"There is another song that we were taught: 'Mana Kuching?' It's to the tune of 'Frère Jacques'." -Ajar Anak

Mana Kuching? - Malaysian Children's Songs - Malaysia - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*Ajar Anak originally translated this line to, "eating the fish" and wrote, "'Curi makan ikan' means 'stealing to eat fish', but I don't quite know how to fit it into the tune."

I changed the line to "It stole and ate the fish" - which put it in the past tense but maintains the meaning of 'stealing to eat the fish' and also fits the tune. We welcome other suggestions for translating this line! -Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Ajar Anak for contributing this song. Translated by Ajar Anak and Mama Lisa.

Terima kasih banyak-banyak!