Man helping to arrange his neighbour’s altar is the epitome of racial harmony
When Maidin Packer spotted some Malay wedding guests paying their respects as a Chinese funeral passed by, it served as welcomed reminder that our racial harmonies have come a long way since gaining independence.
Two days ago, this peaceful co-existence was reinforced when Muhammad Zahid Mohd Zin took a picture of his brother arranging their neighbour’s altar along a corridor.
Love Thy Neighbour . Our neighbour's altar offerings blown by the wind so my bro pick and arranged them back. We have been neighbours for more than 10 years they have always been so respectful to my mom and late dad . Faith is a conviction of heart that need to be respected while humanity is a shared value that needs to be cherished . #zahidzin #ustazceo
According to him, the offerings on the altar had been blown away by the wind, thereby prompting his brother to pick them up and re-arrange them.
The families have been neighbours for more than a decade, and Zahid reveals that they have always been respectful to his parents too.
If the microcosms of our day-to-day lives are anything to go by, Singapore is truly a society of more than just tolerance.