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Merdeka Videos Roundup: 10 Of Our Top Picks For 2022

Merdeka Videos Roundup: 10 Of Our Top Picks For 2022

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Malaysians are the foundation of what makes the country. Our united spirit despite the political climate, bonding over food, overcoming barriers of language and culture, sharing inside jokes that only we will get, and striving towards maintaining our peace and harmony are deeply ingrained in us. 

To celebrate 65 years of Independence, let’s take a look at some of our favourite Merdeka videos from this year:


Breaking the stereotype that our future generation will not amount to anything, this video inspired by true stories of our young Malaysians proves that they can take our nation to greater heights than we could’ve possibly imagined while keeping old traditions alive.


In line with keeping old traditions alive, this story of an independence hero, Ibu Zain, is told via a 360° interactive Wayang Kulit performance. The performance narrated by her daughter, Fadzilah Amin, shows us that it’s possible to use technology to enhance the creativity of local storytelling.


Because Makan is Malaysian by HappyFresh perfectly depicts what Malaysia is best known for – food! Three Malaysians showcase their favourite local dishes and tell us what being a Malaysian means to them.


Inspired by real messages displayed by Grab drivers and their delivery partners, Percayalah tells us that no matter how bad your day is, there is always a reason to get back up and try again tomorrow. Starring actual Grab drivers, this heartwarming video encourages us to believe things will get better – if we just keep going.


This 5-minute short story follows a little boy named Haikal as he completes an assignment to write a poem about what independence truly means. As he takes a stroll around his neighborhood, the sights and sounds from his encounters with different people teaches him (and us) that the real meaning of Merdeka is our ability to accept and love one another.


In this comical story set in a mamak, Amer orders a roti canai with cili sos that puzzles and borderline offends everyone in the shop. But when he stands to make his ‘case’ in a very entertaining makeshift courtroom trial, the takeaway lesson is to learn to accept everyone’s unique preferences, even if it doesn’t align with ours.

Air Selangor

5 kids tell us the Merdeka story with added bits from their own imagination in this super-cute and humorous video by Air Selangor. We definitely never expected to see Tunku hold an iPhone, but hey, there’s no better way for them to learn freedom than letting their minds run ‘free’!


This incredibly touching 4-minute story follows a group of children doing a ‘Show & Tell’ for a class activity on what they would invent to progress Malaysia. While most kids drew skyscrapers and flying Myvis, Haziq drew a ‘magic robot’ that can cook, clean and babysit so that his classmate Meng can come back to school.


Narrated by Nurin Amalin, a 19-year-old para-athlete who lost her sight when she was 10, Gemilang Bersama takes us through the true meaning of each color in the Jalur Gemilang and the values they represent to her.


This short 1-minute video by Perodua shows no matter how far we go across the globe, Malaysians will always be Malaysians. From our taste buds to the way we speak, our nationality always shines through and we’re unapologetic about it.

Which ones of these ads are your favourite? Selamat Hari Kebangsaan, everyone!

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