What would you do if you see two Predators and a Black Panther waving to you from the roadside? It could be a dream come true for some but believe it or not, it actually happened right in front of the Royal Hotel at Penang.
Mohd Nor Hisham Awang Nong, Mohd Wan Hafizi Wan Zakaria and Azhar A. Rahman are known as ‘Adiwira Pulau Pinang’ (Penang Superheroes). They distribute food for free to passers-by.
Passerby 55-year-old Mohd Ali Mohd Sharif said that at first sight he thought it was a roadside festival but after stopping his motorcycle, he realised it was something else.
Speaking to Bernama, Mohd Ali said, “After stopping, I realised that there’s a superhero who wanted to give breakfast for food. Thank you for taking this initiative to help the public that are affected by the pandemic.”
Another road user, 31-year-old user said, “Initiatives like this should be continued because there are many who are affected by the current situation in our country. By giving free breakfast, at least they’d be energised for the day.”
To make this initiative possible, the trio partnered up with the management of the Royal Hotel Penang which is led by their manager, Amran Taib to prepare 400 nasi lemak, 150 bihun and 200 packed iced tea and coffee to give away to the public for free.
Since the hotel is under Malaysia Pulau Pinang’s Hotel Organisation, Amran said his management had asked the state to accelerate the vaccination of the hotel’s employees.
“So far, there are about 4,000 hotel employees under this organisation that have yet to receive the vaccine. The state and Ministry of Health must act fast to prioritise the vaccination process for hotel employees as our job includes facing a lot of people and we do not want to be a risk for our customers,” he said.