On the 31st August 2013, we decided to take the kids out to the Independence Day parade in Merdeka Square, KL. I think I was just as excited as they were to see the performances, atmosphere, and most of all, the Armed Forces in action!
Waiting with bated breath for the military parade to come towards us!
Our Boys in Blue, the Royal Malaysian Police!
Great shot of some planes flying in formation over us!
Don’t mess with them!
Sorry for blocking you Philip!
In case you’re wondering, no, no one got hurt.
I’m assuming this is the Malay Rambo.
PT-91M Pendekar Tanks from the Royal Armour Corps!
This photo was sponsored by my finger.
I had told myself that we wouldn’t leave until we got a picture with someone in uniform. Jackpot! We got FOUR Navy officers! Mission accomplished!
Lovely Merdeka shot!
Us with Mr. Fernando!
After the parade, we decided to get some drinks and burgers. Here’s the result:
Eating burgers, ghetto style! It was Mr. Fernando’s first time eating Ramly burgers, and he’s fallen in love with them since then!
So that was our Merdeka adventure! It was one heck of an experience, and sad to say, my first independence day parade despite having lived in Malaysia for 20 years! Still, better late than never!