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Malaysia celebrates 57th Merdeka Day

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia marked its 57th Merdeka Day in subdued fashion as more than 100,000 people from all walks of life gathered at Dataran Merdeka here on Sunday.

Revellers throng Dataran on Merdeka eve

KUALA LUMPUR: Dataran Merdeka still attracted revellers eager to celebrate the country's 57th year of independence, even in the absence of an official countdown.

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Malaysians from all walks of life share what Merdeka means to them as the nation celebrates its 57th year of independence.

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Spirit of 1957 is alive

THEY were not born when the country achieved independence 57 years ago - heck, for some, even their parents were not born yet – but as Sunday Star discovers, Malaysia’s youth have a strong Merdeka spirit.

Hands-on holiday

A programme for overseas students at a British varsity brought about positive outcomes for Malaysian undergraduates in the fields of business, culture, the environment and volunteerism.

A view of Federal Hotel from the street of Bukit Bintang today.

A hotel that shouts ‘Merdeka!’

Federal Hotel stands tall today as part of Malaysia’s illustrious history as it helped usher in the country’s independence.

A portrait of the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee in the 1950s, which was among those featured in the limited edition postcard sets launched at the late artiste's house at Jalan P. Ramlee, George Town, Penang.

Fabulous fifties

Malaysian film stars of the 1950s set the standard for timeless style.

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