9 Merdeka Food Deals & Activities To Celebrate Malaysia’s 65th Independence Day

9 Merdeka Food Deals & Activities To Celebrate Malaysia’s 65th Independence Day

To commemorate Malaysia’s 65th Merdeka Day, Fave has rounded up some smashing deals from Malaysia’s favourite brands to celebrate. (Left: Image by @flowrider1utama. Right: Image by @santan.asean.)

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Merdeka celebrations are back in full swing! And fortunately, with most limitations lifted, we’re spoiled for choice with the variety of things to do this time around. As part of the celebration, Fave has listed nine suggestions of things to do and eat that’ll help revive local businesses while making the day extra meaningful for your family.

Just remember that when making a booking for your an activity of your choice through Fave, that all categories are eligible for the 31% e-Cashback with a maximum of RM4 with the promo code TEGUH31 (redeemable for FaveDeals and eCards).

But in the meantime, here are some ideas if you’re stumped:

1. Indulge in Nasi Lemak from Santan, Selangor

What’s a Merdeka morning without nasi lemak? Go to Santan restaurant and enjoy your favourite Nasi Lemak Combo Set Meal for RM14.73 with Fave App (18% discount)! Choose from a wide variety of meats to accompany your nasi lemak or nasi padang, including chicken rendang, ayam goreng berempah, beef rendang, chicken inasal, and more.

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, don’t worry; Santan restaurant has nasi lemak for you, too.

To get this discount, show your Fave voucher (under the Me tab) at the outlet. Redeem your offer at Santan, Lot 0B3, LG2, Sunway Pyramid. Offer ends on December 31, 2023. More information is available on their website.

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2. Snack on Curry Puff from Homi CurryPuff, Klang Valley

Obviously, we will need snacks as we watch the national day parade. And what better snack than curry puffs?

If you’re looking for a discount on one of Malaysia’s most recognisable snacks, head over to Homi CurryPuff for a 10-15% discount and tapao (takeaway) the curry puffs of your choice. Choose from three flavours: chicken curry, non-spicy chicken, and sardine for RM10.50 (valid only for takeaway). Just flash the cashier your Fave voucher and you’ll get the deal.

Your Homi CurryPuff can be redeemed at The Gardens Mall or Aeon Taman Maluri. Additional deals from Homi CurryPuff can be found on their website.

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3. Slurp up some Laksa from Ah Gong Laksa, Johor

Curry Laksa or Assam Laksa? Not sure which one to choose? Friends down south in Johor Bahru (JB) can now get their laksa fix at Ah Gong Laksa without breaking the bank. You can buy TWO bowls of laksa for RM19.90 (41% discount) with the Fave App. This promotion is valid from now until February 2023 and includes one side dish of your choice, one cendol, and one beverage of your choice.

Ah Gong Laksa is located at 5-04 PTC 168346, Jalan Austin Heights 8/4, Taman Mount Austin, 81100, Johor Bahru. Visit their website to learn more.

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4. Satisfy a sweet tooth with Sarawak Layer Cake from Cake Moments, Shah Alam

Image by Alvin Kau.

If you’re craving something sweet this Merdeka, there’s nothing sweeter than kek lapis (or layer cake). Cake Moments is offering all Fave users a free standard cake of choice when they buy two Premium Sarawak Layered Cakes for takeout (valid daily from 10am to 10pm).

All you have to do to get your free cakes is show them your Fave voucher found in the Me tab at Cake Moments in Central i-City in Shah Alam. Valid only for the items listed in the ‘What You Get’ section of the voucher. If you’re interested in more deals from Cake Moments, check out this link.

5. Go with the FlowRider at 1-Utama, Selangor

On Saturdays, Sundays, and school holidays, from 10am to 10pm, all MyKad holders can get one hour on the FlowRider at 1 Utama for just RM49 plus free use of surfboards and a customer locker. Meanwhile, vouchers for children under 12 years old and at least 107cm tall are available for RM45 (10% off).

More information may be found at their website. FlowRider is located at 1-Utama Shopping Centre, LG601, Lower Ground Floor, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Promotional period: Until January 18, 2023.

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6. Explore the Lost World of Tambun, Perak

Purchase entry tickets to the Lost World of Tambun Theme Park for one adult MyKad holder at only RM109 (25% off until 31 December 2022). This includes attractions like the Lost World Hot Springs Night Park, Paddle Boat Ride, with ice cream and even a set lunch.

You can only get an E-Ticket to the attraction by redeeming your Fave voucher with Zeenath Tour. You must make your reservation at least three days before your planned trip! More details can be found here. The Lost World of Tambun is located in Ipoh, at 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City.

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7. Make like Indiana Jones at GAX Water Sports Village, Johor Bahru

JB is home to numerous amazing and elegant historical structures; some of them even boasting to be over a century old! This Merdeka Day, explore these historical structures or enjoy water sports at the GAX Water Sports Village for 50% off. Five different forms of water activities, two ATV laps, archery, target shooting, and free admission to Forrest City Water Park are all included in the RM150 package.

This promotion is valid from Friday through Sunday, including holidays, from 10am to 6pm. There are only a few slots available, so please make your reservation at least two days in advance.
Information on the package/activities can be found here and is valid until 31 August 2023. The GAX Water Sport Village is located in JB’s Forest City Country Garden in Forest City, Gelang Patah.

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8. Check into Langkawi’s Season Inn Hotel

Fave also included Langkawi — an all-time favourite destination among Malaysians — to their exciting list of Merdeka offers. If you’re a Fave user, you can save 45% on a 2D1N stay in a Standard Queen Room at the Season Inn Langkawi for RM85, or 48% on a 3D2N stay for a mere RM160. Season Inn is located at 66, Persiaran Mutiara 2 in Kuah town. More information can be found here.

Travel Period: Now till 21 Feb 2023
Booking Period: Now till 21 Dec 2022

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9. Hop on a jet ski in Langkawi

Don’t let the cost of transportation around the island and water activities prevent you from enjoying your time in Langkawi. Hopping aboard a jet ski in Langkawi is one of the coolest ways to explore the island.

Fave offers a cheap package for Paradise 101 that includes a free shuttle from Cenang Mall to Jetty 101, a free boat transfer, free admission, and a 30-minute Jet Ski Experience, all for RM216 (regular price: RM435). Life jackets, a safety marshal, and thorough safety instructions will all be provided for your protection.

Visit this link for more information on the Paradise 101 package offered by NAAM.
You can also find more deals from NAAM on the Fave App right here.

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A journalist by profession, self-proclaimed horror movie expert by passion. Danisha needs to spend more time watching sunsets than Netflix. Ultimately, she's just another girl figuring out her place in the world in between the multitudinous demands of adult life.