Foodie Tengku Nor Azah Tengku Mahmood started Kelate Flying Breakfast to satisfy yearnings for her hometown delights. The food service had an unusual operation: authentic Kelantanese specialities like ayam percik and nasi tumpang special would be flown from Kelantan to the Klang Valley, arriving fresh off the plane at Subang airport.
With the recent flood crisis ravaging Kelantan, Azah has used her knowledge of food delivery and contacts for a different purpose. Instead of delivering food to the Klang Valley, she has co-ordinated efforts to fly supplies back to Kelantan via Firefly, to reach people affected by the floods.
Azah raised donations through regular customers of Kelate Flying Breakfast, and the money was used to buy basic supplies for flood evacuees. Family and close friends have volunteered to help, earning the nickname ‘super volunteers’ as they work to get packages delivered on the ground – especially to people who have not been able to receive any aid.
On social media, the official Kelate Flying Breakfast Facebook page and Twitter account were abuzz with the #SaveEastCoast hashtag, real-time photos and daily postings urging people to donate. There have also been helpful hints for what to donate, so that time and effort isn’t wasted.
Together, the Kelate Flying Breakfast team has delivered approximately5,000kgs of supplies to over 10 flood affected areas in Kelantan. As Kelate Flying Breakfast gets ready to resume business, Azah has created the Revive Kelantan Facebook page that is solely dedicated to flood updates and continuing support for Kelantan.
Sian Marie Low