Friday, October 23

Mydin Samariang ends Malaysia Day do with a bang


Augustine (back row, sixth right) with the children and their prizes.

KUCHING: The third and final day of Mydin’s Malaysia Day celebration at its Samariang branch was filled with many activities to keep shoppers and their families entertained.

The event was run in collaboration with Cats FM, which had set up its mini outdoor broadcast station next to the hypermarket’s entrance.

Apart from enjoying special sale bargains, some of the shoppers also took their children to enter the Malaysia Day colouring contest – divided into Category A (Age 10 to 12) and B (Age Seven to Nine) – which received 50 entries.

The top four contestants in Category A were Nur Izzafira Qarin Iswandy, Dayang Raizzatitaful Izzah, Mok Siaw Sen and Lim Yue Siew while in Category B, the four best artists were Tiffany Teo, Zoe Ng Chong, Patricia Hikaru and Uzma Amira Zarifah Azhar.

Each took home Mydin cash vouchers and hampers.

No contestant was left empty-handed as there were five consolation prizes for every category as well. Each child who took part received goodie bags.

Meanwhile, the exciting ‘Dapur Antap Bersama Mydin & Adabi’ cooking competition yesterday announced ‘Gegar Antap’ comprising Hamidah Muhammad and Mariana Sirat, ‘Dapur Albab’ (Nuremiliana Roslan and Norhayati Ibrahim) and ‘Letaps-Letops’ (Azzhar Jamaludin and Nadirah Jamaludin) as its top three teams – each taking home Mydin cash vouchers and Adabi products.

‘Iboh Kamboh’ (Noriza Belinda Ariffin and Mordiah Embi) and ‘Elek Ejek’ (Ameerul Aqmal Mohamad Ali and Hajijah Abu Bakar) received the consolation prizes.

The five were among 10 teams coming for the preliminary round on Saturday, where they prepared ‘Ayam Pansuh’ and Fish or Prawn ‘Umai’ – both dishes chosen because of their ‘power to unite the multi-racial and multi-religious folk’.

In yesterday’s final, the participants went all out to prepare their best Laksa Sarawak and Malaysia Day-themed cakes.

All prizes were presented by Mydin Samariang general manager Augustine Bugak.

There was also a blood donation drive run by Borneo Medical Centre at the hypermarket. The volunteers collected 16 pints during the drive, which ran from 10am to 3pm.

Children all focused on completing their masterpieces during the colouring contest.

Team members of ‘Gegar Antap’ garnish their dishes for judging.