Big smiles at Jalan Bangkung’s Malaysia Day event

PUSAKA and Getaran Jiwa came together to co-organise two nights of cultural performances in conjunction with Malaysia Day yesterday. The event, which is known as ‘Malaysiaku: Celebrating 50 Years of Malaysia’, saw people of every race and religion attending it.

An outdoor stage was set up in order for performers to showcase their talents. Apart from cultural performances at the outdoor stage, many other activities were carried in conjunction with Malaysia Day. Most organisations took this golden opportunity to approach the public regarding their specific causes such as WWF, and Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)

The event also saw BeaconHouse Malaysia, a private education provider setting up a huge balloon playground to entertain children who were present at the event.

Many food stalls were also set up. They sold variety of scrumptious food. Famous local dishes like ‘Ais Kacang’, ‘Laksa Sarawak’ ‘Nasi Beriani’ and ‘Mee Bandung’ were a hit amongst the visitors.

The event also attracted many tourists. Sharl, who came with her two children, said that the Malaysia Day event had a very great atmosphere and she was very excited to see different performances.

Mary, who came from PJ Sec 5, also added that, more schools should take part in this event so that the younger generation can learn about Malaysia and how we come together as Malaysians to celebrate this day.

Apart from that, numerous talks and forums were also held in a few restaurants along Bangkung Row. These talks saw some inspiring speakers sharing their thoughts and ideas on the projects that they have done or currently doing to improve the state of the country.

Seksualiti Merdeka also organized a small forum in one of the restaurants, discussing and talking about raising the queer younger generation.

They choose to host the talk on Malaysia Day with the purpose of stressing that we should accept diversity not only in race and religion but also in terms of sexual orientations. The talk was attended by both parents and children.

 

Performance by PUSAKA and Getaran Jiwa
Performance by PUSAKA and Getaran Jiwa

 

Famous chendol at the food stall
Famous chendol available at the food stall

 

Nasi Briyani from Muar
Nasi Briyani from Muar

 

Women's Aid Organization  in action during the event
Women’s Aid Organization in action during the event

 

Pretty Iban girl in her traditional costume
Pretty Iban girl in her traditional costume

 

Local delicacies
Local delicacies