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Première Hotel Announced Winners For Creative Entries Depicting A Sense Of Patriotism In Celebrating Merdeka At Home

Klang, 16th September 2021 – Première Hotel Klang, the property investment and management business under WCT Holdings Berhad (“WCT Group”) announced the winners for the ‘Merdekaku di Rumahku’ video contest. The creative and distinctive entries received showcased patriotism and a sense of national pride. 

The Most Popular entry was won by Afzuzilla Mislan from Melaka while Ke Mi Tan who hailed from Klang walked away with the Most Creative video based on their take of celebrating the 64th Merdeka at home. Tengku Salmah Tengku Firdaus Kasim from Kuala Lumpur emerged the runner-up for the Most Popular submission while Mohamad Shamil Anwar Ibrahim, from Negeri Sembilan won the Most Creative entry.

The ‘Merdekaku di Rumahku’ 60-sec video contest was launched to encourage Malaysians to showcase their sense of nationalism through creative and unique ways of celebrating Merdeka at home despite the restriction of movement order in the fight to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We surely miss the annual Merdeka celebrations that are held at Dataran Merdeka which draws people from all walks of life coming together to foster the spirit of nationalism. The current situation has not stopped the public from showcasing their love for the country as displayed through the entries received. They have definitely shown ingenuity and communicated their ideas to enliven the Merdeka spirit with their loved ones through something they love to do at home”, said Première Hotel Manager, Mr Christopher Chan.

All contestants exhibited the Jalur Gemilang in their entriessince it embodies everything we love about our country.

In the Most Popular category, Afzuzilla Mislan featured her cheerful daughter showcasing her Merdeka-inspired room décor, making DIY Merdeka-themed eye masks and dressing up in Jalur Gemilang attire. It displayed a great way to instil the value of patriotism in a fun and creative way among young children.

Tengku Salmah on the other hand, celebrated Merdeka at home reciting an inspiring, motivating patriotic poetry on unity, remembering independence and prosperity for the nation’s future.

For the Most Creative category, Ke Mi Tan showcased her Merdeka celebration at home through various activities, from TikTok Jalur Gemilang-themed face effect, wearing a Harimau Malaya jersey, to having a special Merdeka feast with her children.

Expressing the spirit through the love for food, Mohamad Shamil created a Jalur Gemilang inspired Sagu Gula Melaka dessert, with vibrant blue, yellow, red and white colours that represent the significance of hardships in the past and the fight for freedom, symbolising the authority and sovereignty of the land, as well as the peace and unity of its people.

Check out the winners’ video on the Première Hotel Facebook page.

The winners walked away with Première Hotel’s 2 Days 1 Night Stay at the Grand Deluxe Room worth RM700 for the Most Creative entry and Executive Room valued at RM660 for the Most Popular entry. The runners-up won 2 Days 1 Night Stay at the Deluxe Room worth RM510 and Superior Room at RM510, respectively.

Commenting about appreciating the independence we have inherited, Mr Christopher further added, “As we take time to reminisce about the past and shape the future, Première Hotel believes in the importance of remembering our values and the significance of historical events that unify us to date.  It is vital for us to continue upholding our sense of patriotism, and appreciate the sacrifices of our forefathers that has enabled us to experience peace, prosperity, independence and sovereignty.”

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