THIS year, the #AnakAnakMalaysia campaign theme #BetterMeBetterMalaysia was selected with the objective to inspire a collective movement to make our country better, with every individual doing his or her part first. Leading by example and inspiring the younger generation is one of the initiatives carried out towards that end.
BACK TO SCHOOL FOR BETTERMENT
On Aug 6 the #AnakAnakMalaysia campaign hit Sabah through school visitations. The outreach team visited SJK(C) Chung Hwa Likas in Kota Kinabalu. Together with local YouTubers Peter, Bighead, Mr Clyrie and Elvin, they engaged a total of 400 Years 4 and 5 students through a series of mini-games as well as a trivia surrounding Malaysian culture. The activities received superb response and participation before the short but sweet encounter ended with a group photo.
Students of SJK(C) Chung Hwa Likas waving their flags whilst singing Jalur Gemilang
The outreach team also visited SK Sungai Binjai in Klang on Aug 19 and their next stop is SJK(T) Ladang North Hummock in Setia Alam on Aug 27 where they will continue to distribute #AnakAnakMalaysia wristbands and pins and spread the #AnakAnakMalaysia spirit.
Students from SK Sungai Binjai, SJK(C) Tiong Hua Kok Bin and SJK(T) Ladang North Hummock have also signed up for the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk on Aug 31.
When fun comes a-knocking
There’s fun for everyone at the Ketuk-Ketuk Festival by RIUH.
Exciting things await at the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk, which will take place on Aug 31 till Sept 1 at Ardence Lab @ Eco Ardence, Shah Alam, as the event will feature a new element – the Ketuk-Ketuk Festival curated by RIUH. Just like the Malay word ketuk itself, the Ketuk-Ketuk Festival is set to wake your senses as you discover local crafts and enjoy creative experiences by homegrown talents.
Don’t miss the fun events and activities lined up. Immerse in the sights and sounds of live performances headlined by local bands and talents, featuring Kyoto Protocol, Bihzhu, Russel Curtis, Meruked, Seasonz Duo and many more. On top of that, you can also dance along to the electrifying beats of Aseana Percussion Unit which is an ensemble of 11 percussionists and musicians.
The combo of good vibes and musicality not to be missed at the Ketuk-Ketuk Festival!
Get ready to rock out with Kyoto Protocol.
Mixing modern rhythm with traditional movement – a fusion performance that’s sure to wow by Beatbox x Bharatanatyam.
Groove and move to the electrifying beats of Aseana Percussion.
Check out the “#ROJAKNATION” exhibition by The Rojak Projek – an interactive showcase featuring portraits and videos of more than 250 ethnic and sub-ethnic groups from East Malaysia and the Orang Asli community. You can also find out how you can assert unity and hope with Projek 57 – a non-political social enterprise committed to empowering underprivileged youths through retail training while exploring fresh, homegrown designs with positivity and meaningful messages.
Be inspired at the National Geographic’s Uncover Malaysia exhibition – an exposition of photographs taken by Malaysians as they tell their #AnakAnakMalaysia stories featuring places that provoke emotion, faces that capture culture, and sights that inspire passion.
Check out the interactive workshops and activities to enjoy and have fun with family and friends:
A tasty twist to tradition at the Snowskin Mooncake Making Workshop By Glorious Bake – no oven needed.
Work your asana in a communal yoga session with singer-songwriter Atilia Haron.
Bring out your inner artist at the live painting session with Beatrice Eugenie Ho.
Don’t worry about making a mess with Messy Play by WhatAMess Kids.
Head over to the Bubble Zone for some bubble-popping fun.
Put your accuracy to the test at the Inflatable Football Dart.
Knock some opponents off in a game of Zorbing Soccer.
When it’s time to fill up that hungry tummy after all those activities, head to the F&B stalls to indulge in delicious delicacies such as satay from Meat Cartel; coconut ice cream from Aroi Mak Mak; Peranakan kuih from Heritage Nyonya and many many more delicious choices.
Indulge in the aromatic blend of spices with a hint of creamy coconut milk from Heritage Nyonya’s signature laksa.
Get down for some Merdeka grill-and-chill with Meat Cartel BBQ.
Excite your taste buds with an amazing selection of street food.
A carnival isn’t complete if we don’t purchase items to bring home. Check out retail booths for an array of local crafts and goods like Christy Ng shoes and bags, pouches and trinkets from Bingka KL and several other vendors.
Show #AnakAnakMalaysia what you wear.
Step effortlessly from business to leisure with Christy Ng Shoes & Bags.
Feast your eyes and be inspired by the many art and craft pieces that you can take home.
P/S: Get your cameras ready for the magnificent firework display on the night of Aug 31 because the Merdeka celebrations will surely end with a BANG!
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