The clock struck at midnight signalling a new day. But, this was no ordinary new day. It was the day the Union Jack was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted in its place. It was the day the country took its shackles off the British administration and decided time had come for it to be an independent and sovereign nation. It was the day, people all over the country chanted ‘Merdeka’ (freedom) seven times. It was the beginning of a new era. It was 31 August 1957.Read Zine →
Turning Back Time – Can you read Braille?
A tactile writing system used by the visually-impaired, Braille is celebrated worldwide on this day in conjunction with the birthday of its founder, Louis Braille.
Turning Back Time – First Commonwealth Games in Asia
In 1998, Malaysia became the first Asian country to host the 16th Commonwealth Games at its capital, Kuala Lumpur. The 98 Games was also the...read more →