Merdeka season is here and there will be a series of exciting events happening in August – September 2023. From a book festival, and a lively bazaar to an interesting exhibition, all of it opens for the public to enjoy the Merdeka month together with their family and friends.
6 Merdeka Events In 2023
Hit the road and participate in these Merdeka events spanning from August to September 2023!
1. Festival Buku Merdeka 2023 (31 August – 3 September 2023)
Image via Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur
Festival Buku Merdeka 2023 will be held at Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala Lumpur from 31 August until 3 September 2023. There will be more than 30 book booths and brands such as PTS, JIWA, FIXI, Hijannah, and more for you to dive in and buy books.
Visitors will never get bored at the Festival Buku Merdeka 2023 because there will be a lot of entertainment such as book launching, busking, poetry recitation, and even a kid’s coloring competition to have fun. For more info, check out their Instagram and Facebook.
2. Merdeka Kita: Pasar Nostalgia (31 August – 3 September 2023)
Images via Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Merdeka Kita: Pasar Nostalgia is an event that will bring us back to the history and cultures of Malaysia. The event will be located at Central Market, Kuala Lumpur from 31 August until 3 September 2023.
Available activities in Merdeka Kita: Pasar Nostalgia:
- Traditional games
- Cultural performances
- Wayang kulit performances
- Film screenings
3. Seiring Sejalan Cartoon Exhibition (11 August – 30 September 2023)
Image via Majlis Keselamatan Negara
Searching for some arts and activities in one place for this Merdeka month? Check out the Seiring Sejalan Cartoon Exhibition that will be held at Level 2, Fahrenheit88 from 14 August until 30 September 2023. This exhibition will be open to the public from 11am – 7pm.
Some of the activities in the exhibition:
- Caricatures by local talents
- Cartoon drawing demonstrations
- Basic comic workshops
- Jawi comic workshops
- Lovely mascots appearance of ‘Awang Kenit’, ‘Keluangman’, and ‘Robozeta’
If you need a place to chill, they also have a 2D Pop-Up Cafe The Bean for you to enjoy their food and beverages. This will be a great plan for your family and friends for this Merdeka month. Visit the Seiring Sejalan Cartoon Exhibition now! For more info, kindly visit Fahrenheit88’s Instagram and Facebook.
4. Merdeka Lifestyle Bazaar (23 August – 3 September 2023)
Image via @sungeiwangplaza
One of the exciting events for this Merdeka is Merdeka Lifestyle Bazaar which will be located at Sungei Wang Plaza from 23 August until 3 September 2023. For your information, there are more than 50 small and local businesses with handmade products, accessories, snacks and food, gifts, and more at the event.
Other entertainment activities for the public to participate:
- Merdeka Dance Challenge
- Muhibbah Drum Performance
- National Flower Making Workshop
Visitors will spot vibrant and beautiful decorations that are perfect for Instagram pictures. What are you waiting for? Come to Merdeka Lifestyle Bazaar now! Visit their Website and Instagram for more info.
5. Pesta Merdeka (9 September 2023)
Images via Scientex Melaka
Wondering what to do after Merdeka day? Get ready and join the Pesta Merdeka at Scientex, Melaka which will be held on 9 September 2023 from 11am to 5pm. Kindly visit their Facebook and Instagram for more info about the events.
People will get to participate and enjoy themselves in lucky draws, a free buffet, a Charlie Chaplin magic show, and a face painting activity. For kids, there will be a colouring competition, a children’s fashion show, game booths, and Transformer mascots to entertain them. Bring your family and friends to have fun together in Pesta Merdeka!
6. Merdeka Fiesta (9 September 2023)
Merdeka Fiesta 2023 is coming for you this 9th September 2023! As mentioned on the poster, there will be a Unity Run, Unity Concert, and Food Fiesta which will promise a fun and joyful experience for all the participants. Join them and don’t forget to have fun! For more info, check out their Instagram and Facebook.
Here is the fee for the event:
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(Coupon & Purchasable At APU Only)
There will be merchandise such as tiny towels and T-shirts that visitors can purchase at the Merdeka Fiesta 2023. It will be held at Asia Pacific University on 9 September 2023 from 5am to 2pm.
All these Merdeka events are one of the constant messages to keep Malaysia united as people come around to celebrate their freedom and unity. Invite your family and friends and take in the panorama of Merdeka activities that run in August and September. It’s a time to celebrate not just the past, but also the present and promising future of Malaysia.