Google features a “Merdeka-Raya” doodle

Google has featured a “Merdeka-Raya” doodle as a nod towards the dual occasions of Eid al-Fitr and Malaysia’s Independence Day which falls on the 30th and 31st of August respectively this year. The doodle features the “ketupat”, which is a type of packed rice delicacy unique to the region (Southeast Asia), especially in Malaysia, and also the Malaysian national flag, the Jalur Gemilang. I checked both versions of Google and apparently the doodle is featured on both the .com and .com.my versions. This means that the doodle can be seen worldwide and not just in Malaysia alone. I consider this to be Google’s acknowledgement of Malaysia and perhaps signifies the growing importance of the Malaysian online market in Google’s viewpoint.

Having said this, I would like to take the opportunity to wish all Muslim readers a blessed Eid and Selamat Menyambut Hari Kebangsaan to all Malaysians.

    31 thoughts on “Google features a “Merdeka-Raya” doodle”

    1. I was just wondering how can Google get profits by providing us a free researching system. We pay nothing and the google allows us to search free. How does it work??
      Thank you

    2. I just got a motorola cliq and have seen articles all over advertising the new update to google maps allowing navigation but when i go to google mobile it says to access the android market through my phone and download the latest google maps but when i do that google maps does not appear in the market. Is this becuase i am not on the Droid or is there some other problem that is not allowing me to find this new update?

    3. Google has started displaying a location under the search bar to the left. There’s an option to change the location, or to let Google auto-detect, but I don’t want a location displayed at all. How do I stop Google from showing what it thinks is my location under the search bar on the left?

    4. Did the google phone come to Verizon Wireless? Is it the HTC DROID ERIS and/or the MOTOROLA DROID? Are there several versions for the google phone? Is the google phone different for each cellphone network? How much is it? I heard that is was coming to Verizon Wireless in the spring but I am not sure. If you know anything, please answer. I really want to know when the google phone is coming to Verizon Wireless and if it came out already.

    5. k i m in a very complicated situation.
      So i type mi yahoo username into google and mi yahoo answers profile pops up….and a couple other accounts i made with other things but i havent used. and the questions that i answered also come up. so im trying to get that stuff outta google but i got no idea how to……ANY HELP?

    6. Google has started displaying a location under the search bar to the left. There’s an option to change the location, or to let Google auto-detect, but I don’t want a location displayed at all. How do I stop Google from showing what it thinks is my location under the search bar on the left?

    7. Or do you think Google has good intentions or a bit of both?

      Keep in mind, Google does not make much money in China and this kind of publicity will probably increase revenue better than regular Chinese annual revenues for the company.

    8. Hello,
      I want to know if somebody scrapped my website content. Then will google identify who copied from whom ? and do google consider my website has duplicate content ? will my site penalized ?

    9. I do not have google account or nor do I sign into google but I do use Google to search bar.

      So all this talk about google privacy policy ONLY apply if you sign into google or not???????????/

    10. Google has started displaying a location under the search bar to the left. There’s an option to change the location, or to let Google auto-detect, but I don’t want a location displayed at all. How do I stop Google from showing what it thinks is my location under the search bar on the left?

    11. I know that google changed its logo on .com for american veterens day. Why didn’t they change it for ENGLISH Remembrance Day?

    12. I know that google changed its logo on .com for american veterens day. Why didn’t they change it for ENGLISH Remembrance Day?

    13. Please help me how to solve this problem. I find that when using Google with many users in an office, google blocks us. I can’t use Google search anything now. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

    14. I want to know that how does india’s culture and tradition differs from the the culture , tradition of the rest of the asia.

    15. I want to travel to US from Asia. I see there are so many budget airlines within asia but none which fly to US. Are there any budget airlines which fly to US from anywhere in Asia?
      If not what is the cheapest route to travel to US from Asia?

    16. Doing an essay on how Asia is represented in the movie Rush Hour (the first one) and I need a few ideas on some particular representations.

    17. I don’t have alot of money to spend, so every bit of savings helps. I’m looking for the most inexpensive way to get to SouthEast Asia. I am planning to go backpacking for the month of January. Any suggestions?

    18. I am abroad and far away from my home country but the ads that I get on Google or Facebook are in my language. How do Google or other websites know where I am from and what language I speak? I have even registered my Facebook account with my new location in a different country!

    19. I am planning to leave the U.S around October. November to travel around Asia but I am not quite sure which country would be cheaper to fly into as a start off point. Anywhere in Asia would be fine. Any ideas, suggestions and websites I can look into.

    20. I need reliable sources of information on the state of digital media in Southeast Asia and China to justify investing in online marketing there.

      There’s no specific product or service in mind. This is about the state of online marketing in Southeast Asia and China in general.

      Is it good to invest in it? What reliable information can I use to back this decision up?

    21. I plan to travel for a year before university but wondered how much, roughly would I need to travel Asia? However it is likely I will stay in places for a few weeks to a month, and have a small bar job or such like. Also I would be staying in cheap accommodation such us youth hostels. Any ideas?

    22. I have been planning a year-long backpacking trip through East and Southeast Asia but now that there is a swine flu outbreak, with predictions that in the next 2 years 2 billion people will probably be infected, I am wondering if it is such a good idea. I really want to do this though and have been waiting for a long, long time to do it. What do others think? Thoughts? Comments? Advice?

    23. My boyfriend and I booked return flights together with Air Asia and now he wants to stay a couple of extra weeks but I still want to keep my return date. When we try to change it, it changes both our flights. Can anyone tell me how to change just one flight and keep the other? Thank you!

    24. Please, I really need help to get back to normal google. I want to get rid of google chrome immediately! I don’t want to just change my homepage back to google but the whole internet as well. Thanks!

    25. I’m on a gap year, and I’m trying to do interesting things.
      Do you guys know of any ways I can go to some part of Asia and train in a martial art? I’d live there for a while, and money really isn’t an issue.

      P.S. I’ve been doing Taekwondo for five years, so I have a little experience.

    26. In Asia where they belong?
      And not in Europe, football, basketball, etc…
      And why they don’t play now? they are friends with China Egypt Jordan and other counties, and if a country doesn’t want o play against someone, they lose 3 points.

    27. My Parents want to do a Europe tour but I really want to go to Asia. They want reasoning because they say Europe has more culture, but I disagree.
      Thanks !

    28. I will be living in Korea for a short time and am wanting to fly from Seoul, Korea to other parts of Asia (such as Beijing, Bangkok, Tokyo). Are there discount Asian airlines that would allow me to fly around Asia more cheaply than the regular airlines?

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