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Published: Friday February 15, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 3:41:45 PM

Yuna explores what home means for Malaysians

MALAYSIAN singer Yuna Zarai released her latest single and music video Home recently, after much excitement among the singer-songwriter’s fans. This was the outcome of a musical journey made possible with the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the many Malaysian stories submitted through the Galaxy Wonderland campaign.

For three months, Samsung called out to Malaysians to submit their ideas of the unique qualities of our nation through the galaxywonderland.my portal. May it be a hidden travel spot or a culinary favourite among the locals, these are ideas from locals who feel deeply about their country being a Wonderland.

“The Galaxy Wonderland campaign fuses the diverse essence of Malaysia’s soul into a universal language — music. Our novel approach to create music and content with the Galaxy Note II demonstrates Samsung’s commitment to always deliver enriching and unique experiences,” said Samsung Malaysia Electronics managing director Kwon Jae Hoon.

With over 4,500 submissions, Yuna selected five unique ideas that sparked an inspiration for music within her. Subsequently, Yuna’s best friends became her eyes and ears; exploring selected personal Wonderland stories and sharing their findings with her.

Yuna’s creative journey has been documented in a six-episode series on Astro Ria, culminating in the final episode, which will be featured tomorrow on Astro Ria.

“For me, being away from Malaysia can be difficult sometimes. Working on the Galaxy Wonderland has been a joy as it connects me with home. My hope for the song is that it resonates within the hearts of people — near and far.

“More than that, I hope for people to be inspired by the music video that was borne of personal Malaysian Wonderland stories,” said Yuna.

Yuna collaborated with AG Coco, guitarist of local rock band Hujan, in composing the single. She also worked closely with award-winning filmmaker Quek Shio Chuan to create the music video, filmed with the Galaxy Note II.

Highlighting the unique and diverse aspects that define Malaysia as a Wonderland, the submissions to galaxywonderland.my included quirky hornbills, adorable orang utan and even colourful renditions of air bandung. These are the elements of Malaysia that make its people proud.

Tags / Keywords: Community, News, Entertainment, Science Technology, Samsung, GALAXY Note II, Yuna, AG Coco, Home, Wonderland, Quek Shio Chuan

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