IN COMMEMORATING the 50th anniversary of Malaysia Day, a host of storytellers in search of riveting stories travelled to all 14 states of Malaysia.
The group, including artists, writers, bloggers and photographers, visited cities from Penang to Kuching and Kuala Terengganu to Kota Kinabalu for 15 days starting on Aug 31 to look for interesting stories, which they then shared on digital space.
During the journey which was documented on www.MyMalaysia50.com, the group of friends shared their experiences as they visited each city.
Their stories were exhibited at the Link Bridge on Level 5 and 6 at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition ended yesterday.
50x50 My Malaysia is a social movement initiative curated by social activist and digital consultant Niki Cheong.
“I felt that the best way to bring Malaysians together was through their stories and conversations and to do this, my friends and I headed to the states,” he said.
Project manager Ee Loe shared his experience in Malacca on meeting the famous Tan Kim Hock when buying dodol at the flagship store.
“As I was paying for my haul, who should we see but Tan Kim Hock himself.
“Dressed in a white suit and with neatly slicked silver hair, the founder of the famous food company is in his 90s,” said Ee.
Writer Syefri or better known as Chapree shared his story on how he would wear the yellow and black Harimau Malaya jersey whenever he travelled overseas on assignments.
“It is because I am proud to be a Malaysian and I want the world to know that I am from Malaysia. As simple as that,” he said.
The stories can also be viewed in the form of text, pictures and videos by using the #50x50My hashtag on social networks such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
The initiative was made possible through partnership with Maybank American Express, AirAsia, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Aforadio and KakiKreatif.