Rekindling the ‘kampung’ spirit

PPR Kampung Baru Hicom residents preparing the ingredients for the cooking demonstration at the Jalinan Mesra Rewang Sekampung progamme in Shah alam. — Photos yaP CHee HonG/The Star

Selangor government’s Jalinan Mesra Rewang Sekampung programme at PPR Kampung Baru Hicom, Shah Alam, was a celebration of all things Malaysian.

The programme organised at the people’s housing project (PPR) sought to foster the spirit of mutual cooperation.

Residents of all ages participated in a series of activities designed to build community bonds and educate the younger generation about their cultural roots.

The event kicked off with a traditional cooking demonstration, where the older residents shared recipes and techniques for classic Malay dishes such as dalca and spiced fried chicken.

There was also a futsal tournament, mobile library and staircase fun walk.

Children taking turns to play hopscotch, one of several games during the event.Children taking turns to play hopscotch, one of several games during the event.

The programme also featured traditional games like congkak, marbles and hopscotch.

These games, once a staple of kampung life, provided a fun and educational way to bridge generational gaps and revive pastimes that had nearly faded from memory.

There was also a bouncing castle, which was popular with the young ones.

Young participants taking part in a game of futsal.Young participants taking part in a game of futsal.

A highlight of the event was the clean-up activity where residents came together to tidy up common areas, plant trees and beautify their surroundings.

This collaborative effort not only improved their living environment but also strengthened the community spirit.

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