Friday, August 31, 2012

Malaysia celebrates 55 years of Independence today

Today, August 31, Malaysia celebrates her 55th Merdeka (Independence) Day. This year, the celebration is here in Kuala Lumpur. In the image above, you see Malaysians proudly waving the Jalur Gemilang (the Malaysian flag) as they celebrate the nation's 55th Merdeka Day at Dataran Merdeka. (Image is courtesy of IBRAHIM MOHTAR/The Star)

In the background, is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Topped with its copper domes and a 40m high clock tower, it is a major landmark in the city. It serves as the backdrop for important events such as the National Day Parade on August 31 and the ushering in of the New Year.

In the picture, dignitaries and invited guests are seated in front of the building under makeshift canopies.

The Merdeka Day parade, in which 13,000 people participated..

Last night, a large crowd of Malaysians gathered at KLCC to celebrate the country's 55th Independence Day.

The party, which was organised by Petronas KLCC Holdings, showcased performances by local singers Datuk David Arumugam, Soo Wincci and Hafiz, as well as live music, fancy fountain displays and a colourful display of fireworks to mark the celebration.
More from.The Star: Performances and fireworks to usher in Merdeka Day

Google Malaysia even has a Google doodle for this milestone. It depicts the Hibiscus flower, Malaysia's national flower.

(Images, except for the last one. are all from The Star)

1 comment:

Mr Lonely said...

Happy Malaysia Day~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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