It would be an understatement to say that 2022 was a year full of ups and downs for Malaysians. From several electrical disruptions to hunky firemen to the entirety of the GE-15 election, this year has certainly been an eventful one, for better or worse. But one thing is undeniable: Malaysians have a really good sense of humour, and can always make light of any situation.
Yes, Malaysians can joke about anything, and this year has certainly provided a LOT of material for them to generate some hilarious memes that definitely had us cry laughing. Here are some of the best local memes that came out of 2022:
Who can forget about the hunky abang-abang bomba who took the center stage during the Merdeka Parade? Let’s just say that Malaysian Twitter, IG, and TikTok went crazy when videos of the firemen flexing their muscles at a crowd who fell head over heels for them. Here are some of the best reactions:
nasib baek abang bomba tak tersembur air kat muka i td pic.twitter.com/mYy1LGV29B
— MGAG (@My_MGAG) August 31, 2022
— Harith Iskander (@HarithIskander) September 1, 2022
Apple Pay Launch In Malaysia
Apple Pay made its debut in Malaysia in August, and it took over Malaysian Twitter by storm. Aside from finally getting the option to have seamless payment transactions using just your Apple device, it also sparked up the age-old debate of Samsung v Apple. Here are some of our favourite reactions:
Malaysia when Apple Pay is finally available pic.twitter.com/FL2XzQDfTR
— 🗻 (@ihavenooidea) August 8, 2022
Apple Pay is finally available in Malaysia pic.twitter.com/EVl0Ts5yyq
— Hadi Azmi (@amerhadiazmi) August 9, 2022
Apple Pay ✅ pic.twitter.com/oix3rFxOnV
— OURDIN (@MydinMalaysia) August 9, 2022
“SaMsUnG pAy DaH lAmA aDa.”
All right. Sit down, nyah. Kau cakap apa pun we are not going back to Android. Let people breathe and enjoy. Be happy for us. pic.twitter.com/hK47E1LZ73
— ✨Toh Puan MEDAN Janda Coway✨ (@hamdanalias83) August 9, 2022
Due to the close race between Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional, as well as the 5-day hung parliament, this year’s election was a stressful one, to say the least. Hence, many people turned to humour and memes as a way to cope with all the chaos and uncertainty. Here are some of the memes that made all the stress that came from GE-15 a bit more bearable:
“Just got the information earlier that there wasn’t enough seats to form a new government because Mat Sabu took them all.”
Baru dapat info tadi kerajaan baru gagal dibentuk kerana kekurangan kerusi sebab Mat Sabu dah amik semua pic.twitter.com/f83YweFfaF
— Oyu (@WahyuYordan) November 22, 2022
How can I concentrate on working when this is our reality. pic.twitter.com/w9wpTrkyfR
— Jo Ch'ng (they/them) (@nonbinarystarz) November 20, 2022
Agong tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/0Ue1000Swn
— Carmen/Sam 🏳️🌈 (@sameffrn) November 21, 2022
— Rahimi Rusli (@hayraymay) November 22, 2022
Of course, there’s the pressing issue of: ESOK CUTI TAK?
— No One but Carmen (@noonebutcarmen) November 20, 2022
Can someone declare a public holiday first?
— Mak (@n_ahwal) November 20, 2022
Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s Hilarious Reply
After posting a photo of a quote from his speech, Twitter user @mirulwrld replied it with a sweet morning greeting, in which PM gave a response that had us in hysterics.
pls- dont do that
— Anwar Ibrahim (@anwaribrahim) December 6, 2022
And of course, we can’t leave out the hilarious reactions to this Tweet:
Anwar looking at that tweet be like pic.twitter.com/75T8qKQM5N
— Sam to the Sow 🏴🏴🏴 (@gc_sow) December 6, 2022
aku lowkey harap it went like this pic.twitter.com/1TVYUwEFIb
— tehtarikpanas (@tehpullpanas) December 6, 2022
Besides from dealing with the stress of the very intense GE election, Malaysians we also had to deal with the several electrical disruptions throughout the year. Starting with the TNB blackout all throughout KL, in which people took inspiration from our favourite childhood TV shows:
— JunSern 🇲🇾 (@junseRn) July 27, 2022
— P (@frauleinpanda) July 27, 2022
— NotFinancialAdvice (@my_goshopen) July 27, 2022
We can all agree that Malaysian’s love football and of course, the World Cup. Naturally, many world cup memes would make its debut during this football season.
For context, YouTuber David Vujanic is known for posting a bunch of football-related posts. In his recent trip to Qatar to cover the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022, he talked about discovering a ‘toilet bum shower’ for the first time in a Twitter thread:
I’ve used a bidet in France, it’s decent but it’s too big, this is a simple high pressure shower head, more functional and easily adaptable. Will be investing when back in london. My bum is very thankful.
— VUJ (@DavidVujanic) December 14, 2022
In which people responded with:
Brother, if you find this, it's will be more more more better. I guarantee you will feel so clean that you never had before. pic.twitter.com/05B9EjgkMj
— A|Faqri (@Splnespecialist) December 15, 2022
And of course, we have to mention this meme by user @ijaicool on Twitter. A meme that basically sums up football season in Malaysia:
— Faizal Rosly (@ijaicool) December 9, 2022
What was your favourite meme of 2022?