History of new villages in pictures
The main objective of the exhibition, held in conjunction with the 61st anniversary of the new village in Malaysia, is to educate the younger generation about the origins of new villages.
Some of the activities lined up as part of the event are a story-telling session by senior citizens from the new villages, quiz and colouring competition.
The exhibition is organised by the Kampung Tunku assemblyman service centre and new village development and illegal factory task force committee together with the KL and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), Petaling Jaya city councillor Tiew Wan Keng’s office and the Sungai Way Village Security Development Committee.
According to Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San, at least 10 series of the photo exhibition will be held throughout Selangor.
He said most of the photos were contributed by the KLSCAH as well as the villagers from Sg Way.
“The Sg Way villagers witnessed the massive development that took place here including the construction of the Federal Highway.
“The villagers were also the main labour force behind the construction of the highway and Subang airport.
“Sg Way was one of the first areas to be developed in the Petaling district. It was initially surrounded by tin mines and rubber estates,” he said.
Lau encouraged parents to visit the exhibition with their children so that they would know about the history of new villages and appreciate what they had now.