To commemorate Malaysia’s 65th National Day, these malls are more than ready to accommodate your patriotic spirit with incredible new activities, exhibitions, workshops, and performances, all designed to provide you with the best Merdeka experience this year.
You can reminisce about old and once-famous Malaysian icons or be amazed by modern Malaysia through the virtual world. And don’t go alone; bring your family and friends because there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
1. Fahrenheit88: Warisan Merdeka
Date: Now until 30th September
Fahrenheit88 proudly presents “Warisan Sudir: Tribute to Asia’s No.1 Entertainer, inspired by the Malaysian singer and songwriter—the late Dato’ Sudirman bin Haji Arshad. You will get the chance to browse through authentic Sudirman memorabilia inclusive of his music album posters, comics, performance costumes and other personal artifacts.
Join the Merdeka Fun with various activities like the Merdeka Xplorace, Merdeka Vespa Convoy, Anak-Anak Merdeka Celebration and a series of workshops such as Batik Painting, Nail Art and Face Painting and Comic Drawings. Don’t forget to go full-out at the stores for some Malaysian handicraft, goodies and gifts.
2. Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang: Merdeka & Malaysia Day Sale
Date: 13th August – 18th September
Mitsuit Outlet Park has exciting news! The mall has announced an exclusive sale for their customers to enjoy in conjunction with the Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebrations, which are just around the corner. Don’t miss out on the Cultural Dance and Teh Tarik Performance, as well as the fun Ceper Game Challenge!
You could also participate in the Art and Craft Celebration Workshop and receive a unique custom-made T-shirt. All this by spending on a shopping spree at the mall!
3. Pavilion Bukit Jalil: Merdeka Tour
For more Malaysian activities, you can visit Pavilion Bukit Jalil to Raikan Kebanggaan Negaraku with 3 main highlights: You can Raikan Kebanggaan Buatan Malaysia by shopping from a range of Malaysian-inspired, Malaysian-designed, Malaysian-made merchandise. You could Raikan Kebanggaan Rasa Malaysia with some super sedap Malaysian dishes around the mall. Plus, you can Raikan Kebanggaan Seni & Budaya at the Portrait of Heroes Art Showcase on level 2.
More info here.
4. Intermark Mall: Malaysia Book of Records ‘Biggest Malaysia Map Jigsaw Puzzle’
Date: Now until 18th September
Inspired by the Merdeka theme, ‘Keluarga Malaysia Teguh Bersama,’ Puzzle Planet, Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur, and Intermark Mall came together to celebrate the Malaysia Book of Records recognition of ‘The BIGGEST MALAYSIA JIGSAW PUZZLE MAP.’
The 15ft by 7ft puzzle map is made up of 48,000 blank waterproof jigsaw puzzle canvas pieces, sketched and coloured to perfection by 23 talented students from Taylor’s International School. But wait! There’s more! You can also check out the Happy Dumpy and Batek by Rasta Rashid’s pop-up stalls for handcrafted goods. Visit Facebook for more info!
6. Alamanda Shopping Centre and Mesra Mall: Merdeka Campaign
Date: 31st August – 11th September (Alamanda Shopping Centre), 26th August – 16th September (Mesra Mall)
Suria KLCC Group has created limited edition 65th Merdeka t-shirts with batik patch pockets in collaboration with Komuniti Tukang Jahit (KTJ). Spend a minimum of RM500 in Alamanda Shopping Centre and a maximum of RM350 in Mesra Mall to qualify for an exclusive Merdeka T-shirt.
Together with the school holidays, join in on the kid-friendly activities with exciting competitions such as colouring contests and fashion shows as well as workshops such as Merdeka flag weaving, key chain painting, Merdeka-themed sand art and many more. For more information, visit the official website of Suria KLCC, Alamanda and Mesra Mall!
Date: 25th August – 16th September
Are you prepared for a 20-day virtual event full of fun and games in the spirit of Merdeka? Step into the Metaverse for Malaysia’s first-ever virtual Merdeka celebration and witness this historic event as famous icons come to life. Don’t miss the main attractions: Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s Singing Lawyer, and DJ Raohu. Register here to secure a spot!
Neetashini Kanendran contributed to this article