Sunday, 31 August 2014

Merdeka in Malaysia

Merdeka means Independence in the Malay language. Malaysia gained its Independence from the British on the 31st of August 1957. This year also marked the 57th anniversary of our ‘Merdeka’, so the number 57 is very significant to the patriotic Malaysians for this particular year.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Pineapples, pineapples everywhere.

Another invitation from Santai magazine reached my email recently. Titled ‘Program Sahabat Media CC1M ke Johor’, it was hard for me to turn down because this was the first time I officially received a Fam Trip invitation to visit Johor and I wouldn’t want to miss this one. I know this southernmost state of Peninsular Malaysia has a lot to offer.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Hari Raya in Malaysia

“In adherence to the command of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and with the consent of the Rulers, I hereby declare that the date for Hari Raya Puasa (Aidilfitri) for all states in Malaysia has been set for Monday, July 28, 2014,” announced Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal. That was the announcement every Muslims in Malaysia had been waiting for every year. The Muslim community in Malaysia and all over the world celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri, (Eid ul Fitr) or also known as Hari Raya Puasa, to conclude the month long fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is regarded as a merry celebration as it marks a Muslim’s triumph and success on discipline and self-resistance which symbolizes refinement and rebirth.

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