On August 31, 1957, Malaya's first Prime Minister, Allahyarham Tunku Abdul Rahman proudly declared the independence of Malaya (now Malaysia) by shouting out 'Merdeka' seven times at the Merdeka Stadium. The Federation of Malaysia, comprising Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore was to be officially declared on 31 August 1963. Singapore became an independent country in 1965.
Keith and I feel an affinity with Malaysia as both our fathers had military service in this country (and I spent time at Butterworth as a child).
Geoff from Pussyfoot caught the ferry from Langkawi and spent a couple of days on board waiting for his Thailand visa.
It was time to dress ship as we had prime position alongside the walkways.
|Flags in celebration|
|Old tiles and pictures going|
|Geoff supervises shelf building|
then had them finished back in Australia...
This was our first visit to the Penang Adventist Hospital recommended for dentistry.The prices are excellent, the service outstanding and it became a regular stopover for us.
|Penang by night|
|Penang by day|
Great news! Team Australia won the Merdeka trophy at the first Malaysia International Fireworks Competition! They presented a showcase themed 'Aurora Australie'.
May all your bars be wooden and well-stocked!