Malaysia Day was commemorated and celebrated on the 16th of September. This day is a time people remember the forming of Malaysia in 1963; this took place when the Malaysian Federation was joined with the East Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah (formerly North Borneo) as well as Singapore. Interestingly, Singapore separated from this federation in 1965, while Malaysia’s Independence Day falls on 31st August and commemorates the Malayan Declaration of Independence.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, this year’s Malaysia Day celebrations took place on a more moderate scale at the Sabah International Convention Centre. Malaysians also had the chance to enjoy family time on this day which was a public holiday; those who sought the best resort Langkawi had to offer for a fun getaway had the option of staying at properties such as Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi.