#kitasamahero

INTRODUCING OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, MOTHERS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

For 60 years since independence, countless everyday heroes have contributed to building this beloved nation of ours.

Let us celebrate their undying love and dedication with the #kitasamahero Timeline:
A showcase featuring extraordinary everyday Malaysians

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Hanging with the "Flying Singh" himself

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Your Stories

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Richard

My real hero, Jeffrey Gomez. He gave his life to his family and lived it to the fullest.

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2016

From Kopi O to Cappuccinos, these heroes worked behind-the-scenes to accompany the classic Malaysian conversation.

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2015

You see a 'blank space'. She sees a cosy room - begging to be filled with memorable moments.

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2014

These underrated heroes boldly reinterpret pre-Merdeka heirlooms for a modern, yet heritage-proud, crowd.

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2013

From sketching to cutting and sewing, this hero spends hours away from the limelight - before stunning the world with bold, Malaysian designs.

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2012

Heading to classrooms or boardrooms, these savvy heroes conquer congestion - thanks to one of the world’s most advanced MRTs.

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2011

You don't know me. You won't see me. But I'm letting you to see the nation through my eyes.

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2010

Cut. Perm. Dye. Repeat. This hero takes on bad hair days, and transforms them into Malaysians - ready to take on the world.

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2009

Dangdut, Dikir Barat, Nobat - no one does our country prouder than one who interprets the beauty of our culture in song.

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2008

Malaysia is home to so many tongues and tribes. But they know a special kind of language that transcends all.

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2007

We can switch them on or off, but a hero’s commitment makes them the best company through the worst traffic jams.

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2006

All heroes fight a battle to save lives. Not all of them do it with weapons.

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2005

That listening ear. The problem solver. A true hero is seldom seen, hardly remembered, but fully ready to serve.

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2004

What does it take to make someone’s day? The gift of music in places least expected. Come rain or shine.

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2003

We can see this as a humble job, or the pride of serving up true Malaysian heritage in a bowl.

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2002

When we celebrate the nation's bright sparks, who do we think of?

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2001

Behind each test tube is a hero whose heart is set on making lives stronger and healthier - many of whom she will never know.

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2000

Unknowingly, their passion for a sport has made the nation united even more. They make us believe that We Can.

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1999

From checking on every little connection, to forging the way towards the nation’s vision.

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1998

Building a nation takes a special kind of responsibility that not just anyone can handle.

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1997

Conversations, bonding sessions, or a favourite we all introduce to our foreign friends. These heroes are a part of it.

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1996

Little do these heroes know, how they have transformed a piece of cloth into an artistic piece for the world to see.

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1995

Selfless, caring and often found on the frontlines whenever a epidemic threatens to invade our nation.

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1994

Mastering one of the most difficult dances so we can all have merrier Malaysian celebrations.

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1993

Helping ordinary Malaysians save for a rainy day, or beat inflation, with the right financial tools.

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1992

Most of us won't meet this unknown circuit board wizard who makes our favourite appliances function.

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1991

From returning endless phone calls to receiving a steady stream of parcels, she holds the fort of many businesses, both big and small.

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1990

Up late burning the midnight oil so the nation shines brighter.

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1989

Helping families live better by modifying homes for newborns and making space for grandparents.

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1988

He packs hundreds of bottles a day, each one heading straight to a thirsty Malaysian.

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1987

Before the days of highways, these heroes boldly wove in and out of danger so you’re never late.

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1986

Steadily perfecting recipes handed down through generations, and turning Malaysia into a delicious destination for many.

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1985

A master of milimetres, he makes complicated systems work with precision - and lives more convenient too.

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1984

Our night market sellers exemplify the best of what Malaysia offers - hard work, creativity and witty slogans.

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1983

Perfecting the art so we can experience both the sights, and sounds, of Malaysia.

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1982

From the courts of the Malacca Sultanate to the finals of the SEA Games, these masters have never stopped defending the nation's pride.

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1981

Giving visitors a taste of something even better than Malaysian food - its world-class hospitality.

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1980

Working against muddy, unpredictable terrain, and turning the rainforest into an interconnected world-class city.

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1979

Wrapping, packing and loading with utmost precision, their efforts ensure aisles nationwide are well-stocked all-year.

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My Childhood

I was born in Muar, Johor. and the first boy in my family.

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1978

Leading the fight against illness, and turning Malaysia into a world-class medical destination.

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1977

Scouring the seas for a promising catch, these heroes face rough waters and scorching heat - all to feed the nation.

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1976

Often the last to leave near the end of the financial year, this hero labours on for an accountable Malaysia.

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1975

They aren't just putting on shows. They're keeping a centuries-old tradition alive, so modern Malaysia never forgets.

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1974

Wealth doesn't grow on trees. It's buried deep underground - and this hero risks life and limb extracting it for the nation.

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1973

Raya. Chinese New Year. Deepavali. This hero isn't afraid of the annual Baju Raya Rush. In fact, it fuels her.

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1972

As the nation's economy surges forward, a hero steps up to the plate - boldly meeting the demands of savvy Malaysian investors.

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1971

She goes through years of hard work, sprained ankles included, in perfecting this beloved Malaysian art form.

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1970

Hot or cold, with or without milk, one can hardly imagine Malaysia without its beloved Teh, handpicked by highland heroes.

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1969

Providing funds for homes, education and businesses, these heroes fuelled ambitious Malaysians with much-needed capital.

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1968

Telling tales of heroes from centuries past, the Tok Dalang was a hero to those craving for exciting evening entertainment.

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1967

These heroes would one day improve, and even save, the lives of countless Malaysians with every scientific breakthrough.

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1966

Busy taming acres of oil palms, he helps harvest one of the nation's most versatile produce, helping millions worldwide.

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1965

Huddled inside dark, cold studios, they work late into the night - often unaware of the thousands of lives they touch every day.

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1964

Raising smart, productive Malaysians is no mean feat. But this hero is called to do just that - even after office hours.

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1963

The mighty Malaysian export industry: Born in the steady hands of this plantation hero.

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1962

Enduring swollen thumbs and stubborn splinters, this hero's made cosy homes for many a Malaysian.

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1961

Turning ordinary bricks into iconic landmarks, this unsung hero’s handiwork is here to stay. For centuries, even.

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1960

Up at the break of dawn, and hard at work under the scorching heat, this unsung hero made Malaysian meals even possible.

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1959

Perched high above ground, these heroes braved high voltages - and brought light to a promising nation.

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1958

Laying the foundations for schools, hospitals, roads and offices - A hero looking out for a modern Malaysia.

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1957

Quietly welcoming the first of many Malaysians to a hopeful, newly independent nation.

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