Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka!
Are you proud to be a Malaysian?
We sure are.
Every year, in conjunction of the Independence day celebration on the 31th August, it has always been a tradition for our troop to build a monumental gadget in school. Its not just big, but MASSIVE. Not just complicated, but COMPLEX. It represents unity, peace, harmony, and strength. Everything Malaysia stands for. This was a significant project and it had to be perfect so planning was key. Not only because it was for Independence day, but it will also showcase the skill and quality of 73rd Petaling scouts. After weeks of brainstorming and researching for ideas, the Form 5 seniors were able to come down to an agreement with a gadget plan. And the inspiration was the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Drum role please. I now present you, 73rd Petaling's Merdeka Tower of 2011 ..
It took approximately 5 days to complete the Merdeka Gadget, and less than 4 hours to completely demolish it (I was in the brink of tears). The gadget stood about 2.5 stories high and 4 meters wide. Have you ever seen anything so beautiful? Wait just one more!
(i am not allowed to express my unhappiness here but, NO FAIR I AM NOT IN THE PICTURE)
We couldn't have pulled it off without the guidance of the scouters. And I would like to sincerely thank everyone one of the seniors for their co-operation and efforts. Love you guys!