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A group of teachers and students brightly dressed in traditional Malay costumes, welcomed students and parents with traditional Malay greeting custom. [Photograph by Julie Yen Yu Chu]

Hari Raya Aidilfitri. which fell on June 25, 2017, is an important festival celebrated by the Muslims. A month prior to this festival is Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for one month. With Malaysia being a multi-racial and multi-cultural country, Da Ai Kindergarten in Malacca specially held a series of celebrations and activities during the month for the children to get to know the culture and traditions of Muslims.

Leo Choo Thong has been participating in recycling activities for about seven years. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

Leo Choo Thong has some items, like old 1998 newspapers, used envelopes, and so on, well kept in his transparent plastic folders. These ordinary-looking items are his treasures as they carry with them meaningful memories of his life. He had sailed through tough and rough tides, and now, he is leading a new life participating in charitable activities.

Moo Swee Fong (right), Lee Fook Lin (left) and Dao Siew Gaik are volunteers of the same group sewing quilts for the “A Quilt for a Lotus” project for the Tzu Chi International School. [Photograph by Lim Kar Guan]

“I am just a tailor and I know nothing other than sewing. What can I do for the Tzu Chi International School fundraising?” Volunteer Moo Swee Fong thought over it and decided that the best she could do to help is by sewing quilts for charity sale. Hopefully, love will evoke and bloom on the school grounds like flowers on the quilts.

Volunteer Tai Ee Moi (left) passing a receipt for donation of RM30,000 to Granny Leong Ah Chan (middle). Granny Leong happily received it and is grateful for having the chance to do something for the next generation of children. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

A donation receipt for RM30,000 represented Granny Leong Ah Chan’s entire savings over the past 40-plus years. The donated sum is a result of the blood, sweat and tears of her labour throughout her life and is also proof of her loving heart. This receipt has now become the most valuable item in her possession.

Ah Lay (middle) and Soe Ko (left) from Myanmar raised funds for the building of Tzu Chi International School from their countrymen. Whenever someone made a donation, Ah Lay would make a record in his booklet. [Photograph by Tan Kim Hion]

As night fell, Ah Lay Leme and Soe Ko from Myanmar walked through the streets in downtown to raise funds from people they met, including staff at foot massage centres, hotels or restaurants. Regardless of how much money they could raise, they felt extremely happy so long as the person they approached was willing to contribute his/her love.


The sprouting potted plant is full of volunteer Leow Mee Huwa’s love and well wishes for the Tzu Chi International School. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

The pots of lush green plants were cultivated with abundant love from volunteer Leow Mee Huwa. She sowed each seed with well wishes for the Tzu Chi International School to be completed soon, to produce young generations with humanistic qualities.

Kee family started to hold charity sale of vegetarian fish porridge to spread love and kindness since 2013. Picture shows a loyal customer, Wong Siew Chin, arriving at the venue for a take-away and making a donation of RM500. [Photograph by Alex Tan Ah Lek]

The bowls of steaming hot porridge contained the love of the Kee family. Their thoughtfulness in organizing the charity sale has received loyal support from customers, thereby spreading the spirit of love and kindness further and wider.

Each and every rose apple is the result of Angeline’s painstaking care, which also carries with it her well wishes. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Volunteer Angeline Ong makes good use of her leisure time for the charity sale of rose apples and madeleines, with the hope that Tzu Chi International School could be completed soon, to instill Tzu Chi’s humanistic values in the students and nurture them to become virtuous individuals who will foster peace in society.

Chong Yung Key, who visited the Likas Cheshire Home for the first time, served the residents with a sincere heart. [Photograph by Ng Wei Kiat]

Tzu Ching members from Kota Kinabalu visited the Likas Cheshire Home on March 5, 2017, to help the residents with clean-up, and bring them love and joy.

Chan Ah Moi’s wish to donate her home for charity has finally been fulfilled on January 23, 2017,  with lawyer, Pang Siew Fian and volunteer Yeo Chu Way (1st right)  and other volunteers as witnesses. [Photograph by Choon Kian Ming]

In March 2014, Chan Ah Moi was placed in a nursing home by her relatives following a serious illness. This made her realize the impermanent nature of life, and she began thinking about the rest of her life.

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