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36 Read the excerpt from the story Tanjong Rhu below and answer the

questions that follow

a) What could Ah-Ma see from the office window?

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b) What was Ah-Ma hoping to see from the office window?
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c) Why do you think she wanted to see the shipyard?
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d) Ah Wah liked to do nice things for his mother. How can you show your
appreciation towards your own parents?
(i)
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(ii)
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(5 marks)

a) In the first stanza, what does the word there refer to?
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b) How old was the writer when the photo was taken?

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c) Which line tells you that the writer and her grandmother come from
different ethnic background?
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d) Which line tells us that the grandmother has passed away?
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e) Which word in the poem means unimaginable?
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f) What does the phrase her soup forgot to boil tell you about the
grandmother?
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g) Name one theme of the poem.
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h) Why do you think the writer says that her grandmother is tall in the
photo but later became small?
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i) Aside from taking photographs, what can you do to keep the
memory of a loved one alive? Provide a reason for your suggestion.
Suggestion :
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Reason :
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(10 marks)