Keeping a Ramadan tradition alive

By Jude Toyat
@judetbpseeds

 

Members of the organising committee working hard to cook the Bubur Lambuk to be distributed.

Members of the organising committee working hard to cook the Bubur Lambuk for distribution.

 

SOME 500 CONTAINERS OF Bubur Lambuk were distributed to members of the public here to celebrate the month of Ramadan and the opening of the ‘Eh’yar Ramadan 2015’ programme at the Old Courthouse compound on July 4.

The ‘Eh’yar Ramadan 2015’ programme organised by The National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) Sarawak under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) aims to promote community activities and conservation of heritage among Sarawakians.

According to JKKN Sarawak director Zaifri Husin, the Bubur Lambuk distribution is the department’s effort to give back to the community while maintaining a tradition passed down from generation to generation.

 

The distribution of Bubur Lambuk took place at the Old Courthouse compound on July 4.

The distribution of Bubur Lambuk took place at the Old Courthouse compound on July 4.

 

“The cooking and distributing of Bubur Lambuk is gaining popularity now among organisations including government agencies, non-governmental organisations, private and public sectors.

“Such activities can strengthen the relationship and cooperation between employees and management in the ministry to help the less fortunate,” he said when met at the event.

The distribution of Bubur Lambuk has become an annual event since they first started last year and will continue every Ramadan season.

 

A member of the public looks happy after receiving the Bubur Lambuk prepared by the organisers.

A member of the public looking happy after receiving Bubur Lambuk prepared by the organisers.

 

In the evening, the organisers continued their social mission through the ‘Ziarah Sahur’ programme where they visited people at Kampung Bako, Kampung Muara Tebas, Kampung Senari, and Kampung Tabuan to hand over donations to them.

JKKN Sarawak is made up of a group of theatre activists, historians, preachers, singers, actors, dancers, and other art activists.

“The most important thing is this ‘Ziarah Sahur’ programme can be seen as our effort to preserve local cultural heritage encompassing art, religion, history and other aspects of daily life,” Zaifri explained.

 

Some 500 containers of Bubur Lambuk were prepared for the visitors at the Old Courthouse compound, Kuching Waterfront and India Street.

Some 500 containers of Bubur Lambuk were prepared for the visitors at the Old Courthouse compound, Kuching Waterfront and India Street.

 

On July 7, JKKN Sarawak will be holding ‘Apresiasi Seni’ in honour of local artiste Ramli Ali at his residence located in Kampung Sungai Batu, Santubong.

The programme is held to appreciate notable artistes in Sarawak who have contributed their expertise and towards the country’s artistic development.

“For 2015, the committee has chosen Ramli Ali, an artiste active in dance choreography, silat, hadrah, cycling, boat race and creation of nasyid songs as a prominent local art figure.”

 

A symbolic of the Bubur Lambuk distribution by JKKN Sarawak director Zaifri Husin (front, second left) and other representatives from MOTAC.

Bubur Lambuk distribution by JKKN Sarawak director Zaifri Husin (front, second left) and other representatives from MOTAC.

JKKN Sarawak director Zaifri Husin handed containers of Bubur Lambuk to one of the boat operator at Kuching Waterfront.

JKKN Sarawak director Zaifri Husin handing a some Bubur Lambuk to one of the boat operators at Kuching Waterfront.

The organiser distributed the Bubur Lambuk at the Old Courthouse.

The organiser distributed the Bubur Lambuk at the Old Courthouse.

Member of the organising committee distributed the Bubur Lamuk to members of the public who drove through the street in front of the Old Courthouse compound.

Member of the organising committee distributed the Bubur Lamuk to members of the public who drove past the Old Courthouse compound.

 

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