A group of leprosy children on the seesaw. This photo was taken in the 1930s.

A group of leprosy children on the seesaw. This photo was taken in the 1930s.



"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break. -- Chinese Proverb.

Bit by bit, my red thread is slowly stretching. Throughout the process of connecting the Generation to their past, there were numerous challenges to face and many times, I felt that the job was too big to handle. I had to liaise with people of different levels, go through boring documents and was exhausted with all the running around. However, through the kindness and resourcefulness of "angels" who are intertwined in my life, I am now able to present you with this website.

First of all, I would like to thank my co-author, Mr. Joshua Wong, for writing "The Way Home" with me which had generated the funds to support this website project.

I am grateful to the Sungai Buloh hospital authorities for their cooperation and support in performing the first DNA test and for giving the green light to establish a DNA bank so as to reconnect families affected by leprosy.

Special thanks to all the Sungai Buloh Settlement Council members for authorizing me to preserve their memories and the legacy of the settlement.

Much love and thanks to the many resident who had contributed their time, stories, artifacts and old photos to make this online museum a success.

My heartfelt appreciation goes to all the Generation of Sungai Buloh for putting their unwavering faith in our work.

I am truly indebted to the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation and Malaysian Leprosy Relief Association (MaLRA) for their great support and encouragement that have inspired me to move forward.

Last but not least, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all my team members who had voluntarily contributed their time and energy to make this website materialise. It is their selfless commitment to this project that gives me the strength to go on tirelessly.

Tan Ean Nee
Team Leader of "The Way Home's" website