THEY may be far away from home, but Malaysians abroad showed up in full support for #AnakAnakMalaysia events in London and Melbourne, Australia, organised by EcoWorld International Bhd (EcoWorld International).
In London, not even the notoriously tempestuous London weather could dampen the Malaysia Boleh spirit. A group of over 60 Malaysians braved the rain and wind to celebrate National Day and Malaysia Day at the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk in London.
The event kicked off with a group photo to commemorate
the celebrations at EcoWorld International’s London City Island development, where Malaysians gathered under the project’s
distinctive red bridge, waving
the Jalur Gemilang and armed with #AnakAnakMalaysia wristbands.
The group then began the 1km walk through Bow Creek Ecological Park before ending at Aberfeldy Village, EcoWorld International’s latest development which was previewed in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.
EcoWorld International’s International Business (UK) chief executive officer Cheong Heng Leong said: “This is our third year participating in #AnakAnakMalaysia, and it is wonderful to see Malaysians in Britain come together time and again, united by their love for their country.
“As a nation, we are blessed in our diversity, tolerance and community spirit, and this is truly something to celebrate.
“We would like to wish all Malaysians everywhere a Happy National Day and Malaysia Day,” added Cheong.
Over in Melbourne, it was a culinary celebration with more than 180 guests turning up for a special #AnakAnakMalaysia luncheon at EcoWorld International’s Yarra One Gallery in South Yarra.
Guests were treated to delicious Malaysian food such as beef rendang, ayam masak merah, lamb briyani, durian puffs and assorted kuih.
The event was attended by Consul General of Malaysia in Melbourne Westmoreland Palon as well as Masterchef Australia winners Diana Chan (2017) and Sashi Cheliah (2018).
The #AnakAnakMalaysia campaign started in 2015, with one of Malaysia’s top property developers, Eco World Development Group Bhd, and The Star joining forces to encourage fellow Malaysians to wear the AnakAnakMalaysia wristbands to express their patriotism.
Throughout the duration of this year’s campaign, Malaysians creatively expressed their patriotism by sharing photos and videos of themselves posing with the wristband on social media platforms as well as the #AnakAnakMalaysia website at www.anakanakmalaysia.com