2023 seems to have flown by and it will be time to celebrate our 66th year of independence in a matter of days. If you’re feeling the Merdeka spirit already, you can check out our list of 5 Things To Do This Month to Celebrate Merdeka.

It’s also always a good opportunity to reflect on our spirit of unity and love of our beloved country with some…fireworks! Check out our list here:

1. Suria KLCC

The greatest display of the nation will naturally be held at our greatest landmark. Suria KLCC will be hosting a series of events ‘The Expressions of Merdeka’ with lights, fireworks, art, movies, and music set under the iconic Kuala Lumpur skyline.

16 August to 16 September | 8pm to 10pm

At night, take a stroll to see the illuminated trees and enjoy a light and sound show at the KLCC Lake Symphony Water Fountain. Plus, don’t miss the PETRONAS Twin Towers illuminated in Merdeka colours on Merdeka eve at Esplanade in the park

30 August, Esplanade KLCC Park

Marvel at the spectacular fireworks show and check out performances by artists such as Aina Abdul, Dayang Nurfaizah, Faizal Tahir, Dato’ David Arumugam, and more you count down to Merdeka!

Visit their website for more information.

2. Resorts World Genting

The weather has been scorching lately, right? Yes, we feel you (or rather feel the heat) so why not take a drive one hour outside of KL to the hilltop? Join in the countdown just before midnight at Gohtong Way with a pyrotechnic show. The fireworks display is subject to weather conditions so keep your fingers crossed it doesn’t rain or get too misty! It will be rescheduled to 31 August at 8.00pm otherwise.

If you’ve visited the resort, you’ve probably also seen the free SkySymphony show of 1,001 kinetic balls which are perfectly synchronised to lights and music to create spectacular shapes. On 30 August at 8.30 pm, a new spellbinding show ‘Merdeka Cara Kita’ is set to premiere.

3. Anggun City Street Mall, Rawang

With performances such as an LED Butterfly Dance, Fire Eater Show, Illusionist Show, and more, this is an outing for the whole family. Plus, there will be carnival game booths, face painting, and more. The climax of the celebration is of course the countdown with fireworks.

Date: 30th August 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00 PM onwards

Location: Anggun City Covered Piazza

4. Dataran Sejarah Ayer Keroh, Melaka.

Head there at 8.00pm onwards to catch performances such by Tarian Sirih Pinang, Dibae the Sheikh Band, Aishah The Sibling, Karnival Agro Madani, and Gendang 42 Musim and enjoy a fireworks show when the clock strikes midnight.

5. Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri Johor

On 30 August, check out the Ambang Merdeka Concert, the attempt at making the largest-ever Merdeka cake for the Guinness World Records, and of course the fireworks.

6. Bonus: Merdeka Parade in Putrajaya

Remember the Abang Bomba clip that went viral last year? We still haven’t forgotten about These 10 Videos & Pictures of Frontliners Serving the Country & Serving Looks at the Merdeka Parade. In case you didn’t know, the 2023 Merdeka Day parade will be held in Putrajaya at 7.00am with the theme of “Malaysia Madani: Tekad Perpaduan, Penuhi Harapan”. There will be an aerial display, acrobatic stunts, a parade including army tanks, and performances by artists Jaclyn Victor, Suki Low, and Zizi Kirana.

Last year, a lot of cute doggies also captured the hearts of many Malaysians and this year, you can expect to see cute pups again! A total of 118 PDRM dogs and horses will also be taking part in the parade.

Remember to wear blue, red, or yellow and have a safe time at the celebrations! Selamat Hari Merdeka!

Image credit: Resorts World Genting, facebook.com/SuriaKLCCMall