|Tree Planting at Bintulu Sentral - 16 Sept'17|
|Painting the mural|
|Me planting the Hibiscus mutabilis species|
|Participants happily planting|
After the planting ceremony, I joined the crowd in a mural painting activity. The exposed rock surfaced formed by an outcrop near the traffic lights junction close-by was chosen as the mural site. Two types of mural painting were carried out. One set of murals were painted along a short concrete wall about 320 meters long that surrounded the base of the outcrop. Here I tried my hand at painting a tiny section of the mural design which was already laid using a template on the wall surface. On the outcrop two ‘graffiti artists’ were busy doing the mural painting using spray cans and standing on scaffolding pipes laid perpendicular to the sloping rock surface, thereby comes the name of today’s project – Mural the Rock.
|Painting a small section in the long mural, about 320 meters long when completed.|
|"Mural the Rock" project|
|Aerobic dancing on the sidelines|
|GM BDA - Rodziah Hj Morshidi|
On the sidelines, an aerobic dance was organised for the public and students of all ages and denominations to participate. Food and plenty of drinking water were freely served to the participating public.
At a tent location, music was broadcasted and a basking team was in action. During one of the ‘basking time’ I joined the GM of BDA, Puan Rodziah Hj. Morshidi in delivering two Bee Gees number – To Love Somebody and Words, with me on the guitar.
Today’s celebration has more meaning to me than the normal
tea parties that are usually held in conjunction with Malaysia Day
celebration. It has been a unique event
with a difference, memorable and truly unique.
|Singing with GM BDA, Rodziah Hj. Morshidi.|
Happy Malaysia Day, Sarawak!
( This is the fourth of 16 articles as my writing contribution on what Malaysia Day means to me as a Sarawakian 2017)