Look what I found at a restaurant in Gadong recently. A gong plastered with a note: If you need assitance, please hit my head. Awww….. In this era of top notch service, a gong will do when your business don’t have enough manpower. I think this gong is a good idea – you don’t have to pay it’s salary, you don’t even have to feed it or think of it’s accomodation. A good maintenance (I hope) will do. [Psssttt! It won’t even talk back or mock you]
Only in Brunei?
A gong is actually part of a Malay musical ensemble. It is one of the main instruments. Gongs are usually made of brass and for Brunei, I know only of the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre who produce gongs. If you may have noticed, most events or functions use the gong as a symbol that the event has been declared opened.