Rapid Penang staff build rapport while preparing meal for sharing with commuters


Brief caption: Rapid Penang employees distributing bubur lambuk at Komtar bus terminal, Penang on June 30, 2015.Star pic by: Gary Chen/The Star/June 30, 2015.

SOME 100 employees of Rapid Penang toiled together in their makeshift kitchen to make ‘bubur lambuk’ for buaka puasa.

With the help of volunteers from Masjid Kampung Baru Air Itam, they took turns peeling, chopping, and cooking the ingredients as early as 9am yesterday.

Rapid Penang industry relations assistant Fathiah Murni Zakaria Idris, 27, who efficiently chopped the onions and sliced the pieces of chicken, said she enjoyed cooking with her fellow colleagues.

“It brings us closer together as a family. It feels really good to be able to cook for our commuters,” she said.

Rapid Penang chief operating officer Major (Rtd) Mohd Shukri Abdul Rahman said they spent about RM2,700 preparing the ‘bubur lambuk’.

“We are distributing 500 to our com-muters while 800 will be given to our staff.

“It’s our way of expressing appreciation and to foster a sense of togetherness.

“We hope this small act of kindness during Ramadan will refresh and further uplift their spirits,” he said at the Rapid Penang headquarters in Lorong Kulit.

Meanwhile, Masjid Kampung Baru volunteer and chef for the day Mohd Rozaini Muhamad, 60, said ‘bubur lambuk’ originated from Kuala Lumpur.

“In Penang, we call it ‘bubur kanji’.

“The only difference is ‘bubur kanji’ does not contain turmeric.

“Which is why we are actually making ‘bubur kanji’ today,” he said.

Some 800 packets of the porridge were later distributed to commuters at the Komtar bus terminal at 4.30pm.

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