TV crew breaks fast at Penang gurdwara

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| Penang, Malaysia | 24 June 2016 | Asia Samachar |

RTM crew berbuka puasa (breaking fast) at Penang gurdwara after their filming session. One team member even got the Sikhs to tie him a turban - PHOTO / DALJIT SINGH
RTM crew berbuka puasa (breaking fast) at Penang gurdwara after their filming session. One team member even got the Sikhs to tie him a turban – PHOTO / DALJIT SINGH

A film crew from Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) were busy filming activities at a gurdwara in Penang. Soon, it was getting closer to time for berbuka puasa, or breaking of fast as they say it in Malay.

Some volunteers at the Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang invited them to have a meal at the gurdwara, instead of having to find a spot outside.

“The food is all vegetarian,” one volunteer assured them, as he showed them around.

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The RTM crew agreed. Not long after, they experienced their first ever berbuka puasa in a Sikh place of worship.

“It was the first time for all of them. And I think its the first time we’ve had a TV crew breaking fast at the gurdwara,” one gurdwara official tells Asia Samachar.

The crew were at the gurdwara for a pre-arranged shooting on the Sikh faith.

“When we were reciting the Raheras (evening prayer), they were busy filming. Shortly after, they stood down and went for their breaking of fast. Then they said their prayer at the Guru Ka Langgar hall,” he said.

It was a sporting crew. One of them even asked to wear the turban, or the dastar. “We got a turban and tied it up for him,” said the official.

The gurdwara – located on Jalan Gurdwara, formerly known as Brick Kiln Road, was completed in 1899. It is listed in the Penang heritage list.

RTM crew breaks fast at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang. Menu: Chapati , rice, dhall, vegetable dish, fruits, dates and rose syrup. It ended with Punjabi chaa (tea)
RTM crew breaks fast at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang. Menu: Chapati , rice, dhall, alloo gobi, fruits, dates and rose syrup. It ended with Punjabi chaa (tea)
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