Merdeka spirit is definitely something that you need to have for this month. It is even more suiting because the month of August is the Merdeka month and people especially Malaysians have to reignite the spirit of the best they can. Let us all do that together!
There are several different methods that can be done to get back the Merdeka spirit. For example, people could binge-watch all the patriotic movies with family members and friends. Other than that, people also could keep on listening to patriotic songs over and over again to really understand the true meaning of the lyrics. Another method is by visiting patriotic places all over Malaysia.
Playing tourist in the country while strengthening the feeling of love towards Malaysian history would be a great idea to do. Worry not if you do not have any idea which places to go. This is because this article would really help you in starting your own journey.
Patriotic Places To Visit For The Sake Of Your Merdeka Spirit
1) Penang War Museum
For this first place, it is called the Penang War Museum. This would be one of the best places for many people to witness and also to learn more about the different colonizations that have been done in the country before. Other than you can enhance your very own patriotic spirit here, you can also expose yourselves to the scary paranormal experience that many people have talked about that usually happen at the Penang War Museum. To those who are interested in going, this place is specifically located in Penang.
Address: No Lot 1350, Mukim 12, 11960 Batu Maung, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Fee: Citizen (RM22 for adults and RM12 for children), Non-Citizen (RM28 for adults and RM20 for children)
Operation Hour: Monday to Sunday, from 9 am until 11 pm
2) National Archive Of Malaysia
The National Archive of Malaysia would be one of the places for you to easily get information and knowledge about the history of Malaysia. In the year 1982, this place established its own current location in Jalan Duta. The place is indeed so easy to go to and all the facilities provided in the place are helpful for visitors to learn many things. Try to spend a day there for a better experience.
Address: Kompleks Kerajaan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-6209 0600
3) Malacca Sultanate Palace
This is one of the most beautiful places that holds a lot of histories about Malaysia. It is especially the history of Malacca. If you wanted to feel more patriotic and also appreciative of what our ancestors have done towards the country to make it become the way it is right now, you should surely go here with all your family members and also your friends. So excited to be learning there.
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Fee: Locals (RM3.00), Foreigners (RM5.00), Children (RM2.00)
Operation Hour: Tuesday to Sunday from 9am until 6pm, Closed on Mondays
Without a doubt, this is a very well-known place to be visited by so many locals and also foreigners. If you spend your time there while reading the information about the building, you will surely gain a lot of knowledge on history. Not just barely about the building but the story that comes with it as well. Indirectly, the Merdeka spirit in you will also increases as you learn more on it.
Address: Jalan Kota | Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Operation Hour: 24 hours every day
5) National Monument
This National Monument holds a very important story about the country’s history. The monument really shows the soldiers that help to make Malaysia the place that it is nowadays. That will be a harmonious and also a safe place to live in. That is the reason why this National Monument is one of the most important places to go if you wanted to enhance the patriotic spirit in your life.