KAMPUNG Tunku in Petaling Jaya is celebrating Malaysia Day on Sunday, Sept 23, and everyone is invited to drop in and join in the festivity by browsing the photos and videos on exhibition and enjoying the food sale put up by the underprivileged women of the area.
The event will take place at Dewan MBPJ SS3/14, Petaling Jaya, and will be hosted by Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lim Yi Wei.
Lim said it would be a platform for locals to get to know their neighbours and understand their neighbourhood better.
“We have gathered some interesting photos of our first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman from SK Kampung Tunku. These photos will be displayed.
“We have also compiled some videos of the interesting places, people, stories as well eateries within the Kampung Tunku constituency.
“The neighbourhood also houses some interesting personalities such as the descendants of Yap Ah Loy and Mayawati Usman, the late daughter of Malaysian National Laureate Usman Awang.
"We will have their stories shared through the video exhibition at the event,” said Lim.
She added that the aim of the event was to showcase the rich history and culture of Kampung Tunku.
She said she wanted to make it a vibrant and distinct community, as well as make Hari Malaysia relevant to those living within the constituency.
“Sometimes people confuse Bukit Tunku with Kampung Tunku. It's important to restore the identity of this place,” said Lim.
The celebration will also see the sale of local food, such as laksa Penang and Johor, and Malay kuih made by two groups of social enterprises run by single ladies and those from underprivileged backgrounds.
Cafe Masjid Kampung Tunku is among the food sellers. It is run by single mothers and the poor.
“We sell lunch prepared by six underprivileged ladies daily at the basement of the Kampung Tunku mosque . They also sell pickles and bawang goreng.
"This time around, we will be selling at the Hari Malaysia event and hope the public will come and support us,” said the cafe spokesman Zaiton Mohd Kassim.
Another social enterprise, Deliccia, will be selling pastries on the day.
The co-founder of Deliccia Icy Lee said they roped in single mothers and disadvantaged women in the PPR flats to help with cooking and making pastries.
“We have about 10 ladies who are part of Deliccia. Some of them have started making decent income for themselves since becoming part of Deliccia.
"We will be selling our food items at this Hari Malaysia event, and we hope the public will come and support us,” said Lee.
Some traders from the SS2 and SS3 pasar malam will also be at the event.
There will be performances at 11.45am, including a dance routine by Pawana Tari Troup from SK Kampung Tunku and a lion dance by the Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association.
The event will be from 11am to 3pm at Dewan Serbaguna MBPJ SS3/14, Petaling Jaya.
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