Can’t Wait To Get Into the Christmas Spirit?
Although Malaysia is not exactly your ideal place for a white Christmas, the spirit of the season is still felt all around! – no wonder, it is known as the wonderful time of the year! Every Malaysian, no matter who they are, where they are from, what they do, look forward to join in the festive merrymaking come December. And like any country, Malaysia has its own special way of celebrating Christmas.
Since we are just 7 days away from Christmas, Team Goodnews Malaysia highlights 7 ways, Malaysians get into the festive spirit #wowda
Christmas Fireworks Galore!
On Christmas Eve, when the clock strikes midnight, Malaysians everywhere celebrate Christmas the Malaysian way, with tons of fireworks lighting up the night sky. Were you getting ready for an early night? Too bad, with all the lights and revelry, we doubt you’ll be getting any sleep till way past midnight! So just join in and enjoy!
Ang Pow Lah, Better
Choosing the perfect gift for your friends and family can be quite a hassle. Most Malaysians get around this problem by giving out money in red packets or Ang Pows instead. We all know what we want for Christmas, so why not buy it ourselves with the money from Ang Pows? It just makes sense. Minimum amount – RM10.00, please. Thank you! 🙂
Indulge in Local Food
If there is one thing Malaysia is known for, it’s our food, and during the festive season, you’re sure to get a banquet’s worth of it. Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, which means a diverse array of food. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the type of food you get to savour during Christmas – Malay, Chinese, Indian, Western, Indonesian, you name it, and we’ve got em’ all! Fancy some Devil Curry instead of Roast Turkey, perhaps?
Time To Travel Local
Every major occasion is an opportunity to go out sightseeing to fully experience the festive season. Malaysians have our own hotspots such as Suria KLCC, Berjaya Times Square and Pavillion. And not just in the city, we like to travel out of town, too. Some of us like to take the family away from the hustle of the city and go to places like Cameron Highlands, Langkawi or Penang. However, no matter where we go, there will always be that festive buzz!
Shop Till You Drop
Of course, one of the things most people look forward to at Christmas is the year-end sales. With discounts up to 50 to 80%, we all turn into shopaholics and end up in a shopping frenzy. A great way to indulge and recharge for the new year while putting those Ang Pow packets to good use!
Light Up The World
Fireworks are not the only thing we light up on Christmas. During this time of the year, you will find tons of Christmas lights coming alive and creating a jolly holiday mood. Every mall in every corner of the country will have its own Christmas tree with lights and decorations which makes for a great photo opportunity for the entire family!
One Love, One Celebration
Like any other occasion in Malaysia, we celebrate Christmas with everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from. This is one trait that makes Malaysia truly unique. Whether it is Deepavali, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya or Christmas, we always celebrate holidays together as one!
Let’s embrace the true spirit of Christmas and spread peace, joy and love to all those around as we embark into a new decade!