Sunday, 7 October 2012

Recci Trip to Jenjarom

Mr Murugaiyah Jeevah from Pusat Penjagaan Kana-kanak Terencat Akal, Banting, Selangor called today to update on his side of arrangements.

The center will be officially opened by the VIP, The Lion-Parkson Foundation Chairman, Puan Sri Chelsia Cheng on 4th November 2012.

Our donations are the canteen fiberglass tables and chairs for 120 persons plus kitchen equipment comprising freezer, chiller and stoves.  The above are all scheduled to be delivered to the home by this Thursday, 11th October, 2012.  Mr Murugaiyah is planning for a one night stay at the center to cater to the delivery which he said, also inclusive of other items like bedding and furniture fittings.

I went on a recci trip today with my eldest brother, Lusin Yap, to chart out the route and paid a visit to all the homes that we intended to visit.

We spoke to a few old uncles at the Jenjarom Old Folks Home on arrival.  The caretaker, Mr VJ had just left after preparing lunch for them.  Our casual chatting around had brought much needed information for my preparation work and we left the home with promises and the heart of coming back with as big loads of goodies as possible to fulfil their needs, after listening to some of their plights.

We headed over to Pusat Penjagaan Kana-kanak Terencat Akal, Banting, Selangor with the trusted GPS coordinates set earlier, (Phew....there is no way one will be able to travel in this area without the Gadget...)  Was a +- 10KM drive from Jenjarom Old Folks Home to the next destination.

The place was quiet and serene.  We could only spot a guard stationed at the entrance and the place was quiet and there was basically no activities going on, so we made a U turn heading back to Dong Zen Temple after taken a few shots.

Then we made a stop, for the infamous Bak Kut Teh, located just along the road driving into the temple.  

We sat down and planned out the program for the old folks home. We thought that it will be fun to have a caring and sharing afternoon.  So, we went on ordering packed lunch at a nearby Chicken Rice stall and asked for double rice and added quantity of meats so that the uncles will have a hearty lunch...

Dong Zen temple was our last stop.  Mr Ku, the temple guide waited at the Da Shiong Bao Dien to greet us.

He was a nice chap and took us around and gave us a rundown of what he is going to offer us on that day...

So, allow me to stop here and let us all come together to fill the day with fun, laughter and joy for the needy!

Stay tuned for the updates on Program, Total Donations raised and who are the big hearted brothers & sisters attending this event of the year!

Head towards Kesas Highway exit Banting

First stop at Jenjarom Old Folks Home

Met the uncle named Lau Chen ( In Chinese  ) and he gave us a list of things needed 

Lonely uncle having a quiet lunch all by himself

Two residents had since moved on to the better side of the world. 
May your souls R.I.P uncles 

This uncle told us that he did not have enough money to treat his eyes. He only had RM500 then and how he wished he could have another RM500 to save both of his eyes.   To the rich, the amount is only for one meal at a restaurant, but it means the world for this uncle.

Chicken Rice, Char Siew, Roasted Pork....yummy!

A sacred place to visit...Dong Zen Temple

Talking to the temple's guide, Mr Ku

Handicapped Children Center

Map to our Charity Drive
Point A - Pick up by coach at R&R Awan Besar, Kesas heading towards Shah Alam
Point B - Pusat Penjagaan Kana-kanak Terencat Akal, Banting, Selangor
Point C - Jenjarom Old Folks Home
Point D - Dong Zen Temple

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