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|MERDEKA! Malaysians & Indonesians celebrate with music|
Farah 'Fairy' Mahdzan
(2-Sep-2002) | Readers Say
Every year on the eve of Merdeka, central Kuala Lumpur will be brimming with thousands of people partying outdoors to the upbeat sounds of their favorite bands while they wait for the clock to strike midnight. This is the moment when everyone present will shout in unison "Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!" on top of their lungs as they watch fireworks take off and fill Pthe midnight sky with amazing displays of colorful sparks and majestic, echoing booms bouncing off the high-rises of KL (all of this while hysterically waving miniature versions of Jalur Gemilang, the Malaysian flag, of course.)
After gaining independence from the British in 1957, Malaysia celebrated its 45th year of Merdeka this year on August 31 with two significantly huge concerts taking place, namely "Konsert Suria Merdeka" at Kuala Lumpur City Center Park and "Merdeka on Tone" at Bintang Walk.
So who was at the KLCC concert?
And at Bintang Walk...?
"Negaraku, tanah tumpahnya darahku...!"
"Kok Too Phat, bukan Padi?"
Taking photographs of the concert was a challenge as I had to risk soaking a very expensive, 6-Megapixel digital SLR camera to the merciless rain that drizzled all night. It was either that or lose some great shots of the performers in action. The rain also soaked the crowd of people to their skins and bones (and socks and shoes!) but it did not dampen the strong, united, partying spirit that was with everyone that night. Hopefully everyone remembered to shower before they sleep last night to avoid getting demam!
Indonesia and Malaysia unite with music
Wouldn't it be great if our political elders could take example from the younger generation in maintaining prosperous bilateral relations between the two serumpun countries that share so much history and culture together?
Photos: Fairy (Too Phat-KLCC)/Ili (Padi)
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#11. Does anyone knows Jalur Gemilang in english version?
Posted by Jess on 2-Sep-2003, 21:55 MYT
#10. Hey ada Fana. Apa kabar? Glad you could make it. Kapan donk mau cetingan?
#9. Hai Fai....
#8. takper mk, tempat duduk tarik sampai boot pun tak per.. asal blah macam jet pejuang... oohh tertusuk kalbu mengingati akan mini ku yang tercinta... *ouch*
#7. Zack, Skyline RB26DETT dgn RB25DET tak muat kot. Tapi kalau pakai Honda B16A VTEC dekat Batu Tiga boleh tengok.
#6. MK: tu aa pasal.. giler nye waja pakai enjin evo.. hahaha... kalau laa mini aku dapat pakai enjin skyline... tapi dah terjual dah cewek ku itu.. huhuhu... dah selamat di kelantan dah... huhuhhuhu sedih nyer..
#5. Ye Im, nak pics? ok je, tapi kena tunggu lepas aku finals,hahha . Boleh tgk yg original kan? tapi kalau taksabar, nak tgk yg dah scan boleh, tapi sikit je.
#4. Zack, Merdeka race banyak action this year. Kereta meletup, kereta terbakar, kereta habis minyak. Ada one time 3 kereta masuk gravel at Turn 14 (last turn before back straight) one after another including Pert Wajalution.
#3. mk: tel me about it... gila man... dah laa basah.. tapi padi is still padi.. patut gi tgk merdeka race... tapi padi beb.. mana leh miss...
#2. ili ili.. nak tenot gamba. cam grand jerrr.
#1. Despite being soaked wet by the rain. Quite a lot of ppl turned up.
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