Putra Heights, Kuantan joins Merdeka Day Shining Turban campaign

Putra Height gurdwara joins Merdeka Day Shining Turban campaign – Photo: Asia Samachar

Two more gurdwaras have joined the Merdeka Day Shining Turban campaign. Let us welcome on board Gurdwara Sahib Putra Heights and Gurdwara Sahib Kuantan.

Both gurdwaras will encourage their members to don a turban on 31 Aug 2018 as Malaysia celebrates the 61st Merdeka Day (independence day).

Putra Heights gurdwara committee president Jaspal Singh, who does not usually wear a turban, has given his commitment to don a turban on that day.

Gurdwara Sahib Kuantan committee president Dr Dharshan Singh says he will share the message with fellow Sikhs in the Pahang city.

‘This is a great idea. We are happy to join,” Dr Dharshan told Asia Samachar.

The two gurdwaras join Gurdwara Sahib Taiping and Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang to promote the campaign in their localities.

Sikhs have played a prominent and visible role in the making of Malaya, and later, Malaysia. The campaign is to continue that spirit by making the Sikh presence felt by getting the community members to don the turban.

For those who are already wear a turban, make is special. How? Well, think of something. For those who don’t normally wear a turban, all they have to do is to wear a turban on Merdeka Day, wherever they are.

Let us join the #MerdekaDayShiningTurban campaign. Let’s rock the country with the shining turban!


  1. If you run a gurdwara or society, let us know via Whatsapp (+6017-3351399)
  2. If you plan to join, great if you run the hashtag and photo on your Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. #MerdekaDayShiningTurban
  3. On Merdeka Day, just wear a turban wherever you are!



Merdeka Day Shining Turban (Asia Samachar, 1 Aug 2018)

Penang stamp for #MerdekaDayShiningTurban campaign (Asia Samachar, 4 Aug 2018)

Taiping first gurdwara to join #MerdekaDayShiningTurban campaign (Asia Samachar, 3 Aug 2018)


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