Sunday, October 14, 2007

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

This year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri fell on Oct. 13, that was yesterday.

And Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri is our Malaysian way of greeting to Muslims on this festive season.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a celebration by Muslims to mark the conclusion of Ramadan, the fasting month.

In Malaysia, it has long been a tradition for Muslims and other races to practise open-house during major festivals for friends and relatives to drop in for well-wishing visits.

This unique culture has fostered the racial harmony which is very much envied by other nations which face racial turmoil.

Yesterday, I took the day off to go on Hari Raya visiting to civil servants, corporate clients and our staff members. All in all, I called on 10 families to convey my well-wishing to them. Our traditional Malaysian warm hospitality was heartily felt.

When I popped in to visit Faridah at Kpg. Bahagia Jaya Teku, she was more than happy to receive me. Faridah was attached to Premier Hotel loyally for a long service. Ambitious as she was, she later chose to cross over to a greener pasture - Courts Mamoth Bhd. She is doing well in Courts as Credit Manager of Sibu Branch.

I took a group photo with Faridah and Awang, her hubby.

The picture shows Faridah giving personal attention to serving foods to visitors.
The hospitality in Malaysian way - treating guests to mouth-watering local foods. Believe me, they are simply yummy!

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