Spotted this moving item in the NST today:
This is gotong-royong at its best!
Moving home: When most of us move house, we pack our furniture and household items and hire a lorry to take them to the new location. But farmer Abu Hasan Ahmad was so attached to his home, he decided to take the whole house with him when he had to move. “We have lived at the old site for more than 20 years, but now we want to be closer to my mother-in-law to take care of her.” The 56- year-old padi farmer said several village elders got about 150 villagers to help with the “big move“. Besides helping to carry the house half-a-kilometre to the new site, the villagers also took part in a gotong-royong to clear the land at the new location. It took over an hour to move the house. — NST picture by Rahmat Othman