Celebrate Independence Month with these Merdeka and Malaysia Day-themed Activities

Malaysia will be celebrating its 64th Merdeka Day on August 31 and Malaysia Day on September 16, respectively. Although Malaysia continues to struggle with the impact of the pandemic, it shall not stop us from celebrating our country’s independence! We have compiled below a list of of Merdeka and Malaysia Day-themed activities that open for all Malaysians – to uplift the joy of the Independence Month’s celebrations, and to invoke the spirit of patriotism in you!

1#MalaysiaDiHatiku Campaign by Samsung Malaysia Electronics

Samsung is calling on Malaysians to take part in #MalaysiaDiHatiku campaign on TikTok. Participants just need to record themselves singing alongside the artists in the duet singing hashtag challenge for the Malaysia Di Hatiku song features the musical talents of hip-hop artist Yonnyboii, Tabby from rising girl group Dolla and duo-rappers Kmy Kmo and Luca Sikta. When ready, they can caption their video with words of encouragement to other fellow Malaysians, include the hashtags #MalaysiaDiHatiku and #SamsungMalaysia and submit their video on TikTok from now till 2 September 2021.

The top three creative content that captures the spirit of Malaysia Di Hatiku will win one brand new Samsung Galaxy A32 each. The winners will be announced at the end of the campaign, which falls on Malaysia Day, 16 September 2021.

For more information, visit samsung.com/my/malaysiadihatiku/.

2Exclusive hoolah Merdeka Day Celebration

From 27 to 31 August 2021, enjoy 20% off (with a capped at RM20) all hoolah orders with a minimum spend of RM100 for existing users. New hoolah users will enjoy up to RM40 off their first purchase with a minimum spend of RM100. To enjoy the exclusive promotions, simply check out using hoolah in-store or online at any hoolah merchant during the campaign period.

On top of that, hoolah will be giving away prizes worth over RM5,000 on Instagram @hoolahmy. To stand a chance to win the top 3 prizes below, simply follow, like, and comment on the respective giveaway posts on Instagram.

  • Grand Prize: 50” Samsung 4K UHD Smart TV
  • Second Prize: Apple Watch Series 6
  • Third Prize: Phillips Premium XXL Air Fryer

For more information, visit hoolah.co/my-en/stores.

3#MalaysiaPrihatin Tiktok Contest

From 24th August until 16th September 2021, the Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia (JaPen) is inviting all Malaysians from the age of 7-50 are encouraged to submit their creative original videos of being uniquely Malaysian, accompanied by the nostalgic “Saya Anak Malaysia” tune made popular by Dr Sam and Musafir, to be in the running to win some of these exciting rewards.

To participate in the #MalaysiaPrihatin challenge, just follow these simple steps:

  • Follow @JapenTV on TikTok
  • Create original videos that reflects all things Malaysian (food, dance, make up, phrases, traditions are some examples)
  • Use the ‘Saya Anak Malaysia‘ song on TikTok (compulsory, different versions accepted)
  • Include the hashtag #MalaysiaPrihatin & tag @japentv in the caption
  • TikTok videos can either be in English or Malay

JaPen is giving away a total of RM7,300 to 11 lucky creators from the contest in two categories – which are the Open Category and the Most-Likes Category. The creators will receive an in-app notification on TikTok when the winners are announced on 24 September 2021.

  • Open Category:
    • Gold prize (1 winner): RM1,500 Cash & Certificate
    • Silver prize (1 winner): RM1,000 Cash & Certificate
    • Bronze prize (1 winner): RM800 Cash & Certificate
    • Consolation prize (7 winners): RM500 Cash & Certificate
  • Most-Likes Category:
    • 1 winner: RM500 Cash & Certificate

For more information, visit penerangan.gov.my/dbook/iktok_challenge_2021.

4 Make ‘The Good Move’ This Merdeka with Jacob’s

This Merdeka, Jacob’s is inviting everyone to record themselves performing simple movements using its new Instagram filter. Malaysians are encouraged to share their ‘movement’ videos using the hashtag #GerakanKebaikan64, tag @jacobs_malaysia in their post and challenge their family or friends to get moving. To access the Instagram filter, scan the QR code or, visit Jacob’s Malaysia’s Instagram profile (@jacobs_malaysia) for more details.


