I live in a housing estate in Penang, surrounded by Chinese, Malay and
Indian neighbours. They are friendly people and often invite us to festival
dinners and parties.
Some of my classmates live nearby and we are close friends. We frequently
meet for a chat in the evening or go for a walk, and I enjoy their company.
Sometimes we play badminton or football in the field nearby.
Occasionally, my mother visits the neighbours next door and I go along
with her to look up my friends. It is
good to have neighbours for they can help us if an emergency arises and keep
us company when we are lonely.
Once, when our house was being robbed, the neighbours alerted the police
and the robbery was foiled. Their dogs
always watch out for strangers and guard
the neighbourhood well by scaring away thieves. I am appreciative of my
friendly, helpful and kind neighbours.