If you hadn't heard already it's Malaysia Day today and all the political and buffalo horns were blowing the same message, Malaysia, we are one!
Malaysia day celebrates the official joining of all the states, Sabah (North Borneo) and Sarawak to the Peninsula Malaysia states in 1963 to become one Malaysia and the Visitation Church in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan put on a day of food, fun and games for everybody to celebrate this commemoration.
Representatives of all the various faiths attended the official opening which was done by minister in the Prime Minister's department, YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Kurup.
Also attending was Malaysia's first Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Rev Archbishop Anthony Soter Fernandez. After the formalities it was all celebration, which for Malaysian children means eating, dancing, and playing.
There was enough food stalls with a variety of cuisines from across the country to feed an army, which was lucky because there were plenty of kids having fun with the provided activities, games and bouncing equipment and were soon looking for a cool drink.
There were dancers on stage from many of the different sub-cultures in Malaysia performing their traditional dances and rituals including the sultry sounds of Indian trance-style music to the piercing tribal noises of the Borneo jungle.
Malaysia has a population of well-over 30 million people, who are predominantly Malay, Indian and Chinese and celebrates the festivals and religious days of all the different faiths.