Kuala Lumpur, September 8, 2018- Not content with just flag-waving, eight families from Tadika Rumah Si Kecil Pintar (Rskkids) Seksyen 7, Shah Alam celebrates Merdeka Day in their own unique way. Dubbed Merdeka Day Photo Hunt, the inaugural program held at different significant locations in Kuala Lumpur. Preschoolers joined their families to take a photo according to themes together with a simple mission that must be completed in each designated checkpoint.
The half-day programme began at Dataran Merdeka, the first checkpoint followed by River of Life, Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park (KLCC Park) and Sasana Kijang, a museum initiated by Bank Negara Malaysia. The family decked out their best photos for submission to win the best photo.
Tugu Negara, the final checkpoint where the programme ended with the kids who entertained the crowd with the popular patriotic tune Tanggal 31.
Puan Juli Suriani Abd Jalil the founder of Rskkids, who later presented prizes to the winning team, hoped that more family patriotic oriented programme would be held to instill awareness of the Merdeka spirit in children.
“I’d like to see more families joining this programme in the future. These programmes gives good experiences for kids, especially at such a young age. The best way to learn about Malaysia is by experience it by themselves. The program also involved parents and their families. While wandering around in the city of Kuala Lumpur, families can create unique memories with their loved ones” she said.
“It’s a good program for kids, especially when parents are involved,” said Miss Fatin, one of the Teacher at RSKPintar “Si Kecil will have great memories with their families and they will acquire some knowledge about the history of Merdeka and Malaysia while visiting significant locations in Kuala Lumpur” added Miss Fatin.
“This is my first time joining such programme, it is such a good experience for my kids. The fun part was doing it with other families as well ” said Puan Farah, proud mother of Jasmeen and Tasneem.
“I am glad parents enjoyed this programme, I also appreciate their effort to come all the way from Shah Alam to Kuala Lumpur to make our programme a success. We could not have done it if it is not because of their support” said Mr. Rahman, manager of Rskkids.