohamed bin Ahmad Alsagoff, and six daughters. She died in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on 18 April 1891. By her...

Madam Guldjan was the benefactor of Aminah Mosque at Sims Avenue in Geylang. She was originally from India and then moved to Palembang, Indonesia with her merchant husband, Mohamed Kassim. From their marriage, she gave birth to six daughters and two sons. When her eldest...

SPH Copyright In 1956, Hajah Rahimah bought a house in Angullia Park from her father’s executive trustees. In 1981, Hajah Rahimah sold her house and donated $1.6 million for Masjid Kebun Limau in Whampoa in remembrance of her daughter who passed away in 1976. She was...

Zarinah was born on 12 July 1971, the third of four children. Her father, Abdullah Mohd. Attan noticed her talent after winning several school sport competitions. He initially introduced her to play the game of squash, which led her to play badminton due to its...