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The Way Home: residents of Sungai Buloh and their children

Dr E.A.O Travers proposed creating an “almost self-sustainable community” for research and treatment of leprosy in 1923.
Reflecting on this, Sungai Buloh sanatorium was official established in 1930. It was once the largest leprosy sanatorium in the Commonwealth, hosting more than 2,000 people around 1938.
In 2007, the Universiti Teknologi MARA acquired part of the land for its Faculty of Medicine. The same year, the Eastern Section of the sanatorium was demolished for the construction of the building for the Faculty of Medicine.
2 journalists, Ms Tan EanNee and Mr Joshua Wong, came to know of Sungai Buloh in one of their reports on Sungai Buloh back in 2006.
Unlike many journalists who come and then forget, they kept coming back to Sunagi Buloh.
Going back there, talking to people again and again, they decided to write a book on the people in 2009. It took them 1 and a half year to finish the book.
The book, The Way Home, leads you to travel to Sungai Buloh, listen to the people, listen to those children who were taken away at birth, adopted and lost their roots, feel their sorrow, understand their earnest wish to find their roots or their lost children. The book also relates its readers to Sungai Buloh and its residents in a way that, one ends up recalling the stories, and to reflect every one of their lives onto our own.
This is a book which tells unique individual lives with certain common features; leprosy, separation, earnest wish for reunification.
Please contact the following if you are interested in buying the book.
Ms Lim Mei Kim: meikim@hotmail.my

It is definitely worth every bit of MYR 45!
The Way Home front and back.JPG