PETALING JAYA: No matter where life takes you, home is where the heart is.
As the 60th National Day celebrations approach, more and more Malaysians abroad have gathered with their friends and families there to send their love back home.
Malaysians as far away as the United States, Japan, Senegal, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand are waving the Jalur Gemilang and displaying the #AnakAnakMalaysia2017 poster with pride at foreign landmarks, with Malaysian students at Tacoma Community College sending in a picture from 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,” they told The Star.
Over in Singapore, journalist Yvonne Lim wished the very best for her beloved country as it celebrates six decades of nationhood.
“My heart is never very far from home. Happy Merdeka, my Malaysia. I bring you with me wherever I go,” she added.
The #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2017 will be held at Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam on Aug 27.
#AnakAnakMalaysia Walk is organised by Star Media Group in collaboration with Eco World Development Group Bhd.
Malaysians from overseas who are keen to show their support can e-mail The Star Online their photos and videos or make a public post on their favourite social media site with the hashtag #AnakAnakMalaysia.
Just download the official campaign poster from The Star Online Facebook page’s cover photo, print it, pose with it and send the photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also display it on your mobile device. Selfies and wefies are welcome, too.
Pictures and videos submitted will be shared on The Star Online’s social media accounts and published on its different platforms, so join in the fun!\
Living overseas now?
Not to worry, you can still be a part of the #Anak-AnakMalaysia Walk anywhere you are in the world!
Just head to a foreign landmark near you and share a picture or a video of yourself with the poster, which can be downloaded from here or www.facebook.com/TheStarOnline/.
You can print it out, or display it on your mobile device. Selfies and wefies are also welcome.
E-mail your photographs and videos to email@example.com or upload the pictures and videos on your public Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account with the hashtag #AnakAnakMalaysia2017.
Pictures and videos submitted will be shared on The Star Online’s social media accounts and published on our different platforms, so have fun and start sending them over today!