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Gembira Anthem

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CIANG TENG

With a decade of experience producing festive songs, singer-songwriter and album producer Ciang Teng has 7 albums under his helm, countless awards and achievements, plus numerous collaborations with artists both local and abroad!

The word “unity” was the main pillar for me when composing this song while the historical triumph of Dato' Lee Chong Wei in the All England Championship was my main inspiration. That was one of the many great occasion where Malaysians regardless of their background united for a great cause. We cheered, screamed and jumped! I even spilled my teh tarik! I believe the unity spirit that we share is like a magic wand that is able to clear all obstacle and help us as a nation to achieve beyond our imagination. I hope this song will be able to unite and inspire all fellow anak-anak Malaysia to make our beautiful country better, together!

WAN RONGAK

Wan Rongak also known as Red One in the songwriting industry, is a songwriter with years of experience contributing to the local music industry as a collaborator in numerous bands, musical groups, international artists as well as Akademi Fantasia.

I was inspired by the team spirit of among Malaysians regardless of race, religion and appearance. So, in the lyrics, I infused elements of how our unity brings out a great cause to celebrate and rejoice as one!  I hope this song becomes an anthem of joy and unity for the nation, the sort that you’d hear people whistling in the streets!

COMPOSER

Ciang Teng

LYRICIST

Wan Rongak

Gembira Facts

Discover these insightful Malaysian fun facts including our proud moments, culture food and nature!

LOCAL FAVOURITES!

  • DURIAN

    We all know that the durian is our King of Fruits, but did you know that its name originated from the Malay word duri, which means thorns? The durian also has two cousins – the much smaller red and orange durians boast sharper spikes and a stronger taste than their green cousins!

  • WHITE COFFEE

    White coffee, a unique Malaysian blend, is created in the 1950’s when Hainanese coffee aficionados in Ipoh created a new recipe by adding margarine into their coffee bean's roasting process.

  • ROTI CANAI

    Roti canai, or roti kosong, is in fact an original Malaysian Indian dish! We are also spoilt for choices with roti boom, roti tisu, and so much more!

  • NASI LEMAK

    Nasi lemak is our national dish. Wrapped in banana leaves, newspaper or brown paper, nasi lemak is a versatile dish that works with just about any combination of sambal, curry, cucumber slices, ikan bilis, roasted peanuts, fried egg and so much more!

  • SARAWAK LAKSA

    Sarawak laksa is the subtler cousin of the curry laksa, made using a laksa paste consisting of sambal belacan, tamarind, lemongrass, herbs, spices and a dash of coconut milk. This unique balance of flavours that has charmed celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain so much that he named it the ‘Breakfast of Gods’!

  • CHAR KUEY TEOW

    Penang’s iconic char kuey teow is cook with a combination of fried tauge, cockles, prawns, chilli and more as a quick, energy-rich and irresistible food for labourers, farmers, fisherman and cockle-pickers.

  • KEPAYANG

    Kepayang, also known as the football fruit or keluak, is an Iban and Peranakan favourite that has to be specially prepared as the nuts are poisonous if eaten raw! The preparation process involves forty days of boiling and burying, which turns the seeds from white to black!

  • PUTU PIRING

    Putu piring, a local Malay adaptation of putu mayam, are round cakes made of ground rice flour, bursting with gula Melaka in the centre! Steamed to perfection and topped with freshly grated coconut, putu piring is designed to literally melt in your mouth!

  • BAMBANGAN

    Bambangan fruit, also known as wild mango for its strong smell, is a versatile cooking ingredient for Sabahans as its pulp can be cooked with fish and its seed can be grated and mixed into meat dishes!

  • KEROPOK LEKOR

    Keropok lekor, an irresistible snack made with a mixture of ikan parang or ikan kembong, sago flour, salt, water, ice cubes and pandan leaves, is one of Malaysia’s favorite snacks!

JUST MALAYSIAN THINGS!

  • RINGGIT AND SEN

    Before our currency was named ringgit and sen, they were known as dollars and cents – the 10 sen was also known as kupang in Malay particularly in northen Malaysia, poat in Hokkien, and jiao in Mandarin.

  • MAMAK

    The term mamak is normally used to refer to Indian-Muslim eateries in Malaysia, while yumcha literally means ‘drink tea’ in Cantonese and normally refers to “teatime”. With an array of drinks such as teh tarik and kopi O, yumcha at a mamak to anak-anak Malaysia has become a need, not a desire! (Image via The Star Online)

  • THE FRIENDLIEST FOLKS

    We, as anak-anak Malaysia, have a tendency of addressing just about anyone with familial terms such as abang, kakak, uncle, and auntie!

  • BABA NYONYA

    Among Peranakans, the term baba was originally used by Malay speakers to affectionately address their grandparents, while nyonya derived from the Portugese word donha, which means “lady”. You may experience the rich Peranakan culture for yourself in Penang and Melaka!

  • OUR MANGLISH

    The latest edition of Oxford English Dictionary includes Malay-Manglish words such as rendang, mamak, atas (high social status), char kuey teow, kopitiam, and ang pow, among others!

  • MULTICULTURAL HOLIDAYS

    Malaysia is often listed as one of the countries with the most public holidays in the world, thanks to our multicultural holidays such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Deepavali, and Chinese New Year!!

  • NGAJAT

    Ngajat is a traditional Iban dance performed by warriors returning from battle. These days, it is performed to celebrate Gawai and to welcome guests into the longhouse.

  • KAAMATAN

    Kaamatan is a harvest festival celebrated annually in Sabah where the Kadazan-Dusun community gather to perform traditional sports and ceremonies such as arm wrestling, blowpipe shooting and catapult contests!

  • 24-FESTIVAL DRUMS

    24-festival drum is a Malaysian performing art where each of the 24 orders represent the 24 solar terms in ancient China’s agricultural calendar. Theoriginal drumming style was choreographed to depict the movement of farmers.

EVERLASTING GEMBIRA AND PRIDE!

  • 2016’S FIFA PUSKAS AWARD

    2016’s FIFA Puskás Award went to our very own Mohd Faiz Subri, whose brilliant swerving free kick won him millions of votes from fans across the globe! (Image via The Star Online)

  • 2016’s WORLD’S FUNNIEST PERSON

    Emerging triumphant over four other finalists, comedian Harith Iskander earned the title of Funniest Person In The World in 2016!

  • POCKET ROCKETMAN

    Nicknamed “The Pocket Rocketman”, Mohd Azizulhasni bin Awang is the first Malaysian professional track cyclist to win a medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics and at the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships! (Image via The Star Online)

  • THE LONGEST RUG EVER

    The longest rug ever was handcrafted by over 400 female weavers from Sarawak’s Bakun, Murum and Baram communities. The rug is long enough to cover Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the tallest waterfall in the world! (Image via Sarawak Energy Berhad)

  • UNITED NATIONS YOUNG LEADERS

    29-year-old Dr Mohd Lutfi Fadil Lokman was among the 17 young people selected as United Nations Young Leaders from a list of 18,000 nominations from across 186 countries! (Image via United Nations)

  • THE FIRST ARM TRANSPLANT ON A BABY

    In 2000, a team of daring physicians led by Malaysia’s Dr. V. Pathmanathan successfully conducted the first arm transplant on a one-month-old baby.

  • 29TH SEA GAMES

    The 29th Southeast Asian Games will take place in Kuala Lumpur from 19 to 31 August 2017 – our sixth time hosting the biennial game! That’s not all – the closing of SEA Games is wonderfully timed to coincide with our Merdeka Day Celebration! (Image via The Star Online)

  • RIO OLYMPICS

    Malaysia participated in Rio Olympics 2016 with our highest medal tally yet – a total of 5 medals (4 silver 1 bronze)! Our winning categories include Men’s Badminton Doubles, Men’s Badminton Singles, Women’s Synchronised 10-Metre Platform Diving, and Men’s Cycling Keirin!

  • RAISING AWARENESS OF THE REFUGEE SITUATION IN MALAYSIA

    Heidi Quah, at the tender age of 23, will be recognised by Queen Elizabeth II for her efforts in raising awareness of the refugee situation in Malaysia! (Image via The Star Online)

  • OVER 20 GOLD MEDALS AT WCOPA

    Represented by 17 performers well-versed in the arts of dance, instruments, and vocals, Team Malaysia bagged over 20 gold medals at the 21st World Championships of Performing Arts in 2017, having competed against 60 countries in front of 75 judges! (Image via The Star Online)

IT’S IN OUR NATURE!

  • RAFFLESIA

    Known as the largest single flower of any flowering plant, Rafflesia has an unpredictable bloom season that lasts a maximum of 6 days.

  • SUN BEARS

    Malayan sun bears have been observed sleeping high above ground on platforms made of leaves and branches, earning them the nickname basindo nan tenggil, which means “he who likes to sit high”.

  • MOUNT KINABALU NATIONAL PARK

    Mount Kinabalu National Park is home to over 5,000 species of plants, more than North America and Europe combined, while Mount Kinabalu itself stands tall as the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago!

  • MALIAU BASIN

    Maliau Basin, also known as Sabah’s Lost World, was discovered in 1947 by a British pilot as he flew over the Borneo state. It is an excellent place for jungle trekking and bird watching, while nature explorers can also take a dip at the majestic 7-tier Maliau Falls!

  • SARAWAK CHAMBER

    The Sarawak Chamber is considered to be the largest known underground cave chamber in the world. The huge size of the cave passage can hold London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral!

  • EMPURAU

    Empurau, the most expensive edible fish in Malaysia also known as Wang Bu Liao (The Unforgettable), sustains themselves on fruits! Its unique diet gives them a sweet and delicate taste, while its high price comes from its increasing rarity – the most expensive of which costs a whopping RM7,000!

  • PROBOSCIS MONKEY

    Tourists and researchers across the world travel to Sabah just to take a look at the proboscis monkey, which boasts a distinctively long nose and a swollen stomach that functions similarly as a cow’s digestive tract!

  • GUA TEMPURUNG

    With five massive domes filled with breathtaking calcium, marble, stalagmite and other rock formations, the 10,000-year-old Gua Tempurung boasts one-of-a-kind wonders found only in this part of the world

  • SKY MIRROR

    Kuala Selangor’s dream-like Sky Mirror has been quite the rage recently, but you should know that the phenomenon only occurs around the 1st and 15th day of each lunar month, when the low tides allow for the emergence of a shallow, hidden island!

  • INCREDIBLE ISLANDS

    Malaysia has a total of 878 islands! Three of which – Tanjung Rhu, Tioman Island, and Pulau Perhentian Kecil – are listed on CNN Travel’s World’s Top 100 Beaches! Our amazing islands are also home to numerous diving spots, particularly in the southeast region of Sabah and the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia!

Our Happy Influencers

Meet our #AnakAnakMalaysia influencers to get their insightful thoughts and feelings of being a Malaysian!

Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye

Organising Chairman of #AnakAnakMalaysia2017 Campaign

Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin

Chairman of Eco World Development Group Berhad

Datuk Fu Ah Kiow

Chairman of Star Media Group Berhad
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Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai

GMD & CEO of Star Media Group Berhad
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Datuk Santokh Singh

Former National Football Player

Dr.Lyana Khairuddin

HIV Scientist

Low Ngai Yuen

Founder of WOMEN:girls

Leona Chin

Malaysian Professional Motorsport Athlete

Jerryson Abraham Doss

Founder of Viva Starfish Project

Collin Swee

Founder of Projek 57

Chan Fong

988 DJ

Ciang Teng

Composer

Thanuja Ananthan

Former Miss Malaysia

Resh

Celebrity

Datuk Hassan Sani

Former National Football Player

Datuk James Wong

Former National Football Player

Low Wee Wern

National Squash Player

Reggie Lee

Cartoonist

Syed Sadiq Albar

Founder of Projek 57

Chong Chye Neo

MD of IBM Malaysia

Datuk Soh Chin Aun

Former National Football Player

Karamjit Singh

Professional RaceDriver

Philip Golingai

Editor

Christy Ng

Founder of ChristyNg.com

Keith Kee

Founder of Keith Kee Couture

Bernie Chan

Model & Actress

Shareen Shariza bt Dato' Abdul Ghani

CEO of TalentCorp Malaysia

Michael Teoh Su Lim

Motivational Speaker & Founder of Thriving Talents

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