8 gifts from homegrown brands that celebrate your love for Malaysia

Local touches that are sure to invoke nationalistic love.

The Uniqlo x Bingka KL collaboration is available for sale from Sept 13 (Photo: Uniqlo)

Just in time for Malaysia Day on September 16, Japanese retailer Uniqlo has teamed up with homegrown lifestyle brand Bingka KL for a collection of stickers inspired by some of the country’s most iconic food and drinks such as keropok lekor, mee bandung and teh tarik. Available from September 13 onwards, and only at Uniqlo Fahrenheit 88, the sticker series can be used on t-shirts or tote bags.  

Kedai Bikin’s old-school Merdeka Chairs are the perfect functional décor for your coming Merdeka gathering (RM390)


Share the Merdeka spirit with Malaysian friends overseas by mailing them National Day postcards and enamel pins featured in Lokamade’s 62nd Merdeka: A Legacy of Glory Collectible Set (RM 148)


Satiate your savoury cravings with Kintry’s addictive Salted Egg Yolk Potato Crisps infused with fragrant curry leaves and fiery chilli padi (RM15.90, kintry.co)


A party is not a party without games and Politiko casts you in the role of a political party strategist. In this whacky card game, help your coalition to win over the rakyat, crush opponents and lead your party to victory. (RM45,


Keep your guests cool with Puntry’s Malaysian-inspired Mine-loh (Milo) ice-cream, in reminiscence of everyone’s favourite childhood flavour (RM55/tub, punsicecream.com)


Proud to be Malaysian? Skip the party favours and have your guests wear Project 57’s Unity Ribbon inspired by the Jalur Gemilang and Malaysia’s Father of Independence (RM75 for 25 pieces, project57.com)


Elevate your favourite local dishes by serving them on Bendang Studio’s latest Bendang x MAIX handcrafted Merdeka tableware. Part of the proceeds will go to MAIX’s efforts to protect Malaysia’s forests and endangered tigers  (RM40-60)

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