Bugna Raya

  • NG-80

    Catalogue Number

  • OMH-928, OMH-929

    Matrix Number(s)

  • Miss Tijah


  • Malay


  • 1939

    Date Released

  • 10 inch Shellac Disc


  • 78 rpm


  • 2015010145

    Accession Number

  • 00:06:29

    Recorded Duration

  • Sound


  • Access permitted

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  • Description


    Matrix No.: OMH-928
    Artist: Miss Tijah
    Title: Bugna Raya

    Matrix No.: OMH-929
    Artist: Miss Tijah
    Title: Masri Banjaran

    Chap Kuching was one of the earliest local record labels. It was set up by Moutrie & Co. Ltd. in 1934, and specialised in Malay records. Chap Kuching was originally managed by Thomas Hemsley. He eventually left to set up his own label, Chap Singa in 1937. Both labels ceased operations in 1941.

    Miss Tijah (born Che’ Wan Tijah binti Daud) was a famous Singapore-based Malay opera performer. She was born in Pontianak c. 1906, and was a descendant of one of the Rajahs of Pontianak. Miss Tijah was considered part of the “Big Four” of Malay bangsawan in the 1930s, together with her husband Mr K. Dean and her elder sister Miss Salmah.

    This record label contains a misspelling of "bunga raya" (hibiscus).

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