A mother beams as her five children play at an outdoor carnival, trying out bumper cars, going on a mini-roller coaster and whirling on a colourful swing ride. Pausing, the giggling riders take selfies with friends from their neighbourhood who are also visiting the fair.

For Ms Siti Nurhafizah, the outing was a rare treat, and also a chance for her family to mingle at leisure with their neighbours.

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