Over the Merdeka weekend, 38 volunteers comprising friends and staff of Malaysia Tatler as well as those from EPIC, gathered at Kampung Orang Asli, Serendah to build a home for a family as part of our Gen.T initiative.
This marks the 106th home that EPIC has helped build, and the first of two funded by Malaysia Tatler during our Gen.T party this year.
Volunteers included Gavin Li and Yen Goh from The Good Co., John-Son Oei and Jayne Kennedy of EPIC, the Yong sisters, Mei Ling and Mei Fong and more, who worked with the orang asli to get the home up within three days.
Photos: Sunny Phang / Lazarus
Photo 1 of 48 The Generation T builders.
Photo 2 of 48 At the foot of the slope upon which the home was to be built.
Photo 3 of 48 Abang Din and Sabrina Lim having a chat before the build.
Photo 4 of 48 Matthew Leong leading the morning warm-up.
Photo 5 of 48 Yup, we're warming up alright.
Photo 6 of 48 Emma Ma is measuring up.
Photo 7 of 48 Yen Goh painting one of the window frames.
Photo 8 of 48 No playing games with this jig saw.
Photo 9 of 48 Yong Mei Ling flexing her muscle.
Photo 10 of 48 Extra helping hands from the orang asli community.
Photo 11 of 48 At first it was just a piece of bare land.
Photo 12 of 48 Oh, and some steel.
Photo 13 of 48 Jayne Kennedy and John-Son Oei sharing a light moment.
Photo 14 of 48 Denise Chiew and Somesh Pillay take their work seriously...
Photo 15 of 48 Bryan Lim, not so much...
Photo 16 of 48 Ethan Yong, probably laughing at the face Bryan made.
Photo 17 of 48 Linessa Low, making sure things are straight.
Photo 18 of 48 Working hand-in-hand.
Photo 19 of 48 William Sin enjoying the view from above.
Photo 20 of 48 Kim Mun working from up top too.
Photo 21 of 48 Sajid Sulaiman was ever the motivator from below.
Photo 22 of 48 Many hands make light work.
Photo 23 of 48 Gavin Li figuring a way to come down.
Photo 24 of 48 Boom, the structure is up!
Photo 25 of 48 Nasib, a previous home recipient, smiling on the job.
Photo 26 of 48 Master builder E-Lim Tsan ensuring the structure is levelled.
Photo 27 of 48 When the harnesses come on, it means you're climbing up to the roof.
Photo 28 of 48 Kim Mun and William Sin treading carefully.
Photo 29 of 48 Kiren Ravi was one of our youngest builders.
Photo 30 of 48 Bryan Lim and Jeanette Simbat working on the roof.
Photo 31 of 48 Yong Mei Fong, just posing around.
Photo 32 of 48 A gleeful smile from Abang Din
Photo 33 of 48 Somesh Pillay and Yen Goh keeping their heads in the build.
Photo 34 of 48 The interiors taking shape.
Photo 35 of 48 The exteriors too.
Photo 36 of 48 A view from the back of the house.
Photo 37 of 48 The staircase in progress.
Photo 38 of 48 Sometimes we need to build walls.
Photo 39 of 48 Almost there.
Photo 40 of 48 Putting the final touches.
Photo 41 of 48 Abang Din and Kak Senum getting the celebrity treatment as they walk towards their newly built home.
Photo 42 of 48 And the home is okayed by its future tenants.
Photo 43 of 48 The roof team.
Photo 44 of 48 The floor team.
Photo 45 of 48 The wall team.
Photo 46 of 48 The structure team.
Photo 47 of 48 Abang Din delivering his heartfelt speech during the hand over ceremony.
Photo 48 of 48 John-Son Oei takes a selfie with the new homeowners.