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Monday September 2, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday September 2, 2013 MYT 7:33:32 AM
by ian yee
Nationwide project: Cheong giving a tour of the 50x50 My Malaysia website during its launch.
PETALING JAYA: For 74-year-old Normi Tandoh, nasi lemak would be the one dish that represents Malaysia.
The owner of the popular Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa in Kampung Baru said that there were a number of dishes which she served to go with the nasi lemak, such as fish, chicken, squid and prawn.
“What it takes to bring everything together is the sambal, ,” she said.
Her story was cited in MyMalaysia50.com, a website of a nationwide project that was launched to get Malaysians to share their stories about the country.
The initiative, dubbed 50x50 My Malaysia, is to commemorate the 50 years since Malaysia was formed.
Malaysians can share their stories in the form of text, pictures and video on social media using the #50x50my hashtag.
Digital consultant Niki Cheong, who started the project, will be travelling throughout the country over the next 16 days with a host of celebrities, writers, bloggers and photographers to uncover stories for the website.
The stories gathered from Cheong’s visits will be displayed at a final event in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia Day.
“Apart from their love of food, Malaysians also love telling stories when we are in a mamak shop or kopitiam. So why not have a platform to share all these stories with everyone?” said Cheong during the launch on Saturday.
“We want to share these stories because they can help create conversations among Malaysians and that helps bring people together,” he said.
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