At exactly 09:30 on 31 August 1957, the declaration was read by the first Chief Minister of Malaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman at the Merdeka Stadium. 59 years later, our nation is a step closer to a developed status. BAZAAR is honouring Malaysia’s Independence with a special series #Merdeka2016xBAZAAR where we seek fellow Malaysians near and far on five moments, items, tokens, anecdotes that have shaped their identity as a proud Malaysian.
Admired for her grace and poise as a trail blazing female entrepreneur in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, Rozie’s humble beginnings began in the serene tropical coastlines of Borneo where she still remains as an island loyalist to her roots as a Sabahan, and Malaysian.
1. | Sunsets in Sabah
Sunsets in Sabah, takes my breath away every single time. Truly magical.
2. | Orang Utan
That time I went to Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary Center and hugged a baby orang utan.
3. | Festivities that takes place all year round
The fact that we are a melting pot of cultures and people plus we get to celebrate all sorts of different festivities all year round.
4. | Malaysia Food
The food. I crave for Malaysian food whenever I’m away.
5. | Islands and Resorts
We are blessed to have such beautiful places. Exploring our natural wildlife, being one with nature with our million years old rainforest while being on an island.