25 Aug Water For Life: Kampung Jongok Batu

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Over 150 families that live in Kampung Jongok Batu and Kampung Belimbing in Dungun, Terengganu suffer from lack of clean water supply. They used to depend on the water that came from a nearby dam, however it failed to channel water efficiently as the pipes connected to it was damaged. It is evidently clear that water is one of the prime elements responsible for life on earth with two thirds of the earth’s surface covered by water and the human body consisting of 75 percent of it. Water circulates through the land just as it does through the human body, transporting, dissolving, and replenishing nutrients and organic matter, while carrying away waste material. An average adult body contains 42 litres of water and with just a small loss of 2.7 litres he or she can suffer from dehydration, displaying symptoms of irritability, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, weakness, headaches and consequently reach a state of pathology. This just shows how important water is to a human being.

 

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PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) volunteers worked together along with Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and the villagers to restore the water infrastructure and install 200-gallon water tanks in 35 homes in Kampung Jongok Batu and Kampung Belimbing.

 

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We arrived at Bandar Al Muktafi Billah Shah to have our lunch before we checked in to a hotel and rest for the day. Our activities started early the following day. We were deep inside the forest by 9am, and we were split into 2 groups. You can choose to stay around the village area or go uphill to clean the dam.  I chose the latter.

Those that stayed back participated in a half-day long engagement programme with 55 pupils from SK Kampung Jongok Batu and SK Kampung Syukur – where the PETRONAS Young Professionals Club provided school bags and accessories to the pupils. The hike up took a while but as soon as we reach the top, the view was breathtaking and I was filled with adrenaline rush. I also managed to suck in a lot of oxygen, more than what my body needed because getting fresh air in the city is nearly impossible! Basically the volunteers cleaned the existing water dam, and cleared out most of the leaves and branches from falling trees.

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We used shovels to dig deep into the dam to remove the sand, it wasn’t easy but with everyone working together, we managed to dig up all of the rocks, sand and leaves from the dam. To ensure that the water tanks would be installed properly, to bring cleaner water to the villagers. I loved the atmosphere; everybody was getting down and dirty for this. Everybody became one entity; nobody was more or less than the other. Overall, this was another good experience and I’m glad I could give back to the society and make a difference.

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To find out more about PETRONAS’ CSR activities, you can follow @PETRONASBrands on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or download the PETRONAS Pitstop App on App store for iOS and Play store for Android. You can visit their website at www.mymesra.com.my! 

52 Comments
  • Alia Kamalia
    Posted at 04:46h, 30 August Reply

    also i would love to join this volunteer ever since you joined the last volunteering with petronas , its kinda sad knowig that theres still people didnt get clean water , so this volunteering program is very good

  • Aisya Munirah A. Rahim
    Posted at 04:51h, 30 August Reply

    Hi Faa! I would love to join this program as well!

  • Aizzah Azman
    Posted at 04:55h, 30 August Reply

    Of course I would love join this type of activity. Give back to the community and helping people that need to be helped. By doing this, we will appreciate more what we have and be more grateful for the things that have been provided for us since we were young. Not everyone get what they want and not everyone have what the need.

  • Zareen Sofia Zaharuddin
    Posted at 04:58h, 30 August Reply

    Ahh this is really fun! Volunteering and at the same time enjoying the fresh airrr. I would love to join this pleasee.

  • Nurul Filzah Ab. Malik
    Posted at 05:14h, 30 August Reply

    I love you faa 😍💖

  • Nurul Filzah Ab. Malik
    Posted at 05:18h, 30 August Reply

    Hi faa i would love to join this activity. Please ajak me next time? Haha xoxo 😍😍

  • Naj
    Posted at 05:31h, 30 August Reply

    Hi faa, I would to love to go to this kind of charity work and maybe I will also recommend this charity work also in my university this coming new semester, because not just we can clean up the water & provide the cleaner water supply to them, We can learn a lot of things from doing this, I go before to a lot of charity event like this in my university, example I go to Selangor to clean and plant more mangrove swamp as its provide oxygen not just people surrounded but also to Malaysia and world. I think generation like us should realise how important is it to help our earth for us to live more better and healthier place. Thank you faa to keep the awareness to the young generation how important it is to help people & to keep world a better place ! <3

  • Atiqah
    Posted at 05:40h, 30 August Reply

    Hi kak Faa i would like to join this wonderful programme toooooo ;)))))))

  • Nurhusna Mashuda Binti Mohd Zaimi
    Posted at 05:44h, 30 August Reply

    Wow, u still got time for these? As i know u’re too busy with works, events & “bae” but we have no idea u did charity works as well without showing off pula tu. That’s why I admired u very much & my boyfriend told me our voice almost the same 😂 Love you, faa 💕

  • diyanaazehar
    Posted at 06:11h, 30 August Reply

    hi faa,
    btw thanks sbb kongsikan pengalaman u sbb kalau u x kongsikan smua ini msti kitaorg termsok sy sndiri tidak akn thu tentangnya. dengan adnya u bru kitaorg tahu dan menyedarinya. thumbsup for u faa!

