Berita dari George Town, Penang: Indian-Muslims celebrate culture (kiriman Pak Syed Ahmad Haidrus)


Syed Ahmad Haidrus astride his classic bicycle with the celebration committee members.

Syed Ahmad Haidrus atau Pak Syed (Mamak Penang) dari Pulau Pinang sempat menghantar berita mengenai basikal/gerek tua dari utara kepada penulis pada 24 Julai 2011 bersempena “Indian-Muslim Culture Celebration” yang telah diadakan pada awal Julai yang lalu. Nama Pak Syed yang sangat terkenal di utara dan di kalangan pejuang dan pencinta basikal tua merupakan salah seorang pejuang sejati yang berjuang bersama beberapa sahabat-sahabatnya iaitu Abg. Hamid dan Uncle Wong, mereka ini sering hadir mengikuti aktiviti dan acara kayuhan yang dianjurkan oleh penulis dan sahabat-sahabat di Melaka dan Johor.

Bagi mereka yang mengenalinya, Pak Syed sangat sinonim dengan gaya dan kelainan berpakaiannya yang beridentitikan “Mamak Penang” sering sahaja berjaya mencuri perhatian lensa kamera dan media jika ada event yang besar. Bukan itu sahaja, beliau bersama sahabatnya sanggup mengembara jauh beratus batu, keluar dari negerinya untuk bersama-sama hadir menyokong setiap aktiviti dan acara besar basikal tua yang diadakan di Malaysia dan seorang yang “pemurah” untuk berkongsikan pengalamannya. Ternyata daya juang dan semangat insan unik ini cukup kental dan bertenaga untuk melihat warisan ini terus dipertahankan kepada generasi muda.

Jutaan terima kasih khas buat Pak Syed kerana sudi berkongsikan pengalaman ini khas buat teman-teman basikal tua seluruh tanahair. Semoga berita dari utara ini memberi petanda baik bahawa basikal tua kini mula bangkit dan mendapat perhatian di mana-mana sahaja. Silakanlah membaca berita yang dikirimkan ini….

Ini dia gaya klasik "Mamak Penang" yang paling asli....

Pak Syed bersama peminat cilik gerek tua...bergambar sebagai bukti gerek tua masih diminati dan dihargai di sana...

Pak Syed bersama-sama sahabatnya masih kental dan bersemangat melestarikan gerek tua di utara...

Semangat 1Malaysia yang dibawa bersama basikal tua membuktikan basikal/gerek tua dapat menyatukan bangsa dan negara...

Indian-Muslims celebrate culture

GEORGE TOWN: Come Thursday, the area surrounding Kapitan Keling Mosque in Lebuh Buckingham will be abuzz with activities, starting with the Indian-Muslim Culture Celebration. The celebration is in conjunction with Penang Heritage Day, which is part of George Town Festival 2011.

The Indian-Muslim Culture Celebration, which will be held for three days from Thursday, has various interesting programmes including the Indian-Muslim Museum Portraits of Penang, Heritage Ride — a bicycle ride within the George Town area with riders in traditional costumes, Heritage Drawing and Colouring Contest For Kids, Longest Non-Stop Teh Tarik and Roti Canai Demonstration, a performance by snake charmer Amjad Khan, Indian-Muslim Culture Show and free tasting of traditional Indian-Muslim food.

“These programmes are meant to promote the development of an Indian-Muslim community and culture, whose heritage, prosperity and wellbeing are important to the cultural diversity of the inner city of George Town,” said Kapitan Keling Mosque management committee chairman Meera Mydin Mastam at the announcement of the celebration.

Also present were George Town Festival 2011 programme director Joe Sidek, festival programme contributor Dr. Ooi Cheng Ghee, Indian-Muslim Culture Celebration 2011 programme coordinator Mohamed Rizwan Abdul Ghafoor Khan and celebration programme assistant-director Mohamed Rizwan Sharbudin.

Meera said the organising committee hoped the celebration would strengthen the role of Indian-Muslim youth as custodian and interpreter of their heritage and historic environment. “The local community and tourists will also gain better knowledge of Indian-Muslim culture and heritage,” he said.

Read more: Indian-Muslims celebrate culture http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/pgmuslim2/Article#ixzz1TTeMBtT2

One Response

  1. Terbaik lah Pak Syed, Bila lagi kita nak buat kayuhan bersama di Pulau Pinang Pula. Antara kelab-kelab. Tentu ramai yang akan pergi. Berkayuh Sambil Melancong

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