One of the largest badminton tournaments, the PETRONAS Malaysia Open, is currently taking place in Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur! Fellow Malaysians, it’s high time we express our boundless support to the national badminton team so they’re all fired up for the tournament ahead.
‘When we unite our voices, we ignite their spirit’ — being the advocate of unity, PETRONAS urges all Malaysians to rally behind our players through #GemilangkanLagi, their newly launched series on Instagram and TikTok!
1. Get to know our national athletes
#GemilangkanLagi features some of our nation’s top badminton players. In this exciting online series, the shuttlers will read and react to fans’ Tweets, show off their killer moves and more! Before we dive into the fun details, let us unveil the players who are part of the online series!
Chipmunks 🐿: Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik
Need we say more? Paired up in 2017, this men’s doubles pair is no stranger to fellow Malaysians, especially after they brought home gold from the Southeast Asian Games in 2019!
Just last year, the duo unlocked yet another significant achievement by winning the 2022 BWF World Championships, clinching Malaysia’s first-ever world title in the tournament!
Pearthin 💖: Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan
Being part of the national team since 2013, both Pearly and Thinaah are gold medalists from the women’s doubles and the mixed teams categories at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The duo secured their first BWF World Tour title during the Swiss Open back in 2021. A year later, they became the first-ever Malaysian women’s doubles pair to claim the French Open title!
Team Tangan Kuat 💪: Nur Izuddin and Goh Sze Fei
The double shuttlers have been playing alongside each other since 2016—this explains their strong chemistry and solid friendship!
Together, they won a bronze medal at the 2022 Badminton Asia Championships and secured their first BWF World Tour title in the 2022 German Open.
2. Discover their trick skills with TikTok Player Cards
@petronas_official How well do you know our national shuttlers? Check out Pearly, Thinaah & Sze Fei’s moves!🏸🔥 Watch them in action at the PETRONAS Malaysia Open this 10-15 January 2023! #PETRONAS #PassionateAboutProgress #PETRONASMalaysiaOpen2023 #PearlyTan #Thinaah #GohSzeFei #PMO2023 #fyp ♬ original sound – PETRONAS
Wanna know more about our national players? There’s no better way to start than by learning about their signature tricks and more! Did you know that Wooi Yik is super good at backhand smashes, while Sze Fei’s signature move is the net shot?
Not only that, but the players also shared their favourite leisure activities. Other than playing badminton, Aaron Chia also loves playing basketball and listening to music! Eager to know more? Flip the TikTok Player Cards to discover their trick skills and hobbies:
We can never get enough of these killer shots! Can’t wait to watch more fantastic badminton skills? Stay tuned for more Player Cards on PETRONAS’ TikTok account!
3. Watch our national shuttlers read your Tweets!
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Now that the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2023 is happening, don’t be shy to show your support by using the hashtag #GemilangkanLagi! This time, our encouraging words are finally reaching our national heroes.
With the help of #GemilangkanLagi, fans are getting well-deserved recognition and appreciation for sticking by their favourite players through thick and thin! Check out how our national players reacted to your Tweets:
“Team chipmunks and team tangan kuat will meet in the finals!” — Wooi Yik
“Reading the Tweets really boosts our confidence. We hope to become the role model for other women’s doubles pairs out there.”— Pearly Tan
“We’re well prepared for PMO 2023. We will revenge against other men’s doubles teams and ace the tournament!” —Izuddin
As you can see, our words of affirmation can really put a big smile on their faces! Bearing the nation’s hopes and dreams on their shoulders, our national players could definitely use some kind words as pillars of support. Do you have sweet and reassuring messages for our national shuttlers? Use the hashtag #GemilangkanLagi not only on Twitter but also on other social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok!
Our national athletes have worked extraordinarily hard to represent our country, withstanding injuries and challenges before they reach the peak of success. Regardless of their performance at the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2023, let’s show them our neverending appreciation through #GemilangkanLagi!
With the undying support from fellow Malaysians, we believe that our athletes are all fired up for the ongoing tournament and more challenges ahead. For more updates regarding #GemilangkanLagi, follow Petronas on TikTok and Instagram!
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