Distance is no barrier for M’sians abroad

International love: Eco World staff posing for pictures near the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House in Australia. (Inset) Cheah capturing his AnakAnakMalaysia moment at the Merlion Park in Singapore.

PETALING JAYA: For some Malaysians abroad, their homeland remains a great source of strength no matter where life takes them.

Ernest Cheah, 31, commemorated his #AnakAnakMalaysia moment near the iconic Merlion Park in Singapore.

According to the application engineer, growing up in multicultural and tolerant Malaysia helped him adapt well to the diverse nationalities living in Singapore.

“Though work keeps me busy, I do feel homesick every now and then. But I see home every time I see a Malaysian here in Singapore,” he said.

Apart from his friends and family back in Kuala Lumpur, something that never fails to call Cheah back to Malaysia is the local food that the nation has to offer.

Some of his favourites include ais kacang, banana leaf rice, char kuey teow and nasi lemak.

“I am wishing for a progressive New Malaysia as we celebrate our 61st independence day,” he added.


Home is where the heart is: Ernest Cheah, 31, capturing his AnakAnakMalaysia moment at the Merlion Park in Singapore.
  Cheah capturing his AnakAnakMalaysia moment at the Merlion Park in Singapore.


Meanwhile, EcoWorld staff in Britain took the opportunity to gather at the picturesque St James’ Park in London and pose for pictures with the Jalur Ge­mi­lang and #AnakAnakMalay­­sia posters.

They wished all Malaysians a wonderful time celebrating Merde­ka Day and Malaysia Day, and hoped that their fellow countrymen would continue to love the nation with all their hearts.

Their EcoWorld Sydney colleagues in Australia also joined fellow Malaysians at a spot near the city’s twin icons, the Sydney Har­bour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, to take a picture with the Jalur Gemilang and #AnakAnak­Malaysia posters.

“Wherever we are, we are united as one, celebrating our diversity. This is what we strive for as #AnakAnakMalaysia.

“Unity has no boundaries and this is what Malaysians around the world stand for,” said the group in a message to fellow citizens back home.

Malaysians residing overseas who are keen to show their support can download the official campaign poster from The Star Online Face­book page’s cover photo (https://www.facebook.com/TheStarOnline/), print and pose with it and then e-mail the photos or videos to online@thestar.com.my.

Alternatively, they can display the poster on a mobile device; selfies and wefies are welcome.

They can also make a public post via their preferred social media sites with the hashtag #AnakAnak­Ma­lay­sia.

Pictures and videos submitted will be shared on The Star Online’s social media accounts and published on its various platforms.

AAM2018 , Family & Community , Anak-Anak , Malaysia


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