Monday, August 31, 2015

Malaysia celebrates National Day today

Today, August 31, Malaysia celebrates 58 years of Independence. This year, Kuala Lumpur is the venue for the celebration and Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square was where the National Day Parade was held this morning.

Google Malaysia commemorated this year's National Day with a “teh tarik” doodle.

Why "teh tarik"? Google explains, "Deep within a Malaysian street market, a teamaker spins a metal cup towards the sky. In mid-air, he turns it just so, and out pours a hot mix of tea and condensed milk. The drink speeds towards the ground - until another cup swoops in, scooping it out of the air. The tea is saved, and the wide-eyed crowd bursts into cheers!

"This is the ritual of 'teh tarik,' the national drink of Malaysia. Brewed hot, it cools and thickens as it’s slung back and forth between the teamaker’s special mixing cups. It’s not only delicious to drink, but a delight to watch. That’s why we chose it for the Malaysian Independence Day doodle, illustrated by guest artist Alyssa Winans," it said. (Courtesy of The Star)

Pictures above courtesy of The Star where more pictures can be viewed.

You may also be interested in the Malaysia National Day celebration two years ago, in 2013

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