Today was an amazing experience, my first ever rally! I walked in the stadium completely exhausted from the other events of the day, but was immediately pumped up as I fed off all the energy of the people around me. People singing Negaraku with so much pride and patriotism I felt I might start tearing, from an incredibly noisy and pumped up stadium to pin drop silence when the prayers were going showing so much respect for each and every religion, everyone helping each other out as they offered water and ponchos for random strangers to sit on. I sat back and watched it all, completely amazed and impressed by the amount of unity and peace that I witnessed.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Malaysians so united and with so much pride for the country. I wouldn’t change that experience for anything else.