KUALA LUMPUR – Over 5,400 servings of steaming hot bubur lambuk were distributed to passersby and motorists at Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru. It has been a tradition for breaking of fast to have bubur lambuk for most Muslim. The best and original bubur lambuk is famously linked to Kampung Baru.
Today, 30 pots of the traditional savory porridge rich with various herbs and spices were prepared by the mosque courtesy of Klang Valley and Selangor Petron service station dealers. Joining hands with 140 Petron service station dealers, the mosque successfully prepared and packed their famous bubur lambuk packets.
“We are very happy to share our small contributions to promote kindness and spread goodwill today, especially in the holy month of Ramadan. Through this initiative, Petron dealers are given the opportunity to give back to the multi-racial community. On top of that, this gives a special experience for the dealers. We hope that we can continue this initiative again in the years to come with Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru which is synonymous with this bubur lambuk tradition,” said Petron Station Jalan Datuk Keramat dealer Saiful Bahri Mohd Marzuki, representing the group in this initiative.
Petron stations’ volunteers gathered at the compound of the mosque in the early morning to help prepare, pack and give away the bubur lambuk. Shaliza Mohd Sidek, Petron Malaysia Retail Sales Manager was also present in support of the dealers’ program. Distributions were held to passersby within the mosque’s compound. Some of the packs were even given out at selected Petron service stations nearby.
The preparations to make the famous bubur lambuk began right after Subuh prayers at the compound of the mosque. Through the donation of fifteen 14kg Petron Gasul LPG cylinders, aprons and caps for the mosque’s usage in preparing the bubur lambuk, the dish was ready to be packed and distributed. Dealers then queued at the side entrance of the mosque to distribute the bubur lambuk pack consisting a bottle of mineral water, tissue box, courtesy from Petron. Within a few minutes of bubur lambuk distribution after Asar prayer to the public, everything was wiped out.
The distribution of Kampung Baru’s famous bubur lambuk during the month of Ramadan is a continuous initiative from Petron stations’ dealers. This year marks the 5th year of collaboration between Petron station dealers and Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru. Starting with a humble beginning back in 2015 with only 10 pots, the group has now increased the number of pots to 30 pots. 140 Petron stations’ dealers were involved in this year’s program.
“The bubur lambuk is not just for breaking fast, it is for everyone and anyone who wishes to enjoy the famous porridge. We wish to share the happiness and the delicious delicacy with everyone here. We wish to keep the spirit of giving alive especially during Ramadan,” added Saiful as he handed out the porridge to passersby.