  • IzzaQstna
    Posted at 06:27h, 30 August Reply

    Hello!

    Read your blog post and if I have the time, I would love to participate in this type of voluntary work. It’s totally a win-win situation as I get to help cleaning the mother nature and as you said, breathing the fresh air; away from the city.
    Besides, there’s no harm done as this is also an opportunity to get to know a new clique!

  • Nurazlin Azmin
    Posted at 06:33h, 30 August Reply

    Dear Faa, what you did here is amazing. You created the right awareness at the right time and that surely requires a lot of effort but you did it! Hands down for you. I’d like to join now, thanks to you! 😉

  • Diyana Zakaria
    Posted at 06:57h, 30 August Reply

    Of course nak join! Sebab sangat menarik & boleh sama sama menjaga alam sekitar. Kalau bukan kita, siapa lagi❤️

  • Aisya Ariffa Julani
    Posted at 07:11h, 30 August Reply

    Wow i would love to join the team next time 😊

  • NURATIQAH BT AZMI
    Posted at 07:12h, 30 August Reply

    Seems like an awesome thing to do. Besides helping, you’ll hike which is beneficial to your body while engaging with people thats good for yourself. For sure gonna get the app so that I’m gonna join in the future

  • NURATIQAH BT AZMI
    Posted at 07:15h, 30 August Reply

    Seems like an awesome activity to do. Engaging with new people and hiking both are beneficial to your body and soul. So gonna get the app so that I can join the program in the future

  • Ain
    Posted at 07:18h, 30 August Reply

    hii kak Faa ❤️ bestnya! i want to join tht program but. im still a student and wondering if my parents not giv me a permission to join the program plus i am the only children they hav,so it might not easy for me to join this program. but im so so so so interesting with this Petronas program ☹️ so kak Faa, would u giv me some advice to persuade my parents? and yaa. i hope so to win the giveaway because i really really love the colour of the lipstick❤️ much love kak Faa 😘💯💕

  • Nabilah
    Posted at 07:19h, 30 August Reply

    Hi! I came here from your snapchat, just to get my eyes opened by this post! That was such a noble thing, what you guys were doing. And yes, million times of yes, I would definitely love to join this kind of activities when I have the opportunity. It’s unfair that there are people who hardly get clean water supply while we – living not very far from these people – have probably been using water to the point of wasting it, but you guys are making the world a better place with what you were doing. So thank you! 😀

  • Najiha Fauzi
    Posted at 07:39h, 30 August Reply

    Looks fun and inspiring! How do you join this? I would love to take part in this kind of activity 😍

  • Faatink
    Posted at 07:55h, 30 August Reply

    Really love ur skinny pants there, btw it’s true that water is so important yet we keep wasting it wout realize.

  • Jazmina Khairuddin
    Posted at 08:18h, 30 August Reply

    My respect goes for teams that helped, and the villagers that suffered from having to tolerate with what they have in order to survive. I almost cried reading this as it really did made me think deeper about those who are suffering. As a human being like them as well… and having a lot more than what they have right now, I’m would like to offer a hand & is interested to join programs like this.

    Thank you Faa for your time to write this post. <3 appreciate your all your effort!

  • Nurul Nadiah
    Posted at 08:56h, 30 August Reply

    Would love to participate in such an AWESOME and helpful activities! I am in love with the nature 😍 😍 😍 Make me miss hiking up the waterfall in Indonesia Back in 2012~

  • Liyanabatrisyaa
    Posted at 09:09h, 30 August Reply

    Very interesting

  • Norakmar binti Fahmi
    Posted at 09:17h, 30 August Reply

    Hii faafirds, still looking ever-so georgous even in the woods! 😍 With all the haze and gloom going on, we need some light moments to bring on the smiles (just like what you did for the ppl living there!!💕). I couldn’t agree more with you, we can only breath clean air outside of the hectic kl city. I really love the idea of giving back to the community, as I have join dapurjalanankl’s activity several times by feeding the poor and those in need around kl city. It gives me this satisfying feelings that i could not explain in words. Therefore, yes. I would really love to join and volunteer in any upcoming event hosted by the PDB volunteers or even MNS. And faa, you’ve always been so inspiring! I hope i could meet you one day 💖💖💖 Keep on spreading love 😍✨

  • Raudah Nor
    Posted at 09:27h, 30 August Reply

    Looooooove being in touch with nature! The programme is so beneficial for both humankind and nature itself. I would love to participate if I have the chance to!

