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Monday, August 31, 2009

Hari Merdeka - Malaysia's Independence Day

Today, August 31st, is Malaysia's National Day. Also Hari Kebangsaan, Hari Merdeka or Independence Day. I wish all Malaysians, local and around the world a Happy 52nd Merdeka Day. Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

Picture courtesy of 3ff.com.

Our National Flag or Jalur Gemilang (Stripes of Glory)

This year, the theme is 1Malaysia - Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian DiUtamakan (People First, Performance Now). Our current Prime Minister, YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak wishes to unite all races to live harmoniously with mutual respect and work together towards national interest.

As the Bunga Raya (Rosa Sinensis) hibiscus, can be found abundantly everywhere in Malaysia, our first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Alhaj declared it our national flower in 1960. The five petals of bunga raya symbolise the Rukunegara, our 5 Principles of Nationhood.

This yellow hibiscus is my entry for Yellow Mellow Monday. For other YMM posts around the world, please click here.

My Second Picture (1Malaysia) is my entry for Monochrome Maniacs. For other MM posts around the world, please click here.


  1. beautiful hibiscus :)

    Happy Independence Day!

  2. Happy Day!!!
    The yellow of your flag is perfect and that yellow hibiscus is gorgeous.
    Lovely images!

  3. Salam 1Malaysia & Merdeka!!!.
    Lovely picture for Merdeka Day.Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your photos are wonderful, a lovely post and I would also like to wish you a Happy 52nd Merdeka Day.

  5. Happy Independence!
    Great shots and photos.

  6. Happy Independence Day !!!!!!!

    Greetings from Finland :)

  7. Happy Independence Day! Love the yellow hibiscus.
    My MYM

  8. Seems like an aim worth having. For any country.

  9. Happy Independence Day! Great message and great hibiscus photos. We should all strive for peace around the world.

  10. The third shot is really pretty.

    Tess (life is beautiful)

  11. Beautiful shots!! Happy Merdeka Day!

  12. Hibiscus flowers are so beautiful...thanks for posting!

  13. I hope you enjoyed Independence Day. I think the hibiscus you chose to share with us is just beautiful. I hope your day is filled with sunshine.

  14. Merdeka posting is incomplete without Bunga Raya. You have done great here.

  15. The pictures here are amazing. I love them.


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