JALUR GEMILANG WITH ECO-TWIST
Clinic staff takes a week to design and produce national flag using recycled items
DENTISTS and staff of the Bukit Payong Dental Clinic here have chipped in to give their Merdeka celebrations an ecotwist by crafting a huge Malaysian flag using recycled items.
The team worked with 60 egg trays, rags and old newspapers, to make the Jalur Gemilang, which is on display at the staircase leading up to the government clinic.
Dental officer Dr Wan Nazihah Wan Abu Bakar said it took her team about a week to plan, design and produce the creative Jalur Gemilang with minimum cost.
“We are trying to deliver the message of environmental awareness through the use of recycled items in this Merdeka celebration.
“Colour rags in blue and red were used to wrap old newspapers and were also shaped into a ball before we stuffed it into the egg trays. The 3D effect is not bad.
“For the moon and stars, we used coloured adhesive tape to wrap old newspapers and stuff them into the trays.
“We are glad that some of our patients and visitors are using this Jalur Gemilang as their background for their photos,” she said.
Meanwhile, state Health Department director Dr Muhammad Omar said he appreciated the creative efforts of the clinic staff to make the Jalur Gemilang despite their tight schedule.
He said this showed that the department staff always upheld the spirit of nationalism and love for the country.
Dr Wan Nazihah Wan Abu Bakar (left) and her staff used egg trays, rags and old newspapers to make the Jalur Gemilang at the Bukit Payong Dental Clinic in Marang.