Kuala Lumpur, 25 August 2021 — In conjunction with Malaysia’s 64th Hari Merdeka, Airbnb is launching a special series of RM1 Online Experiences hosted exclusively by Malaysians. From mind-blowing magic shows and creative batik painting, to exciting game shows and learning how to cultivate an Olympian’s mindset from a top Malaysian athlete — each Online Experience offers the perfect opportunity for family and friends to celebrate Merdeka together virtually during the ongoing MCO.
The special RM1 Online Experiences will take place throughout the day on 31 August, and are now live and bookable on a first come, first-served basis. There are limited slots for each experience, so book one now for a truly memorable Merdeka! All timings below are in MYT time zone.
- Batik Painting with Malaysia Artisan: 11AM – 12PM
- My Story of Old Kuala Lumpur- Early Days: 11AM – 12PM
- Adventure in the Malaysian Jungle: 2PM – 3.30PM
- Get to know Malaysia in a fun Game Show: 3PM – 4PM
- Andrew Lee Magic: 8PM – 9PM
- This Is Magic: 8PM – 9PM
- How to Cultivate an Olympian’s Mindset: 8PM – 9PM
“We hope taking these unique RM1 Online Experiences will bring Malaysians a sense of pride and joy this Merdeka, as they celebrate at home during the MCO,” shared Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan. “In the company and guidance of our passionate local Hosts, guests can rediscover Malaysia’s unique heritage and history, enjoy a light-hearted activity or simply pick up something new with their loved ones.”
Cuti-cuti Malaysia from the comfort of home
Learn about Malaysia’s diverse cultural heritage and rich history from our fellow Malaysian history experts! Grab your dear ones this Merdeka and join in this history game show to find out who actually paid attention in sejarah lessons. If you’re looking to delve deeper into the past, discover the buried stories of Kuala Lumpur from a seasoned tourist guide and pick up some Bahasa Jawi while you’re at it! For a fun family-bonding session, bring your kids on a virtual “hiking trip” and try to find your way out of the jungle in this engaging adventure-based Online Experience.
Magical moments with internationally-known Malaysian performers
For a fun group activity, watch as magic comes to life on the virtual stage! Get ready to be blown away by the unbelievable magic performance of Andrew Lee, Airbnb Experience Host and semi-finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and Asia’s Got Talent! Also check out ‘This is Magic’, a spectacular magic show by professional magician and Host Acker, who holds the Malaysian Book of Records title for the country’s first underwater magic show.
Broaden the mind through art and personal coaching
If you’re looking for a little self care and creative nourishment during this long MCO, you can now learn to create your own batik and design batik motifs with a variety of traditional techniques. For those who miss the sporting excitement after the recent Tokyo 2020 Olympics, join a special Online Experience with Three-time Malaysian Olympian Josiah Ng who will share what it takes to cultivate a disciplined mindset against all odds.