Mamadou, who?


mamadou  Involves in engineering and project management.  Travels and resides temporarily in the Third World Countries out of my usual nest.  Always wonders, thinks, reads, ask, shouts, laughs sometimes cries in a way to makes everything is possible.

This blog is about life trail of a wanderer.

“A journey brings us face to face with ourselves”


  1. Mamadou, i grew up in Rompin. My father worked for Eastern Stevedoring and Rompin mining co. We left when the mines closed. The first house was in Tanjong Tengku, very near the Iron Ore staging area. The last hoise was S13, nest the Dresser Stevens house and very close to the school, Lanjut English school. I still have some old school stuff, pictures on file and a video of the lighters being loaded among others. From a Malaysian documentary of that time. FYI, Mr
    Harvey, the Scool teaxher and Headmaster is doing well in Australia. Last saw him in 2007 in Lanjut. About 6 of us gathered to visit along with some of the Australian folks who worked there. More later if you interested. Thank you


  2. Dear Mamadou, I am just finishing work on a book about all tea growers around the world and am looking for a high res image of the tea project in Mali. Do you have a suitable image that we could use? My book is called Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea and will be published later this year by Hoffman Media. I would be so grateful if you can help. Best wishes JANE PETTIGREW


  3. Hi

    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.

    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂

    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.

    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at


  4. Hello!

    I am an Archive Researcher for a documentary Production Wag TV.
    I am looking for archive images and footage of Timbuktu, 333 saints.
    Please let me know if you had any images and videos we could use.
    Best wishes!


  5. Dear Mamadou,

    It has been quite sometime since we corresponded regarding ROMPINCO Bukit Ibam, I hope you are keeping well and enjoying your travels.

    I have returned to your Blog and have note an interesting post :

    “Susan Milstein December 14, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I have been commissioned to write a book about philanthropist Stanley Herbert Smith who bought mines in Malaysia after World War II. Would you by any chance have any information about Smith or his company Eastern Mining? His partner was John A.T. Galvin.”

    There is also mention of a RompinCo documentary film showing how the mine was developed. Have you ever had any luck find this film ?

    I ma happy if you pass my e-mial address onto Susan.

    Take care.

    Warmest regards,

    Glenn Schumacher.


  6. Hi Mamadou
    Its me Lan. Where are you based? In KL? Here is the thing. I want to invite you as one of my guest-contributing something to my blog, e.g what do you think of Sabah in terms of how it is actually accessible to budget travelers… what do you miss about Sabah or anything that is related to your experiences in Sabah. It can be a short or lengthy entry, it will be up to you. If you don’t have to time to write an entry/article…will it be good enough if I send you some Questions and you answered em’ according to your belief and from your heart? It will be an interesting entry. Will credit your name of course and some good goodies ship to you anywhere you are in this world. If you agree, I will send to you a formal invitation. I badly need to read what others are thinking about Sabah. This way The Sabah Tourism Office will be in for a surprise to know that someone from the common society is actually speaking up to tell which things need improvement. The readers will love it too and certainly will be linked to your work.
    My email is Hoping to somehow ‘work’ with you. I love having people contributing their thoughts about Sabah, in my blog.
    Cheers, Lan


  7. I have been commissioned to write a book about philanthropist Stanley Herbert Smith who bought mines in Malaysia after World War II. Would you by any chance have any information about Smith or his company Eastern Mining? His partner was John A.T. Galvin. Please email me.


  8. Hi Glenn
    How are you there? Hope you and your mother Betty all lives happily. I like to this opportunity to wish you and other readers a Happy New Year 2015.


  9. Dear Mamadou,

    In looking through then posts on your site I came across a post by Mr. Joe Lister in June 6, 2014 at 9:09 am regarding a visit to Bukit Ibam in 1967 as a Boy Scout. I do remember that and think these Scots came from the British Airforce (RAF) Base in Singapore. I was a member of the Cubs (younger Scouts) in the Bukit Ibam trop. We went on an exchange visit to Singapore after the visit of Mr. Lister and friends.

    Now, Mr. Lister made mention of RompinCo documentary film showing how the mine was developed. I had seen this film at the Company Resthouse in Bukit Ibam. I repeat Mr. Lister’s request regarding the existence of a copy. If anybody out there knows I would be extremely appreciative. I would really love to find a copy.

    Many thanks.

    Glenn Schumacher, (Son of Butch and Betty Schumacher).


  10. Salam Mamadou,
    It has been sometime since you have heard from me as I have change locations in Australia. You may recall that I lived in Bukit Ibam in 1960’s and previously corresponded with you.
    I hope you are keeping well and life is good to you.
    I have just taken my 80 year old Mother, Betty through some of the great material on your site related to Bukit Ibam. It has been a great trip down memory lane, thank you very much.
    All the very best for 2015 for you and all of the former Bukit Ibam folks who visit your site.
    Warmest regards,
    Glenn Schumacher.


  11. Dear Joyce

    Very glad to know that has following my blog.
    I am happily to assist you and the team at wherever possible. Humbly accept your request.
    Thank you


  12. Dear Mamadou,

    My name is Joyce and I work for is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Mali, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,


  13. Dear Blogger:

    Hello, my name is Rebeca García, I am writing to introduce you to GAPBRAVE, the first bilingual, global travel guide supporting local cultures.

    GAPBRAVE is a collaborative platform that publishes articles from journalists, travel writers and photographers worldwide. Our goal is to disseminate highest quality content to a growing international audience.

