10 Reasons Why You Should Appreciate Your Beautiful Homeland – Malaysia [Real-Life Stories Included]

August is practically our "national month"! To celebrate National Day, let's take a look at why we should appreciate our homeland, and be proud!3 min


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10 Reasons Why You Should Appreciate Your Beautiful Homeland - Malaysia [Real-Life Stories Included]
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It’s the month of our National Day again, and Happy National Day, Malaysia! 🇲🇾 We certainly have come a long way since the days fighting for our independence, and earlier this year we showed the world who we really are once again by uniting for a common goal! You see what happens when we really band together without segregation of race? 😊

Many people seem to think that the grass is greener on the other side of the world, but not really! In conjunction with the National Day celebrations, we have compiled 10 reasons why you should love and appreciate our country, Malaysia.

 

1⃣ The Spirit Of Rakyat

Tabung HarapanPhoto Credit: Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia Facebook

When called upon, we rakyat could really go all out to fight for our country. First, we showed what “democracy” really was during the recent #GE14, and then we also raised more than RM 150 million for Tabung Harapan! We Malaysians unite under a common goal: to make Malaysia great again! 😍


2⃣ Food, Food & More Food

Penang FoodPhoto Credit: Awesome Penang

Food, Food & More FoodPhoto Credit: Kaodim

Did you know? Penang is proudly the street food capital in the whole of Asia, and that’s saying something! Furthermore, we have a multitude of other food such as roti canai, nasi lemak, chicken rice, bak kut teh… Not to mention that we also have the durian: King of all Fruits! 😮


3⃣ Cause For Celebration

MerdekaPhoto Credit: The Mole

A country rich in culture and tradition, Malaysia has plenty to celebrate about. We have Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali, Christmas, and Hari Gawai among others, and of course, National Day celebrations! Don’t forget to attend the annual National Day parade at Putrajaya this year! 😄


4⃣ Rojak Language

Rojak LanguagePhoto Credit: Time Out KL

It would be a shame if we didn’t take advantage of our colourful language and mix it all up! The rojak language has become part of our Malaysian identity as we like to add lah, lo, leh, meh, ah at our sentence endings for example. An excellent rojak sentence would be: “Dei you tapao the nasi lemak already or not?” 😂


5⃣ Everyone Is Your Family Member

Everyone Is Your Family MemberPhoto Credit: Rojak Culture

Simply because you refer to them as auntie, uncle, bang, kak, dik, aneh; which are actually all blood-related titles. But it’s okay lah, we’re all one big Malaysian family, and we’re cool with referring to everyone as family members! ❤


6⃣ Our Passport

Malaysia PassportPhoto Credit: Pamper.my

Malaysia was the first country in the world to issue biometric passports in March, 1998! Our passport is also the 4th strongest in Asia, and the 12th in the world. As of 2018, Malaysian passport holders can travel to 166 countries visa-free! 👏


7⃣ Breathtaking Islands

Pulau SipadanPhoto Credit: Holidaygogogo

Pulau RawaPhoto Credit: Tempat Menarik

Forget Maldives, the Bahamas, or Bora-Bora! We have these paradises right here at home! Take your pick from Langkawi, Redang, Tioman, Rawa, Perhentian, Sipadan, Layang-Layang, Mabul… There’s something for everyone on these islands! 😍


8⃣ Hidden Gems In Every City/State

Hidden Gems In Every CityPhoto Credit: Story.Tourders

Basically, diving = Sipadan; satay = Kajang; bak kut teh = Klang; street food = Penang; culture trip = Malacca; otak-otak = Muar; caving = Sarawak. I’m sure you get what I mean! 😎


9⃣ Malaysian Heroes

Malaysian HeroesPhoto Credit: Floodlist

To be exact, our unsung Malaysian heroes, who are the military members, police force, and the bomba. In times of emergencies, we rely on them, and they don’t get enough appreciation. As heroes, they keep you safe no matter who you are, or where you come from. They definitely deserve a little more acknowledgement and appreciation! 💕


🔟 Races, Unite!

Last but not least, we are Malaysians first and foremost, and race is secondary. Think about it: we do band together for common causes: 

Mamak World CupPhoto Credit: The Smart Local

Enjoying the world cup together at mamak 😄

Support LCWPhoto Credit: The Star

Supporting Dato’ LCW in badminton matches (and hoping for a public holiday when he wins) 😂

Petronas AdsPhoto Credit: World of Buzz

Crying over the touching Petronas ads 😭

 

That’s what makes us MALAYSIANS! Instead of segregating ourselves into races, we should come together, respect, and celebrate our differences! We’re not in the zaman paleolitik anymore, guys, no need to fight over everything. 😆 

Malaysia speaks! 🇲🇾 Our team has interviewed 14 Malaysians from all walks of life. Listen to the voices of our fellow Malaysians on harmonious living, as well as how proud they are to identify as Malaysian, this is what they have to say: 

Amber Chia Story

Chanwon Tan Story

MayJiuan Yeow Story

Lim Geok Heng Story

Azri Story

Yiing Zhi Story

Khayma Story

Hazwani Story

Vincent Story

Anantha Story

Diana Story

Gunavathi Story

Grace Story

Johan Story

And there we are, 10 reasons to love Malaysia, with 14 real-life stories from everyday Malaysians who are really proud of who we are! Are you as proud as I am after reading all those stories? 😭

My fellow Malaysians, we know you sure got some unforgettable moments with your “Ali, Ah Kao & Muthu” one lahh. Sharing is caring, so Tag Your Friends & Share Your Real-Life Stories with other anak Malaysia in the comment box below! 😍

 

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We, the team at LaceyBunny, are extremely proud to call ourselves Malaysians, and we believe that our homeland is on the cusp of achieving greatness, and more!
Malaysia Boleh, and Merdeka

 

Together, we can make Malaysia great again! 

#KitaPunyaMalaysia #SayangiMalaysiaku

 

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