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“Kita anak Malaysia!” Here Are 5 Fun Ideas For You To Celebrate Merdeka & M’sia Day With Loved Ones!


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Merdeka and Malaysia Day have arrived, with our beloved country approaching its golden years with 65 YEARS of independence! Pretty impressive wei!

Instead of just watching the national parade on TV or being nonchalant about it (“More holiday!), why not celebrate Merdeka and the upcoming Malaysia Day for a change? The good news is, there are plenty of fun and easy ways you can do just that! Here are our two sens on how you can rejoice in our nation’s freedom this year!


1. Wear traditional outfits when going out to lepak!

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In place of your usual attire, give your outfit a patriotic flair by dressing up in your respective cultural outfit! After all, Malaysia is one of the most racially diverse yet harmonious countries in the world, so we should show off how united we are, in spite of our differences.


2. Go on a “Malaysia truly Asia” holiday

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The Limestone Valley, Ipoh

Japan? UK? Why travel overseas when we have so many GORGEOUS holiday locales right here? Embark on a hiking trip at Sungai Lembing, try out a longhouse staycation in Borneo, or drive to Pangkor Island for a sunny beachside vacay – the options are limitless! Plus, you can support local tourism and our economy!


3. Try your hands at cooking/making your favourite Malaysian cuisines!

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This would be a great time to ask any relatives who love cooking to teach you heritage dishes, or you can search for YouTube tutorials. We promise that it’ll be an eye-opening experience to discover how your favourite food is made and appreciate them even deeper – some are legit mafan to do wei, so mad respect to the aunties and uncles!


4. Learn about our Malaysian history by visiting historical sites around the country

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Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

If you dozed off during Sejarah classes in high school, not to worry – there are more interesting ways to learn about our nation’s heritage! Learn about the Malay Sultanate’s heritage at the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum, and pay your respects to the departed prisoners of war at Sandakan Memorial Park – knowing more about our history and struggles will surely give us a new perspective on our country.


5. Check out a local bazaar that sells locally-made crafts

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No matter which one you go to, our neighbourhood bazaars are always filled with interesting locally-produced things to shop for! From vintage clothing and accessories to handmade soaps and perfumes, it’s a great way to support local businesses and get to know like-minded people – it’s important to have the Malaysian spirit of sticking together!

If you’re not sure where to go for bazaar shopping, you can’t go wrong with Publika Shopping Gallery, since they’re known for hosting thematic bazaars offering an assortment of handmade crafts and more by local entrepreneurs that locals LOVE shopping for. ? In fact, they recently hosted a Merdeka-themed bazaar, Merdeka! Bazaar, featuring a wide variety of homegrown brands and awesome local goods.

So, be sure to check out Publika’s bazaars for some much-needed retail therapy AND support small local businesses at the same time!


“Pretty good ideas! How else can I celebrate wor?~”

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The Merdeka! Bazaar by Publika is actually part of ‘Inspiring Malaysia’ a National month-themed campaign by UEM Sunrise that pays tribute to the extraordinary folks and communities who continue to inspire Malaysians every day. So patriotic!

UEM Sunrise’s ‘Inspiring Malaysia’ seeks to create inclusive communities through a series of initiatives, including a vox pop-styled video series, music, live art initiative, and limited-time deals for future homeowners!

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Here are even more ways YOU can celebrate Merdeka with ‘Inspiring Malaysia’:


a) Uncover your inner Malaysian spirit with MY Happy Vibes

The ‘MY Happy Vibes’ video series sees UEM Sunrise interviewing a number of Malaysians in their communities, to capture their opinion and aspirations for the country. Expect candid responses that show how surprisingly similar we are than we think, and a deeper insight into what would make Malaysia a more harmonious nation, starting with ourselves. 

Watch the first ‘MY Happy Vibes’ video here and find out if you can relate!


b) Engage with youths for our nation’s future!

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What better way to connect and promote a sense of patriotism with young ones than through songs, kan? This is why the students in UEM Sunrise’s developments, including SK Medini in Johor and SK Kiaramas in KL, joined hands with UEM Sunrise’s CHIEF Happiness Officers for a special mash-up rendition of the timeless “Saya Anak Malaysia x Olele di Kotaraya” anthem!

Check out the heart-warming musical mashup here!


c) Express our love for Malaysia through the power of art 

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Publika Shopping Gallery also hosted a Live Art Painting initiative with award-winning local artist, Aimman Hafizal, to promote Malaysians’ national identity! Participants also got to witness the process of Aimman’s “The Honesty of Unity” artwork, which embodies hope and celebration of Malaysia’s diversity.

Jom check out Aimman’s colourful Merdeka piece at Publika!


d) Special National Month deals worth celebrating!

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Teega Residences

Finally, if you’re on the lookout for your dream home, you can enjoy exclusive deals* on UEM Sunrise’s Signature and Featured properties this National month! With participating UEM Sunrise projects across Klang Valley, Malaysian Vision Valley (Negeri Sembilan), the Southern region (Iskandar Puteri) and more being featured, you’ll undoubtedly find the perfect place in no time!

Some of the limited-time awesome rewards you can enjoy include:

  • Legal fee for loan
  • Loan stamp duty
  • Legal fee & disbursement for SPA (Public Services Commission of Malaysia) all borne by Developer
  • Additional Merdeka limited-time rewards up to RM6,500*
  • Zero wait with Extra Special One-Off Deals on exclusive award-winning move-in-ready properties!

*T&C apply.

These are the developments that are on offer:

  • Central region
    • Allevia Mont’Kiara
    • KAIA Heights Equine
    • Residensi AVA
  • Southern region
    • Estuari Gardens
    • Teega Residences
    • Impiana
  • Forest Heights, Seremban
    • Begonia
    • Broadhill
    • Arden Hill

This Merdeka offer ends on 18 September, so don’t ponder too long! Click here for more info.

Want to ignite your patriotic spirit? Head over to UEM Sunrise’s website and join their cause for a more ‘Inspiring Malaysia’!


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