  • Nor Eryani
    Posted at 10:40h, 30 August Reply

    In love with your blogg 😍

  • Iqaa Laa
    Posted at 10:47h, 30 August Reply

    Hi kaa faa! It’s me again iqaa lee 🙈🙈 if i get a chance to join this volunteer, i would like to do so with my partner. Because we love to do volunteer work&explore new things too! Hehew.
    Love you kak faa ,stay safe&happy❤

  • Iqaa Lee
    Posted at 10:49h, 30 August Reply

    Hahaha supose to be Iqaa Lee haha ter’typo became Iqaa Laa 😂 sorry

  • shahira amri
    Posted at 11:02h, 30 August Reply

    Faa, thanks to you and Petronas to finally help these people. It is very kind of you to also participate in this kind of charity programme. Previously I had run some charity programmes but those were targeted to orphans, unfortunate children and children poor in education. I will be very happy if I am given an opportunity to join this kind of event, with different target of group. Btw your snapchat brought me here. Love you, Faa 🙂 – by shahiraaliaaa

  • Ezurin Farisha
    Posted at 11:07h, 30 August Reply

    Wow such a good experience faa 😍! Love reading yr blog! I wish I could be there to feel the fresh environment away from the town tho! I never did this before and you show me how this activity works. I hope i could be in a volunteer team like you. xoxo😛😘 all the way from yr sc hahahaha #snapchatfam

  • Marina Nizam
    Posted at 11:18h, 30 August Reply

    Yes! I would like to join that kind of activity since i love nature and i’ve never had the chance to do a charity job!

  • Aishah sha
    Posted at 11:30h, 30 August Reply

    Wowww so nice!! Bestnyaa kalau dpt join kan!! Would love to join this!!! Ahh so prettyyy! Love nature so much!

  • Husnul Izzati
    Posted at 11:37h, 30 August Reply

    Hello faa! I would like to join this programe as well bcs I think I can help them too! Hehe

  • Dnaazmi
    Posted at 12:20h, 30 August Reply

    Hi Faa, I would LOVE to join this kind of CSR activity as it is very important for us to help each other and spread the news of how water really important in our daily life.Anyway, I’m just trying my luck here *crossing finger*. Really hope i can win this giveaway as my birthday present hehe

  • Nur Athirah
    Posted at 12:37h, 30 August Reply

    Hiii faaa. Its good to know that you have a blog.

    Regards.

  • Nurin adlina
    Posted at 12:47h, 30 August Reply

    I would like to join your giveaway!! ☺️😉

  • Afiqahhjohari
    Posted at 12:49h, 30 August Reply

    Hi Faafirds. To me, i would love to participate as a volunteer in the events to help people and the villagers. i have my own experience in doing this kind of activities in Pantai Penyabung, Mersing as volunteer to clean up the beach. Moveover, it was fun and memorable experience that I ever had because I can meet new people and help people to stay alert and awareness about the environment 😊

  • syarifah nur hanisah
    Posted at 13:19h, 30 August Reply

    this is really a good programme and it seems there’s a lot can be learn from this programme. I wish to be part of the team.

  • Nur atiqah binti mohd taib
    Posted at 14:43h, 30 August Reply

    I would like to join this program as it will give me the inspiration and would do something good in my life by helping other people in need!!😍

  • Nurulnabilah Abdul Aziz
    Posted at 15:43h, 30 August Reply

    I would like to join the giveaway! Pick me! 😍

  • Noreazira Daud
    Posted at 16:56h, 30 August Reply

    Hi Faa. I never know despite of your busy life, you really did something to the world. I am just an ordinary girl, but I realized I did nothing good for the world. This personally give me such an inspiration for me bcs, kalau you yang selalu pergi event, a busy working woman, Youtubers, Blogger and you still have time to help people and kenapa I tak boleh? I really want to join a charity kind of event after this bcs of you!! You inspired me so much! Much love from your Youtubers subscriber, Instagram/Snapchat follower <3

  • nurul nasyitah hamzah
    Posted at 17:05h, 30 August Reply

    first of all, im really thankful that my area has a clean water to consume.
    im really glad that there’s a people out there willing to help each other and make Malaysia a better place to live.
    I really wanted to join Charity/ helping community but i couldnt find any near my place, Penang/ Sabah. If you know any, please do tell me k, Faa.
    So, what does KAMPUNG JONGOK BATU looks like now? is it better? how’s the water now? any improvement?
    Please let me know. thanks.

