S’pore neighbour’s considerate request is a lesson in religious harmony for all S’poreans
Racial harmony day, organised in schools to educate young Singaporeans about the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony, is held on July 21.
Following the recent encouraging episodes of racial and religious harmony (here and here), Shahrizal Salleh’s Facebook post is one more reason why Singapore is celebrating racial harmony on a more regular occurrence.
After beginning the post with praise for his neighbour, the celebrity Chef, who appeared in numerous TV shows, recounted how his neighbour asked for his permission to place an altar in front of her unit.
First, she approached “Chef Bob” politely to ask for permission.
Then she spoke to him in Malay.
“Eh Ah Bob ah!!! Malam ini gua mau sembahyang lu tau? Gua letak balang-balang depan lumah gua. Gua mau bakar balang. Boleh ah?” In English: “Bob, tonight I need to do my prayers. I’m placing an altar infront of my house and burn incense. Can?”
To that, he responded with “She definitely do not need to inform me yet alone ask for my permission to do that but yet she did. I love you lah aunty!!!! 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
We like not only his neighbour’s consideration and mindfulness. but also Salleh’s appreciation of her sentiments.
Read his original post here:
Oh, and this is also the same guy educating the public on the practice of burning incense for Hungry Ghost Festival.
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