This IS Our Malaysia!
As Malaysia celebrates its 62nd year of independence, the Good News team is pleased to highlight what truly makes us Malaysians as captured by homegrown talents in the form of insightful documentaries.
Our colourful heritage
Pasar Seni (Central Market)
As a melting pot of cultures, Malaysia is home to a rich and colourful history of art and music. A hot spot for Malaysian culture is Pasar Seni. The rich historical past of Pasar Seni has been recognised and given the title of “Centre for Malaysian Culture, Heritage, Arts and Craft”.
Explore the beauty and magnificence of Pasar Seni with Mr Jeffery, an experienced tour guide in this informational documentary.
Musical Legend, Tan Sri Datuk P. Ramlee
Who can ever forget the Father of Malaysian Music, Tan Sri Datuk P. Ramlee? This documentary features different perspectives of the legend himself as told by music curators, fans and the average Malaysian.
Our diverse nation
Living with people of different races and religion has taught Malaysians to be more tolerant. Places of worship such as mosques, churches and temples can be found in every city and have even become landmark tourist attractions. One such religious landmark is Batu Caves.
Deepen your understanding of this astounding limestone cave through stories told by temple-goers, staff, and tourists. Viewers can experience the true essence of beauty of this cave and learn more about its religious significance in this documentary titled ‘Lost of Heritage’ aimed at the younger generation to honour and celebrate our religious diversity.
(On a side note, the average Malaysian certainly looks forward to public holidays due to various religious celebrations in the country!)
‘Mamak stall culture’
The love of food binds us together. This comes as no surprise as many eateries in Malaysia are open till wee hours of the morning! In fact, the ‘Mamak stall culture’ is more than just a place to gather, eat and exchange stories with friends and family. It has become part and parcel of the Malaysian lifestyle. This documentary explores the origins of this phenomenon in Malaysia and how it continues to be a symbol of unity and pride among Malaysians.
Breathtaking nature and islands
From white sandy beaches of the islands to the bio diverse tropical jungles of our interior, Malaysia is truly a beautiful land.
Watch the video above and be mesmerized by the alluring scenes of Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) – the small and tranquil island near Klang, Selangor is also a haven for seafood. The simple lifestyle of the people in Pulau Ketam may come as a surprise to many urban youngsters, as well as its rich history.
Our future Anak Malaysia
What is a country without its people? We often focus on the contribution of our predecessors that shaped Malaysia into what it is today and whose contributions will be remembered for ages to come.
The video above seeks to uncover what the average Malaysian thinks about the future generation or millennials as our future leaders, and the challenges in striving to achieve a better Malaysia for all.
Selamat Hari Merdeka, Malaysia!