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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pesta Chow Kit Kita (part 1)

The Pesta Chow Kit Kita was on the 21NOV10, so I'm coming very late with this post.  Then again, better later then never, they say.

The Malaysian Insider was among those who covered the event.  I especially like this article as I'm visible in the last photo.  

Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia also has some excellent photos of the event. 
The event was to start at 2.00 p.m. but the place was a hive of activity when I got there about mid-morning.
Some of the mock road signs with the portrait of the persons after whom the roads are named and a short write-up.

A bit about the project, taken from a banner hanging there.  For more information visit ChowKitKita.com
One of the facilitators/volunteers busy on a display.
When you volunteer as a facilitator, you pay your own expenses (which includes anything and everything you or the children may need to use), manage the children under your charge, do all the hard work - basically you are a full time / unpaid worker for the children.  Your reward - maybe your photo will appear in an obscure blog such as this. 
The make-shift stage being erected.
One of the major objectives of phase 1 of the project, mapping the places of worship in the area.

Paper models of the places of worship.  There's a Masjid, two Gurdwaras and a number of Chinese Temples, some of which are exclusive family affairs.
There are even a couple of churches in the area, but due to the sensitivity of the parishioners they cater to (including guest workers, sex workers, reformed addicts and other 'out-casts' of society) they requested that their privacy be respected. 
Some of the volunteers for the day listening to a briefing by the facilitators.
Some of the children behind the 'street name' portraits.
Artist and model posing for me.

To be continued...

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