  • Amirawhb
    Posted at 17:18h, 30 August Reply

    hello faa! My first csr event was feed the homeless during ramadhan at masjid jamek and it was fun yet saddening seeing people who suffered to get food. Seeing you and petronas team doing this event twice left me happiness! I’d love to join if i have the chance!

  • Alyaa Sofian
    Posted at 17:47h, 30 August Reply

    Yes for sure I would like to join this activity as well one day. Cant join it this year as im now doing my foundation year and my daily schedule is full. I got class everyday 8-6 and usually in the weekend I will have extra classes need to be attended.

  • AIMI NADIA AZIMI
    Posted at 01:46h, 31 August Reply

    Yes i would join it!!!!!

  • Aisah Halim
    Posted at 03:59h, 31 August Reply

    Have always keen to volunteer myself to help the community. Definitely will pick lending my hands to others over receiving a help. As i believe that there are more unfortunate ones who deserve it better than i do. Whatever it is, it’s all for a good cost. I’m not implying that i don’t ask for help when i need one. If it’s beyond my capabilities, i definitely will. I would love to travel outside Singapore and try out other volunteering bodies to help those in need. At times we need to go out of our comfort zone and be grateful with the blessings that Allah have gave us by helping others.

  • Munira Muhamad
    Posted at 04:21h, 31 August Reply

    Despite being busy with continuous fashion events and what not’s, it’s amazing to know that you still have time to juggle all things else – including this CSR trip to give back to the people in need. You truly are one inspirational lady Faa. A beauty with brains. We need more of you in the society! You’ve been an inspiration for myself to do better every single time. And what silly question is that, just like all others, I’d definitely love to join up this great cause too ❤️

  • Aneesa Ismail
    Posted at 04:25h, 31 August Reply

    Hello Faa. To answer your enquiry, I’d definitely like to join this “Water For Life Campaign” organized by Petronas! One of the major reasons is because it helps to spread awareness. Being born in a modernized era, we are often apathetic about the fact that there are people living below our echelon. With this kind of program being held, we can at least notify the people out there about some of the biggest crisis that are happening in our world today. For instance, thanks to you, we are now notified about the water crisis in Kg Jongok Batu. I’m pretty sure the more people join this program, the more awareness will be spread. And the more awareness spread, the more initiatives are going to be worked on by our society. Besides that, I believe joining this program will nurture the sense of gratefulness in myself as I’ll start to realize that I have so many things to be grateful about, having clean water supply for instance. Lastly, I do hope Petronas would held such program again & more social media influencers like you would take part to help spread the awareness, because you gotta admit, social media is very effective in delivering messages these days!

  • Munierah Zulkifli
    Posted at 05:07h, 31 August Reply

    Hi faa i am not a nature and adventurous person but regardless of that, i still think it’s a good initiative from the petronas team to give back to the people. A lot more teenagers would enjoy this activity if it is publicized well and i think as a social media influencer, you have contributed so much just by promoting this program. frankly speaking, i like joining csr but a kind of different one. not the one which involves sun exposure since my skin is very sensitive. maybe in a way of educating children or people at the villages. that is kind of my thing since i love kids, the disabled and old people. so that’s my opinion!

  • NOOR ALYA NADHIRA BT ROSELI
    Posted at 05:56h, 31 August Reply

    Hi faa.. You really inspired people out there especially me!!! Wahh, to do this kind of volunteer one will need a lot of effort and sincere. And guess what. Snapchat brought me here to join the giveaway but your blog was filled with many good stories. Beautiful blog filled with beautiful peoples. I think im gonna be your hardcore follower not only in the youtube, instagram and snapchat. Hehe. Im gonna stalking you more now. And this blog make me feel kinda closer to you. Seriously wanna meet you faa. Please make a fan-greet meeting.Haha. #seriousguafanatic.andkindaoverpfffttt. Hahahaha

  • Kamalin mastura
    Posted at 00:58h, 01 September Reply

    Hai kak faa! If i have a chance i would love to join this programme. Thank you for sharing your experiences it means a lot to me who never had a chance to do that. I love you kak faa, you’re my inspiration and will always br ❤️ Much love!

  • syaira rahimi
    Posted at 08:20h, 01 September Reply

    Heyyyyyyyy I’m here for the giveaway! hehe #Honestyisthebestpolicy 😛 Loveyou xx

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