Take A Look At Southeast Asia's Beauty & Diversity In This Empowering Music Video

It celebrates people from all walks of life across the ASEAN region. <3

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Did you know that Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia's independence days are observed in the same month?

That's right — Malaysia's Hari Kebangsaan falls on 31 August, while the Lion City's independence day falls on 9 August. Indonesia's independence day, on the other hand, falls on 17 August.

These countries are part of The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a political and economic union of 10 countries aiming to provide equal opportunities for all.

Fun fact: ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967, commonly known as ASEAN Day. Every August, ASEAN countries celebrate the hopes, achievements, and dreams of each community, while uniting to achieve the greater good for citizens in Southeast Asia. 

In celebration of this meaningful month, Maybank just released a heartwarming music video that rejoices in ASEAN Day, while also celebrating diversity and unity of people from all walks of life

The music video connects the ASEAN region through one universal song — 2011's SEA Games' theme song, Together We Will Shine

Besides being a celebration of hope, the song also represents the resilience of the people across the ASEAN region and brings forth a message of optimism. The past couple of years have been tough for all, yet the ASEAN community braved through them, setting their sights on better times.

Additionally, the song amplifies the Year of the Tiger message, which observes the values of bravery, courage, and strength.

Here's a look at the music video:

Throughout the music video, you'll notice everyday people from different countries expressing unity by singing the theme song together <3

The best part? You get to dive deep into the music video, listening to the empowering song while marvelling at the beautiful and rich cultures and landscapes of every country.

You'll also catch talented individuals playing traditional musical instruments, from tehyan to gendang betawi and gambang. Wahh!

All in all, Maybank hopes that the music video not only honours the joint celebrations this month, but also fosters unity and inclusivity among the ASEAN community

Maybank strongly shares these values, and partners with various communities across the ASEAN region to ensure that no one is left behind. 

#MaybankCelebrates ASEAN Day and wishes Happy National Day to all Malaysians, Singaporeans, and Indonesians <3

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