My First Entry…

As the first entry to this blog, let me introduce myself and about my family. Most of the things that I’m going to mention in this first entry of mine would be similar to the ones I’ve posted in my profile.  Basically, this is an elaborate version of the ones in my profile.

I was born on the 18th February 1979. I am the only child in the family. My parents – Megat Zaharuddin Bin Megat Shamsudin and Wan Mariam Binti Wan Nurizan are first cousins. In other words, my parents share a common grandfather. My dad’s paternal grandfather and my mum’s maternal grandfather is the same person.

STAR Batch of 1996

STAR Batch of 1996

I had my primary education at the King Edward VII School, Taiping, Perak. Later, in 1992, I pursued my secondary education at Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), Ipoh, Perak. I completed my Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia in 1996 and was awarded the Public Service Department Scholarship to study abroad.

Prior to my departure to the United Kingdom, I had my pre-departure course at the PPP-ITM for 3 months in 1997. In September that year, I began my A-Level studies at Brooke House College, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK. I completed my A-Levels in 1999 and furthered my tertiary education at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. I graduated in 2002 with a Joint Honours Degree in Computing and Accounting & Finance.

JPA Scholars - BTU 13 (picture taken at Hyder Park, London)

JPA Scholars - BTU 13 (picture taken at Hyde Park, London)

Later, in September 2002, I joined the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London to further my studies at post-graduate level in South East Asian Studies – majoring in Malay Aristocratic Genealogies.

In 2004, I began my career as a banker at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad. Initially attached to the Eastern Region based in Kuala Terengganu. Later transferred to the Central Region based in Kuala Lumpur. I briefly joined RHB Bank in 2009 for career advancement. Currently, I am serving as Senior Relationship Manager for Consumer Financing at OCBC Al-Amin.

DBP's Sayembara Mencipta Lagu Puisi VII - on stage while the MC was introducing me to the audience as Finalist Composer

DBP's Sayembara Mencipta Lagu Puisi VII - on stage while the MC was introducing me to the audience as Finalist Composer

I am also a musician. I hold a Grade 8 Pianoforte from the Trinity College of Music, London (obtained in 1995). I am a pianist, guitarist, composer and arranger.  I used to perform at Riviera Bay Resort, Malacca; Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur; the Orchid Club, Malacca; and Primula Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu as their resident musician. My first published composition is ‘Naga’ for the band – ‘The Lost Plot’.

I was selected as finalist for the DBP Sayembara Mencipta Lagu Puisi twice – the first was in 2005 and the second was in 2007. My composition in 2005 was based on the poem ‘Pujukan Hati’ by Muhammad Yassin Maamor (Pungguk). The song was performed by my brother-in-law – Megat Khas Bin Megat Ramli. For the 2007 composition, the song was based on the poem ‘Pengait Tua’  by Muhammad Haji Salleh and was performed by Azfar (One In A Million).

I am married to Puteri Nuur Khadijah Binti Megat Ramli and we were blessed with 2 children. My eldest is Megat Idris Naquiyuddin (born 12th April 2007) and my second child is Puteri Mariam Sophia (born 11th February 2009).

My Family Tree

My Family Tree

On my wedding day - 5th February 2004

On my wedding day- 5th February 2004

About Megat Iskandar At-Terawis

Born 18 February 1979. Received primary education at King Edward VII School, Taiping, Perak and continued his secondary education at Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), Ipoh, Perak (1992-1996). He was awarded a scholarship by the Public Service Department to further his studies in the United Kingdom. Completed his A-Levels at Brooke House College, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, United Kindom in 1999 and gained entry to the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom. Graduated with a Joint Honours Degree in Computing and Accounting & Finance in 2002. He later pursued his post-graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2003 specialising in Malay Aristocratic Genealogy. Former Chairman of the United Kingdom Executive Council for Malaysian Students (UKEC) from 2001-2003. He was a banker by profession – specialising in Cash Management & Islamic Finance. He is now heading the corporate affairs of a technology company based in Putrajaya. An appointed member of the Community Representative Council for Putrajaya (MPPWP Sub-Zone H) by the Minister of Federal Territories. He is also an elected member of the Executive Committee for Persatuan Darul Ridzuan, heading its Heritage Bureau. He is also the founder and currently serving as Secretary of the Persatuan Keturunan Megat Terawis Malaysia (The Megat Terawis Clan Association of Malaysia). A Grade 8 holder in Pianoforte, he is an active musician, composer and arranger. He married his 3rd cousin – Puteri Nuur Khadijah Binti Megat Ramli in 2004 and was blessed with two children – Megat Idris Naquiyuddin and Puteri Mariam Sophia.
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