According to cerita orang-orang tua, Raja Perempuan Taayah’s life was very simple. It was all about charity (amal jariah).
Apparently, when she mangkat, she only left with few coins in a can (not a CD or Gucci purse, etc). For official functions, she would normally borrow some jewellery from close relatives.
My grandmother (a commoner), until today, keeps saying this, “Raja ‘Puan…punya baik orangnya……Tuhan jer la yang tau!”
According to her, when she was a kid, she used to send kuih-muih (as instructed by Ku Yan of Rumah Merah) to Raja Perempuan Taayah and, without fail, Tuanku would either make a cup of tea herself, or handed her 5 cents as upah.
–Raja Shahriman Raja Harun Al Rashid, editor