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5Astro #KitaTeguhBersama Campaign

Astro marks this National Day with the theme #KitaTeguhBersama that coincides with the company’s 25th year of serving Malaysians. As a gesture of appreciation to all customers, Astro will launch Astro 25 on Channel 100, with specially curated content featuring the best of Malaysian and Asian entertainment, premieres, blockbuster hits, and new documentaries from 16 August to 3 October 2021 on Astro TV, On Demand and Astro GO. 

For more information on Astro’s 25th anniversary offerings and #KitaTeguhBersama campaign, visit www.astro.com.my/bettertogether.

6Coway Run 2021: Run for Your Region

Kicking off on 23 September until 23 October 2021, Coway Run 2021: Run for Your Region is the first inter-regional virtual run that combines fun, healthy living, and community spirit in one exciting event. This a month-long run allows participants to run anytime and anywhere — as long as they keep their feet moving to log in those kilometres.

Being an inter-regional event, this year’s run will see participants teaming up by region (Northern, Central, Southern, East Coast and East Malaysia) for a friendly nationwide competition. Within their teams, runners are encouraged to rack up as many kilometres as they can — the team with the highest average distance per person will be crowned as the overall winner.

The run is open to all Malaysian citizens or residents aged 16 and above, and participants must register online at the Coway Run 2021 website before 23 October 2021 – ticket rate starts from RM39 per head! The first batch of 10,000 tickets had been quickly snapped up within 24 hours of launch on 21 August, but fret not as additional tickets to the event will be available soon.

To automatically record the distance covered during the run, participants can make use of the free app Strava and sync it to their Coway Run profile. Alternatively, they may also manually upload screenshots of their logs in other running or fitness apps suggested in the Coway Run website, to show their KM achieved in their Coway Run account.

For more information and sign up for the run, visit www.cowayrun.com.my.

7vivo’s “Malaysia V Boleh” Photography Contest

vivo Malaysia has kicked off a “Malaysia V Boleh” Photography Contest on Facebook and Instagram, from now until 30 August 2021 to encourage fellow Malaysians to participate and shout out their love for the country in creative ways!

Publics are invited to share their nationalism virtually through images to stand a chance to win a vivo Y20s G smartphone and other exciting gifts such as the vivo Wireless Sport Lite, robot vacuum and Rever gift box.

Themed “Merdeka”, participants are required to upload their creative photos to their Facebook or Instagram account together with the hashtags #MalaysiaVBoleh and #vivoMalaysia, and tag vivo Malaysia on Facebook and Instagram. The winners’ announcement will be made on 31 August 2021.

  • Step 1: Take a creative photo with a “National Day” element in a creative way
  • Step 2: Upload the photo to your Facebook or Instagram account (remember to set your post to public)
  • Step 3: Include the hashtags #MalaysiaVBoleh and #vivoMalaysia, and tag @vivo Malaysia’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts

8Selangor’s Heritage Trail to Kuala Selangor And Klang Districts

In conjunction with Malaysia’s 64th National Day celebration, Tourism Selangor comes up with a 1-day travel itinerary on heritage trail to Kuala Selangor and Klang Districts – the homes to various historical remains that are crucial for learning.

For Kuala Selangor District, after receiving the consent of DYMM Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Kuala Selangor District Council has now been officially declared as Kuala Selangor Municipal Council. So, together with Klang District, these are two of the most suitable destinations to visit to live up the spirit of patriotism.

  • 10.00 a.m. : Learn District’s history at Kuala Selangor District’s Historical Museum
  • 11.00 a.m. : Witness unique historical remains at Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor
  • 12.00 p.m. : Lunch with local menu at Rabitah Catering
  • 2.00 p.m. : Stop-by at a historical site; Kota Raja Mahadi
  • 3.00 p.m. : Historical tour at Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery
  • 4.00 p.m. : Visit the royal area of ​​the Alam Shah Palace
  • 5.00 p.m. : Witness unique architecture of Sultan Suleiman Royal Mosque, Klang

In an effort to protect your family and you from the Covid-19 virus, you are reminded to always continue to abide by the guidelines set by the National Security Council (NSC) including wearing face mask in public, practicing social distancing and applying hand sanitiser regularly. Please also register through the mobile application “SElangkah: Langkah Masuk Dengan Selamat” every time you visit any premises.

You can log on to Tourism Selangor’s official website at www.selangor.travel to get ideas and inspiration in planning your trip to Selangor in the future. Keep updated with Tourism Selangor by following the official social media accounts for any updates.