Gotong Royong Success
Photo Album - Part II
Edited by Andrew Sum
Gotong Royong means ‘tolong-menolong’. It is all in the spirit of volunteerism to promote as a cultural value among residents. It is also the concept of doing things together and helping out each other in the spirit of ‘muhibbah’ or goodwill. To BBRA and the Residents who participated, it means giving back something to the Botanic Garden communities and the environments within which we lives. To me, it means simply giving back something to Mother Earth with which we have been unconsciously destroying all these while.
Today’s Gotong Royong is to show that BBRA seek to care and is a way to show our awareness to each other as neighbours. With this awareness BBRA can raise our relationships and generate so much response and ultimate help from residents which BBRA cannot do it alone and this is indeed wonderful. This Gotong Royong value is one which BBRA holds very close to each of our hearts and to live together, we give together, in peace.
The Gotong Royong of today is a tremendously success, with a very gracious turn-out of residents who volunteered and participated. It is indeed a very wonderful event. A marvelous gift from BBRA and the Participating Residents to the Good Earth, I would say.
BBRA will continue to pick and publish Gotong Royong pictures of volunteers at random. Those volunteers who are interest can easily copy and paste those pictures and later print them out at their Photo Studios as memories of their participations in the event. It is historical as being the first BBRA Gotong Royong and the first for Bandar Botanic Garden Klang.
Some residents helping to finish the job of tree planting by the Councillor.
A resident finishing the job.
Tzu Chi Members are also present.