Merdeka Day (31 August) came and gone.....This is a bit late... was busy over the weekend with guest Travis.
We were shouting Merdeka! (means Independence!)
We had a little get-together over Merdeka eve at Elsa/Beth's place. We were dressed up in the Malaysian flag colours of red, blue, yellow and white or anything Malaysian like Malay baju kebaya/kurung, Chinese cheongsam, Indian sari etc. The girls of course went in full force with theme of the night but with a contemporary twist by pairing traditional tops with jeans or bottoms with T-shirt. See below.
Alex (in Chinese top) & I (in kebaya top)
Mike Owen, dashing in Malay baju and songkok (headgear)
Augusta in Malay kain sarung and T-shirt
Food-wise (or snack-wise rather), we had murukku, keropok and such... and then there were fireworks to be seen from the balcony at the stroke of midnight.
It's a great way to remember our country achieved independence. We (yup, foreigners included) even sang the national anthem Negaraku.