Spirited Kuala Pilah, Rasa gurdwaras join Merdeka Day campaign

Kuala Pilah Sikhs holding a Malaysia flag in front of the gurdwara – Photo: Handout

Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan and Rasa in Selangor may have a small Sikh communities but they are not about to be left out of the #MerdekaDayShiningTurban campaign. They are on!

Gurdwara Sahib Kuala Pilah (GSKP), located about 100km from Kuala Lumpur, today filed in a photo of the Sanggat members with a Malaysia flag in front of the gurdwara.

“We want to be part of this national campaign,” said GSKP committee president Surjit Singh Sidhu.

And the Rasa folks are planning a gurdwara gathering on Merdeka Day.

“We have asked all our Sanggat members to wear a turban on that day,” Gurdwara Sahib Rasa committee treasurer Malkith Singh told Asia Samachar.

The on-going Merdeka Day Shining Turban campaign calls on Malaysian Sikhs to don the turban on 31 Aug 2018 as Malaysia celebrates its 61st independence day.

The dynamic company joins Tech Line Group of Companies as the campaign partners.

The campaign has also received wide support from Malaysian-based host of Sikh organisations and gurdwaras (Sikh place of worship). They include Gurdwara Sahib Taiping, Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang, Gurdwara Sahib Putra Heights, Gurdwara Sahib Kuantan, Gurdwara Sahib Seremban and the Malaysian Sikh Education Aid Fund (MSEAF).

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. Tell your family & friend. Grow the party.
  4. On Merdeka Day, just wear a turban wherever you are!
  5. Send a photo to Asia Samachar (Whatsapp +6017-3351399 or Facebook messenger)



Another Malaysian Sikh organisation joins Merdeka Day turban campaign (Asia Samachar, 24 Aug 2018)

Seremban Sikhs to turban power Merdeka Day (Asia Samachar, 22 Aug 2018)

Putra Heights, Kuantan joins Merdeka Day Shining Turban campaign (Asia Samachar, 18 Aug 2018)

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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