by Raja Mariam Raja Mohamed
The two of Iskandar brothers, Allahyarham YAM Raja Mohamed and DYTM Almarhum Raja Ahmed Siffudin, were known to be accomplished horseback riders, but it was speedboat racing that they were better recognized and respected for during the 1950s.
In the waters, they were fierce rivals and tested their prowess in race after race until the demise of Raja Mohamed in 1961. Here, in these pictures, taken at the speedboat race in Lumut on 30 August, 1959, Raja Mohamed triumphed while his younger brother emerged second.
Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris I (30th Sultan of Perak).
All photos are provided courtesy of the author.