    I have read your blog carefully and I liked it so much. I think you have really good posts and I like your taste for photography. I think your close style of writing would perfectly fit with our project!

    We would like to invite you to contribute to GAPBRAVE. Would you be interested in writing a travel piece? You can also contribute with a postal or photo-story (You can find how GAPBRAVE looks like here).

    You can talk about any topic you like: interesting places you have visited, any typical costume, gastronomy…Any topic you find worth telling and you want to share in our website.

    Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Kind regards,

    Rebeca García


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  16. Dear Normah
    We have tried to contact you. However your email address seem invalid. Please contact me as your old friend, Glenn like to get in touch with you.
    Thank you


  17. Hi… l’m very happy to read abt Bukit Ibam.. l was there since 1965 and have my first education in ROmpin Mining & Co Secondary school. before shifted to Pekan Pahang in 1970′ my late dad use to work as a driver before… hope that l can find my long lost friends especialy Glenn, mathew and other’s too…


  18. Dear Temujin.

    It is quite sometime did not hear news from you. How are you in NZ?
    Hope others; the follower of Bukit Ibam Mine and RompinCo will read your message.
    See you again soon.

    Thank you Temujin


  19. Mamadou, Greetings from New Zealand. Quite some time ago I wrote in regard to your article and expose on Bukit Ibam in Pahang mentioning I was the son of the Mechanical Superintendant Tim Hanlon (1961-1965) and fell ill shortly after: Now I have found photos of the mine, and the workshop staff in case anyone is interested in seeing if they, (or their fathers) were in the photo.
    Apologies to Trevor Hislop, I don’t recall him so I assume he came after Tim Hanlon left? Anyway if you are interested send me an address and I will send you photos from Bukit Ibam taken between 1961-1965. Lester Temjuin Hanlon


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  22. Salaam from the United Arab Emirates!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. I was going through your Muscat-related posts, and they’re very informative.

    Thanks for sharing!


  23. Appreciate this finding, nice blog all the way, keep up the good work. Thanks Allah for all your traveling to see and experience the beautiful and unique places and people. And be able to share with us. Jazakallah.


  24. Dear Oskar

    Thank you for your comment and recognition. Hope The World Log will excellent too in its contribution to the people around the world


  25. Hi!

    I hope you’ll excuse a comment on a more general matter than this specific post?

    I think your blog’s really interesting and well written and I’ve got a suggestion that I’d like to present. Would be very grateful if you could contact me on the mail address below.


    Best regards,


  26. A salaamu aleikum, Brother.
    I’m enjoying browsing your blog. It seems that we have set foot in some of the same places (France, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mali) and now are paths cross on the web.

    I wondered if you might know how I could find a list of Islamic libraries in West Africa. (or libraries that are part of masjids)


  27. Pretty cool post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say
    that I have really liked reading your blog posts. Anyway
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!


  28. Dear mamadou,

    I am part of a small group providing a free service worldwide
    to promote greater understanding of all the different global cultures and businesses.
    I think your images are great – could we use some of them
    occasionally for our weekly news/articles website?


  29. Dear Prof José Rivair Macedo
    Merci encore pour vos aimables remarques et revoir. Thats seulement ma petite contribution à la population.


    Thank you again for your revisit and kind remarks. Thats only my small contribution to the people.

    Thank you


  30. Merci bien pour votre réponse positive et par votre generosité. Si vous voulez, vous pouvez informer votre nom à travers mon e-mail. Il serait un plaisir faire le remercienment dans les crédits du vídeo, et vous remettre un exemplaire aprés la conclusion du travail.


  31. Dear Prof. José Rivair Macedo

    Tout d’abord, je tiens à exprimer ma gratitude pour votre visite et demande à mon blog. En fait, je suis très heureux de savoir que certaines de mes photos peuvent être utilisées dans votre document d’Ibn Battuta de Voyage projet.


    First of all, I like to express my gratitude to your visit and request in my blog. Indeed I am very happy to know that some of my photographs could be used in your documentary of Ibn Battuta’s travel project.

    Thank you


  32. Je suis professeur d’Histoire à l’Université Federale do Rio Grand edu Sud, Brésil. Je prépare un vídeo sur la voyage d’Ibn Battuta eu empire du Mali pour être utilisée dans les écoles de renseignement fondamentale. Au Brésil il est difficile obtenir des images sur les peuples d’Afrique Occidentale, motif pour lequel je vous demande autorisation pour utiliser quelques photos de votre autorie tirées en Djenné et Tomboctou.

    Salutations et merci.


  33. Greetings from Sahara Desert in Morocco!

    I loved you website, thank you for sharing precious information about a great country. I loved the picturs from painted signs, they are incredible and definately one of the most interesting things about Bamako.

    I wish you a great New Year of 2009 and Assalamu 3leikum!!!


  34. Assalamu alaikum,

    Amazing indeed; my friend Sekou has a cousin at UM. Good news from him that Sekou is now an imam in Zaire, but the mosque is not identified yet. What is more amazing is that he has take a new wife – his cousin’s auntie from his mother’s side. So that means Sekou is now a prosperous person by their standard.

    Are you from KT?


  35. hi,
    i’m kindly interested to know u in details..
    can we exchange our personal details…
    i got u when i read yewhenry blog.
    and then i discover your blog.
    it is very interesting..
    hope to know u better….


  36. Can you email me insha Allah, i would like to ask you a favor reguarding your photo’s insha Allah or send me your email


  37. I really enjoyed reading your page on Bamako! It’s more accurate than most stories reported in the news here in the US.


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