Before we step into 2020, let's take a look at 8 unforgettable moments that happened throughout the last decade!
The Harlem Shake phenomenon (2013)
Harlem shake back in 2013 was probably one of the most viral short video clips on the internet. You’d think it’s just silly but even people from corporate offices were breaking into a wild dance, shaking and twisting, and doing the most random things as the bass kicks in.
4G LTE came to Malaysia (2013) Digi 4G LTE launched and was made available to all new and existing users! It was definitely a gamechanger, giving users the freedom to surf, stream and connect better and faster. And as we are nearing the end of the decade, we’re about to enjoy 5G soon! Read more about it here.
Is it black and blue? Or gold and white? (2015)
If you’re active on social media, you’re sure to have heard of the black and blue dress that sparked quite a stir on the internet. People were arguing over the dress’ colours but those who physically saw the dress later confirmed that it was indeed black and blue.
Malaysia’s first ever gold medal at the paralympics game (2016)
Malaysia made history in the paralympics game back in 2016 when Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli, Mohamad Ridzuan Mohd Puzi and Abdul Latif Romly took home 3 gold medals and put our beloved country on the podium! It gave us Malaysians something to celebrate and set aside our differences and unite to cheer on athletes representing our country.
The Pokemon Uncle (2017)
Everyone knows this friendly neighbourhood uncle. Every morning he lays out an array of Pokemon toys to sell, and all with a smile. A kind citizen sat down to talk about his struggles and posted his story on social media. It gained attraction from people all over Klang Valley and next thing you know, Pokemon Uncle’s business became a huge success!
Masterchef UK and the “crispy” chicken rendang nasi lemak (2018)
Another proud Malaysian moment was when our national dish made it to Masterchef UK all thanks to Malaysian-born Zaleha Kadir Olpin. However, one of the judges criticized her chicken rendang because the skin wasn’t “crispy”. Although she didn’t make it through the next round, it was heart-warming to see that something as simple as a plate of nasi lemak can unite us all to defend a cultural dish.
Malaysian scientist captured the first-ever image of a black hole (2019)
One of the biggest breakthroughs in astronomy history was when the first ever image of a black hole was captured. The image showed fiery flashes with swirling gases in the form of a ring, almost like “Eye oF Sauron” from The Lord of The Rings. What made this groundbreaking discovery even more special was that Malaysian scientist, Kevin Koay Jun Yi, was part of this collaborative effort.
Lee Chong Wei retires (2019)
Our pride, our joy, our Datuk Lee Chong Wei. All the blood, sweat and tears he’s shed were all for the love of his country. The professional badminton player called it quits after 19 years of fighting for our country. But whether it’s the Thomas Cup, Olympics or BFW World Championships, the one thing that matters is that he’s won the hearts of all Malaysians.
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