Gawai Raya 2018

On the 13th of July 2018, Harwood Timber invited all staff to a special occasion at the Endorsement and Shipping Office. For 2018, it’s extra special as we had double celebration which were Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya Aidilfitri. In Harwood, Hari Gawai and Ramah Tamah Aidilfitri are an annual occasion whereby all staff were invited to gather and celebrate the special day. Regardless of our race and religion everyone was dressed in the traditional Malay Kurung, Baju Melayu and Iban traditional costume. All departments were required to prepare one or two dishes for everyone to share. There were Soto Ayam, Satay, Chicken Curry, Roti Jala, Lamb Stew and other local kuih and dishes.

Each department was also instructed to decorate their stall to win the best stall. The best stall was rewarded with cash money and it was won by Admin Department. This activity has shown that all departments has their own unique skills and great teamwork.

The event was officiated by our General Manager, Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi bin Datuk Abdul Kadir with the presence of our Executive Chairman, YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Hj Bujang B. Mohd Nor.



It began with a doa recital by Encik Yusuf Bin Ali and followed by the opening speech by the General Manager, Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi bin Datuk Abdul Kadir.

Long Service Award was also presented on the day to celebrate Puan Sabariah from Harwood Timber Sematan. She started in Harwood since June 1998 and this year marked her 20 years of service with us. During the celebration, Harwood staff were entertained by a special montage video of all Harwood staff state wide, specially done by the MIS Department and treated to various kind of delicacies afterwards.


Also seen were everyone eating and taking photos with each other throughout the whole occasion. Creating memories, it is hoped that by organizing this event yearly, it will provide the opportunity for everyone to bond and strengthen their relationship among each other.