Yellow Roses at KOMTAR JBCC Brightening Visitors’


Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards (IMSHA) connects with the community

Kindness is a word that is easily said, stated, and then actually doing it. In this urban and modern world, a lot of things obstruct us to do one simple genuine act of kindness even such as a smile towards a person where our eyes meet or paths that cross, let alone other acts of kindness like lending a helping hand.

Walking around JBCC to find potential kindness extension vessels

Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards (IMSHA) squad went out with baskets full of yellow roses recently at KOMTAR, JBCC with one aim – to start a kind gesture and make them extend the kindness to the next person they have in mind.

According to Sheila Grewal, Development and Partnership of IMSHA, “Yellow roses were chosen for this cause for its universal interpretation of joy, happiness and friendship”. Historically, yellow rose is also associated with the sun, making it an excellent choice to cheer people up while also sending a message of appreciation and love.

A day is made! A couple received a flower – as one soul together

Recipient of the roses were subsequently asked to make someone’s day either by handing out the same rose or with other similar kind gestures so that kindness continue to organically spread that day.

Two of the rose recipients whom are auxiliary police of KOMTAR JBCC, were caught off guard when presented with the roses but were grateful as it brightened their day while on duty.

KOMTAR JBCC Auxiliary Police with their yellow roses

IMSHA is looking into doing more similar gestures and events in the near future to rejuvenate and energise the urban environment.

Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards (IMSHA) is an annual event that’s into its sixth (6) year to spot, recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations who are making a difference in our communities.

Nominations for IMSHA 2019 are open till 31st July 2019, so don’t waste a second and nominate your hero by clicking this link: