Videos Merdeka & Malaysia Day 2020

The Tribe Women of Kelantan

September 12, 2020

Kelantan is dubbed "Negeri Cik Siti Wan Kembang" after the legendary Malay queen who ruled the region in the 16th century. The impacts of female empowerment from her reign is still seen today, in the entrepreneurial spirit of the Kelantanese women. This Merdeka, we celebrate the strength and resilience of the Kelantanese women who are the backbone of their local economy. This video is a part of BFM's Pride of Malaysia series in celebration of Merdeka & Malaysia Day, featuring 14 stories from 14 states. Tag and shout out to the strong women in your life. #Merdeka #MalaysiaDay #Kelantan #entrepreneurs #womenempowerment #PrideOfMalaysia

Ikat Limar: Terengganu's Queen of Textiles

September 23, 2020

Kain Limar was once a fabric worn primarily by the nobles between the 17th - 19th century. Today, the art of weaving Kain Limar is all but gone as there is no documentation of its practices and development. This Malaysia Day month, we bring the ancient art of Limar to life and celebrate the unique heritage of Terengganu and the East Coast in BFM's #PrideOfMalaysia series.

Zee Avi: "My Land, My Songs"

September 23, 2020

\On this Malaysia Day, Sarawakian singer-songwriter Zee Avi talks to us about her identity, how her home and her experiences inform her songwriting, and her pride as a Malaysian. Listen to #TheEveningEdition podcast for the interview with Zee Avi: