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Friday, 11 August 2017 | MYT 11:16 AM
Some photos sent in by Malaysians living abroad.
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Alexandra Lee, 25, photographer, videographer and English teacher in Tokyo
"What's it like being a Malaysian living abroad? Apart from the 2AM cravings for roti tisu and teh tarik kurang manis and usual groaning when your friends back home sends you pictures of their banana leaf rice, I find myself appreciating the lil things that Malaysia has got to offer: night markets, roadside stalls and trucks, unlimited supply of chili and ketchup from fast food restaurants, being able to speak in a few languages with different folks and it not being a big deal, because everyone just understands. Till now, I occasionally hand out stickers I created from Malaysia and hopefully have people remember that we're rich and diverse in culture and food, something I'm extremely proud of. In conjunction with National Day end of this month, here's a shot of me standing in the middle of a crossing in Shinjuku (not your usual Shibuya crossing- mind you) for #AnakAnakMalaysia ."
We are Malaysian students at Tacoma Community College, Washington State. This is our first time celebrating Malaysia's Independence Day in another country and we are proud to be Malaysians abroad. Happy 60th Independence Day! No matter how far we go, Malaysia will always be in our hearts.
Photo was taken at a prominent Malaysian restaurant in Tustin, California, The Belacan Grill. Standing from the left are Mr. Raja Saifful Ridzuwan, Consul General of Malaysia in Los Angeles, Chef Ken Tan, owner of The Belacan Grill, His Excellency Tan Sri Zulhasnan Rafique, Ambassador of Malaysia to USA and Mr. Danny Bungan, Consul.
For Malaysians living in California, life is about adaptation and gratitude. While we adapting ourselves to new and challenging surrounding, we tend to appreciate the comfort of being around faces we knew and cultures we cherished. The luxury of enjoying sumptuous and salivating Malaysian delicacies is a rarity and The Belacan Grill is the only avenue where Malaysians in Southern California can have the opportunity to reacquaint the childhood memories and be in the Malaysian surrounding.
The restaurant was opened in 2003 and since then Chef Ken Tan has become a must-to-visit personality by residing and visiting Malaysians. The delicious home-cooked meals are delectable and flavorful as they are prepared by a grandmaster who full of joy and warmth.
We may be thousand miles away from the motherland, but The Belacan Grill is always the one and only Malaysia in Southern California.
Staff, family members and friends of the Permanent Mission of Malaysia in Geneva flying the Jalur Gemilang in front of Palais de Nations, the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, displaying their support for #AnakAnakMalaysia2017.
(From left) Berjaya Hotels & Resorts UK sales office' business development director Wendy Tan and Emerald Travel UK group operations director Mariah Hamid at Covent Garden in London.
Tan said despite being in London, their hearts were in Kuala Lumpur ahead of National Day and Malaysia Day. "It's an exciting time to be Malaysian with the SEA Games about to start as well as the nation celebrating 60 years of independence. It's a great moment of history. Our hearts are with Malaysia."
From left: Malaysian students Muhammad Zul Anas, Mohd Ishaq, Wan Mohd Radhi and Ikram Shabudin braving the summer heat in front of Kuwait Towers in Kuwait City to express their support for the Anak-anak Malaysia Walk.Despite temperatures reaching as high as 45 degrees Celcius, it did not stop the students from Kuwait University from venturing outdoors to show their love for Malaysia. The Kuwait Towers is regarded as a landmark and symbol of modern Kuwait.
The Embassy of Malaysia in Spain flying the colours of Jalur Gemilang in front of the Statue of The Bear and Strawberry Tree in Old Town Madrid, Spain (picture shared @shahrulnj on Instagram)
Wong Kah Yeang, a Journalism student of Renmin University of China, showing her support for #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2017 outside the iconic CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, China.
Lai Ting Yew, a student studying International Trade at Peking University taking a stroll at the Dawanglu subway station in Beijing, China in support of the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2017.
Staff of Malaysian Embassy in Beijing, China and their family members starting their journey from the embassy building in support of the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2017. (Ambassador and wife standing up front and centre, Datuk Zainuddin Yahya and wife Datin Fairos Ishak).
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