Gotong Royong

Remember the kampung days, where the village rallies together to clear a drain after a flood? Host Fauzie Laily is on a mission to activate this same GOTONG-ROYONG SPIRIT in Singaporeans! Each episode, Fauzie leads a group of residents to accomplish a community project. Let’s see how neighbours unite!  

 

Genre: Info-Education, Reality, People, Culture
Language: Malay
Year: 2018 (Season 1) / 2020 (Season 2)

Duration: 16 Episodes x 30 Minutes
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Show Format: HD

Season 1

Episode 1
Join Fauzie Laily, as he cycles around the heartlands bringing back the kampong spirit! This week, Fauzie heads to Marsiling to help an enthusiastic pioneer generation for sports day! Join them as they relive their old days through sports. Will Fauzie be able to rally them?

Episode 2
This week, Fauzie heads to Jalan Kukoh where the community has taken it upon themselves to give back to their less fortunate neighbours by cooking hot meals for them. Fauzie needs to muster whatever he can get to help them out with their everyday meals. Can he get the others to give back as well? 

Episode 3
Fauzie has a desire to organise a food donation drive to collect dry food such as biscuits and more to those in need. This idea came about when he was digging through his kitchen cabinet and found that most of the food he buys wasn’t fully utilised and at the end, when it reached the expiry date, he has to throw it away. Due to that, Fauzie does some research and found out about The Food Bank Singapore. Based on his intention to know more about this organisation, Fauzie makes a visit to The Food Bank Singapore and meets with Ms Margarita Seah, Chief Food Office.

Episode 4
Fauzie finds out about a group of Pasir Ris heartlanders looking for some good to do and Fauzie knows exactly what they can do for an old folks home. As he rallies them to help out with an exciting family day celebrations with music, will he be able to hold a tune or would the family day fall flat?

Episode 5
Fauzie and the Henderson neighbourhood pay tribute to a group of ladies who work 24 hours a day and multi-task 30 things at a time- the mothers of Henderson! The young people of the neighbourhood organise a night to salute their mothers.

Episode 6
Fauzie and Telok Blangah residents turn into repair superheroes. Going door-to-door they collect faulty items to fix that every home has never got around to repairing. Improving their neighbours everyday lives, they soon discover their hidden stories too.

Episode 7
Tampines unites to collect Hari Raya apparel for those in need. Fauzie zips through Tampines on his Vespa with other local bike riders, barging into shops, and persuading others to part with goods for the less fortunate. The spirit of Hari Raya also comes early for one Tampines family, as Fauzie gives them a surprise.

Episode 8
Fauzie and Punggol resident’s express appreciation to a group of migrant workers whose diligence keep Singapore running like clockwork. They organise Share Something Day, an extravaganza featuring a quirky Qigong session, a boisterous Bengali game, a round of football and a pop-up barber booth! The residents and migrant workers establish a bond through the festivities.

Season 2

Episode 1
Fauzie meets up with the members of Muslims With Muscles, a group of fitness enthusiasts whose goal is to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle whilst keeping true to one’s identity. They are keen to host a sports day event for the students of MIJ hub, a special needs institution of learning. However, they lack the experience in training children with special needs. Bringing along the coaches from the Eastern Rebels Rugby group, will the team be able to carry out their plans of organizing a sports day for the students? What difficulties will they face in this episode of Gotong Royong?

Episode 2
Fauzie visits Babes, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping pregnant teens with support and assistance, and learns that they require assistance in obtaining supplies for their beneficiaries. Fauzie, along with the members of Abam Abam Trailers, a group of trailer enthusiasts and drivers bent on helping society, attempt to find the resources required by Babes. On the other hand, Crazycat is a platform aimed at empowering normal, everyday women and sharing their experiences with others. They host sessions known as “Crazycat gets cozy” to help women hold insightful and sensitive conversations without the fear of getting rejected. Crazycat aims to hold one of these sessions for the teens from Babes to help them overcome their fears and pre-conceived notions of rejection. In this two-pronged effort by both organizations, will Babes get the support they require?

Episode 3
Fauzie pops by Sengkang to pay a visit to Janet and Derek, the founders of Food Rescue SG, to learn how the couple is attempting to reduce food wastage and save the environment by redistributing food to needy members of the community. In another part of Singapore, Fahmy and Erliana, founders of FIN Crafted Goods, recycle old pieces of clothing to reduce the amount of wastage produced. Lastly, Fauzie bands together Nativerun and The Kachinos, two different fitness groups, to help the Waterways Watch Society in cleaning up the waterways of Kallang. In this environment special, follow Fauzie as he takes a peek at the efforts of ordinary Singaporeans in preserving the environment.

Episode 4
Fauzie meets up with Hardcore Surfcasters SG, a fishing enthusiast group. With the need for new and young members to spread their love of fishing to, they turn to Fauzie to try and recruit the youth into their group. On the other hand, Beyond Social Services is an organization dedicated to helping children from needy families. Fauzie, having been tipped off by a follower on Instagram, heads to Beyond Social Services to find more fishing enthusiasts to join the surfcasters in their weekly activities. Adam Kosnan, the organization’s founder, comes up with a plan to use the fish captured to help provide meals for needy families in his area. With the help of Gary Sim, the owner of Gary’s tackle, the group acquires the items they need for the fishing trip and goes on to learn more about the hobby of fishing. Will they get enough fish to help provide food for all the families?

Episode 5
Fauzie stumbles upon Omar and Farid Alattas, members of the Arab Network @ Singapore, whilst ordering tea from a café. Upon learning of their intention to hold a mass cooking session to help an organization in need, Fauzie is tasked with searching for beneficiaries that could benefit from their efforts. Fauzie, after much searching, finds out that Ain Society, an organization that supports children and parents with cancer, requires stationery items to help their children attend school. They come up with a plan to exchange the food cooked by the Arab network for stationery bundles. Will Fauzie and the Arab network be able to barter enough goods for the children?

Episode 6
Helping migrant workers in Singapore has long been an interest of Fauzie’s. As such, Fauzie takes it upon himself in this episode to help out CMSC, a coalition dedicated to providing support for migrant workers. Fauzie visits a dormitory and, upon realizing that the workers are unable to leave their dorms, comes up with an initiative to provide the workers with packages containing essential items. With the assistance of Zan’s treat, Neu Entity, Pacquetz and the bakers from the Kek Champion contest, Fauzie organizes a bake sale to obtain the goods needed for the foreign workers. Will he be able to sell enough goods and provide the workers with the goods they require?

Episode 7
Fauzie visits IRB Law, a firm that is interested in partaking in charity work. Knowing that they are passionate about helping the community, Fauzie gets in touch with the Children’s Wishing Well, an organization that is dedicated to helping children from low income families by providing them with a holistic education. Fauzie and his team gets together to plan a shopping and cooking programme for the children to help them understand the importance of nutrition and a well-balanced diet with the help of Shaun Lee, a culinary teacher who is experienced in working with young children, and Seniman FC, a football team of artists and musicians, helping to deliver the food to needy families.

Episode 8
Fauzie explores the impact of the pandemic on the use of technology, and its effect on society. Stopping by to take a look at a Kampung Kakis class, Fauzie observes how members of the community are volunteering to help educate the elderly on the use of smartphone technology. Finding out that not only the elderly are struggling with the rapid developments in technology but children as well, Fauzie takes it upon himself to become a Kampung Kaki Volunteer and visit two families in need of help. With the assistance of Engineering Good, an organization that specializes in empowering disadvantaged Singaporeans through the use of technology, how will Fauzie help them and in doing so, spread the spirit of Gotong-Royong?