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United we live

Living in a diverse, multiracial society, Malaysians are continuously trying to forge unity among people of different upbringings through various means. “Gotong-royong” together Historically, Malaysians lived in communities based on racial identities. In more modern times, industrialisation and modernisation has led to more diverse neighbourhoods. A committee is usually formed among members of the neighbourhood […]

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Kongsi Raya

Do you know that some major festivals in Malaysia may occur at around the same period? This phenomenon is most commonly referred to as “Kongsi Raya”, referring to the fact that Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Aidilfitri may occur close to one another. The phrase “Kongsi Raya” was first coined in 1996, during an […]