10 Malaysian Artists Deck Out Petrol Stations With Murals Based On Popular Peribahasa

"Biar lambat, asal selamat!"

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Have you ever heard of a Go-To-Safety-Point, a.k.a. GTSP?

Introduced back in 2013 by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), GTSP are locations like convenience stores and petrol stations, where the public can seek help when they are in trouble.

For instance, in the case of an emergency like a snatch theft, you can walk into a GTSP to receive first aid, contact the nearest police station, and get in touch with other emergency services.

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The idea of GTSP is to create more safe spots that the rakyat can access and where they can feel secure. Nevertheless, not every Malaysian is aware of this initiative or how it can benefit them.

To help increase the awareness of GTSP among Malaysians, Petron recently launched a safety campaign in collaboration with PDRM.

This resulted in murals painted across 30 Petron stations nationwide!

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In conjunction with Petron's 10th anniversary in Malaysia, the company worked together with 10 local artists from Art Battalion to come up with murals that would embody the message of safety.

What's cool is that each of the murals are based on popular peribahasa, and carry a special meaning through the artwork.

Here's a look at some of the murals and the meanings behind them:

1. Alah bisa, tegal biasa

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Painted by: Mat Izwan, a.k.a Mat Only
Mural location:
 Petron Sungai Besi Toll SB
Peribahasa meaning:
We will find it easier to do difficult tasks if we do it often.

In the case of road safety, motorcyclists and passengers ought to get used to wearing their helmets properly. While it may seem like an extra step at first, you'll get used to it over time, and most importantly, it will protect you and your loved ones.

2. Berat sama dipikul, ringan sama dijinjing

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Painted by: Husna Helmee
Mural location:
Petron, Batu Caves KL
Peribahasa meaning:
To work together through tough and easy times.

Road safety is everyone's responsibilities. Instead of turning a blind eye, we should always be ready to lend a hand to those in need (in situations where it's safe for us to help). Together, we can keep each other safe!

3. Bagai menatang minyak yang penuh

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Painted by: Nadzmi Hassim
Mural location: Petron, ML 3 Jalan Kelang Lama
Peribahasa meaning:
To take care of children with lots of love.

Accidents on the road can be unpredictable. That's why it's crucial to safeguard your little ones by placing them in appropriate child seats. Your children's safety starts with you.

In addition to these murals, Petron also informed the public that their staff are trained to handle emergencies, so customers can have extra peace of mind while fueling at their petrol stations

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At GTSPs like Petron stations, staff have been trained by members of PDRM on how to react to emergency situations, so they are well prepared to handle any incidents that may occur.

Ultimately, customers at Petron can rest assured that they can always come to this safe zone in any moment of need for early assistance.

Curious to find out more? Learn about Petron's GTSP programme through this video below:

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