#JalurGemilangChallenge among activities lined up ahead of Merdeka, Malaysia Day

Here’s a new TikTok challenge for you.

Record a 30-second video accompanied by the Jalur Gemilang song. Wave the Jalur Gemilang in the video. And add a caption to challenge three of your friends to do the same.

That, pretty much, is the #JalurGemilangChallenge initiated by the Information Department of Malaysia.

The contest, which ends on Aug 27, at 11.59pm, will see 10 winners selected based on the most number of ‘likes’.

This is just one of the many activities initiated by the department in conjunction with Merdeka. Several people have also put up pictures and videos of themselves with the Jalur Gemilang on other social media platforms, complete with the hashtags #JalurGemilangChallenge and #DemiNegara.

Here are some of the other activities lined up:

My Doodle @Merdeka colouring contest
Dates: From Aug 10-Sept 14
Categories: 5-12 years old; 13-17 years old
Prizes: RM150 to RM1,500

Klik @Merdeka 2021 photography contest
Dates: From Aug 1-Sept 16
Theme: Malaysia Prihatin
Categories: 13-21 years old; Open
Prizes: RM300 to RM2,000

Mural @Merdeka
Dates: From Aug 1-Sept 10
Categories: 13-17 years old; 18-23 years old
Theme: Malaysia Prihatin
Prizes: RM200 to RM1,500

Children’s storytelling competition
Dates: From Aug 1-Sept 10
Theme: Demi Malaysia
Prizes: RM250-RM1,500

Ilham Merdeka TikTok Challenge
Dates: From Aug 24-Sept 16
Categories: Open; Most ‘likes’ video
Prizes: RM400 to RM1,500

Dekorasi Kraf Merdeka
Dates: From Aug 1-Aug 31
Category: Open to all
Prizes: RM500-RM1,500

To know more about the Merdeka and Malaysia Day events, visit Merdeka360.my.

The country celebrates its 64th Merdeka Day on Aug 31 after gaining independence in 1957, while Malaysia Day will be celebrated on Sept 16.