JALUR GEMI­LANG WITH ECO-TWIST

Clinic staff takes a week to de­sign and pro­duce na­tional flag us­ing re­cy­cled items

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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.

PIC BY MOHD SYAFIQ RIDZUAN AMBAK

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.

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