Celebrate Malaysia Merdeka Day Rumble


‘Merdeka’ means Independence in Malay! It’s the Independent Day of Malaya on 31st August 1957. The establishment of Malaysia fell on 16th September 1963 when Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak joined Malaya to form Malaysia.

Photos by johann_affendy

Years after a few decades, we, Malaysians, still celebrate the Independent Day and the Malaysia Day with full joys and spirits. Tons of celebration and events are ongoing in the schools, cities, and ‘kampung’ (village in Malay!) in the months of August and September, which are known as the patriotic months.

Lomography Malaysia would like to invite the whole Lomography community to join the fun of Malaysians too! All you need to do is to submit shots of objects with the color combination of red, white, yellow and blue, these are the colors of Malaysian flag “Jalur Gemilang”! Which means, you don’t have to be a Malaysian or be in Malaysia to take part of this!

Well, of course Malaysians, you are encouraged to submit shots that showcase the ongoing celebrations and colorful street deco, so everyone else in the community could share the joy!

The most creative photo with matching color theme will win away delicious 15 piggies while 1st runner up will receive 10 piggies and 2nd runner up will receive 5 piggies. What’s more? Anyone who leaves a comments and a few words on what they feel about Malaysia will win 5 piggies!!! Good luck!


  • Prize(s): 1 winner of 15 Piggies, 1st runner up of 10 piggies and 2nd runner up of 5 piggies. All winners will receive a special award badge straight to their LomoHomes.
  • Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated. Please keep in mind of Malaysia’s flag color theme.
  • Upload Limit: 10 photos
  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 768px in either width or height.
  • Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags)

written by eva_eva on 2011-08-05 #news #red #blue #competition #rumble #malaysia #white #yellow #colors #flag #independence #malaya #merdeka-day #31st-august


  1. cutebun
    cutebun ·

    Happy birthday Malaysia! <3

  2. guitarleo
    guitarleo ·

    Merdeka on 31st August 1957

  3. lihooi
    lihooi ·

    Selamat Hari Merdeka, anak-anak Malaysia! :)

  4. analogmonolog
    analogmonolog ·

    Merdekaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Merdekaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Merdekaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

  5. amirulshahrom
    amirulshahrom ·

    Selamat Hari Merdeka : )

  6. tb
    tb ·

    sorak untuk Malaysia indah!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Wonderfullllllll and colourfullllll celebration!!
    Congrats Malaysia !!!

  8. tomkiddo
    tomkiddo ·

    Merdeka!!! :D

  9. funfun
    funfun ·

    Malaysia rocks!! Happy Merdeka Day! :)

  10. ewen
    ewen ·

    Happy Merdeka My Malaysia :D And never forget to say THANK YOU to our fore father Tunku Abdul Rahman without him we would not have our own freedom and we will still be under British colony.

  11. naqi
    naqi ·

    Tanah tumpahnya darahku :)

  12. ululchen
    ululchen ·

    Happy Malaysia Merdeka Day!

  13. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Happy Merdeka Malaysia!! :D

  14. feelux
    feelux ·

    Happy Merdeka Dayyyy! I wish I was there to celebrate and see the colors of Malaysia :)

  15. shuttersentinel17
    shuttersentinel17 ·

    Wow great rumble! Happy Merdeka Day! XD

  16. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    darn it. now i don't have a chance to win since you used my best patriotic shot for sample. haha it's okay. happy merdeka everyone! may we live happy and prosper for years to come =)

  17. psycedelicenabil
    psycedelicenabil ·

    kami anak merdeka

  18. zulkhairikharuddin
    zulkhairikharuddin ·


  19. raeduckf
    raeduckf ·

    happy merdeka.. hope u can change the typo error our merdeka day is on 31.8.1957 not 1958.. please do now... i love your spirit.. happy merdeka

  20. iskandar
    iskandar ·

    M.E.R.D.E.K.A !!!

  21. bell-lingling
    bell-lingling ·

    nice..as a malaysian, i would like to try this..hiak hiak hiak..

  22. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    agree with @guitarleo...31st August 1957...hehehe not 1958...

  23. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    Tanggal 31, bulan 8, 57....(Lagu Sudirman)...(",)

  24. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    @tb, u know how to speak Malay? good..

  25. pikc
    pikc ·


  26. dimmy2996
    dimmy2996 ·

    Happy Birthday Merkeda :D I hope to visit you some day and be able to part of the celebration that is happening right now.

  27. chrisfcy86
    chrisfcy86 ·

    ya. anak anak malaysia ^^ (without corruption)

  28. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    i'd love to go there...

  29. houda21
    houda21 ·

    Happy Merdeka day! Now that is where I want to go on holiday!

  30. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    Malaysia!! You're well know for food paradise! I don't mind to spend my weekend across the border to enjoy your lovely authentic sweet savoury, beverages and spicy food!! burp! :D

  31. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    Happy MERDEKA Day Malaysia!

  32. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    Happy Merdeka. i feel proud! and i want peace all the time. stop war and make love

  33. spectre
    spectre ·

    Merdeka ! Merdeka ! Merdeka! Malaysia U rock!

  34. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·

    happy merdeka day malaysia..one merdeka,one malaysia..lomo on..

  35. suhan7773
    suhan7773 ·

    1 Malaysia, 1 Nation. Be proud to be a Malaysia, Feel Blessed to be born in a disaster free country!!

  36. razgriz94
    razgriz94 ·

    1 malaysia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. fayeusokoi
    fayeusokoi ·

    Thanks god! I m Proud to be a Malaysian. Peace!

  38. sexyinred
    sexyinred ·

    happy merdeka day! malaysian :D

  39. ajakowatanabe
    ajakowatanabe ·

    MERDEKA !!!

  40. ee16
    ee16 ·

    I'm proud to be a malaysian! (: Happy merdeka in advance yalls!

  41. rembow
    rembow ·


  42. n_aish
    n_aish ·

    Altough merdeka was 2 days ago.. HBD Malaysia!
    Hope my first roll will come out well, with all hari raya and embassy pictures:)

  43. gladysdavid
    gladysdavid ·

    Happy Malaysia Day! Am proud to be a part of it!

  44. wannabechef91
    wannabechef91 ·

    Malaysia, Truly - FREAKIN' AWESOMELY - Asia.

  45. wannabechef91
    wannabechef91 ·

    Malaysia, Truly - FREAKIN' AWESOMELY - Asia.

  46. ho0la
    ho0la ·

    menderhaka.... jyeah!!!!

  47. 86john
    86john ·

    I want to win!!! Hahaha.

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