What Does Merdeka Day Mean to You, Malaysia?


To many, Merdeka Day has become just another public holiday or a day to party. To my mind, the Merdeka month is a fitting time to raise patriotism and a sense of loyalty and pride for the country, especially among the younger generation, although often enough, we let that opportunity slip through our hands.

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For as long as I can remember, our Merdeka Day celebrations centered on parades. In Kuala Lumpur, it would be in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, taking advantage of Dataran Merdeka for the field display. And unfortunately, I was either not in town on every Merdeka Day holiday, or I was too busy over something that I missed to witness the parade.

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Due to some political issues that happened in the country for the past few years, things changed. Apparently, Merdeka Day is no more a celebration for Malaysians minus politics and emotions like how it was before.

As a Malaysia citizen, I am longing for a better country and am making use of the slogan ‘1 Malaysia’ where we are really stand together as one. Let’s make every day a Merdeka Day!

Happy 55th Merdeka Day to all Malaysian citizens and last but least, I love you, Malaysia.

written by eva_eva on 2012-08-31 #merdeka-day #1malaysia #lifestyle #independence-day #55th #malaysia #analogue-lifestyle #country #patriotism #lomography

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