Anthem

Posted on July 28, 2008

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Since young i’ve been (still am) an avid fan of the TV programs. I remember that i will stay up until quite late to watch anything on tv… lol! Even shows that i do not even understand what is happening! hahaaha… seeing the facial expressions of the actors and actresses or reading the subtitles were very entertaining enough. Any sort of songs being aired was all taken in with full of interest.

I learn most of the patriotic songs on tv. Those songs are usually aired as the last part of the tv program before the tv station calls it a night. But ever since getting ASTRO i’ve never watched those few local tv stations.

Anyway not many of us are aware that Kuala Lumpur has her own anthem song. I for one do not we have until 2 years ago. I’ve read the lyrics but have not heard the song. I’ve been browsing whole afternoon for it but i can’t find it either. The only song that i can find most closely related to KL song would be Wilayah Persekutuan anthem song, since it comprises of 3 places: Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya. i bet you all didn’t know we have one either.

Here are the lyrics to Kuala Lumpur territory song- “Selamatkan Kuala Lumpur

Bendera Kuala Lumpur
Dengan megah berkibar benderaku
Lambang kemegahan warnakota
Kuala Lumpur bersih berbunga, berbahagia
Harum name diseluruh dunia


Rakyat hidup bersatu and berbahagia
Maju and makmur bandar raya kita
Tanah Pusaka ini warisan bangsa
Tegak berdaulat sentiasa


Tuhan selamatkanlah Kuala Lumpur
Tuhan selamatkan Kuala Lumpur

Taken from Larry Lam’s Guide Notes on Kuala Lumpur

and there is another version… a little different in the lyrics. i don’t know which one is the correct one, it’s most likely have to be from this VirtualMalaysia.com

Anthem (Malay)
Dengan megah berkibar benderaku
Lambang kemegahan warga kota
Kuala Lumpur bersih berbunga bercahaya
Harum nama diseluruh dunia
Rakyat hidup bersatu dan bahagia
Maju dan makmur bandaraya kita
Tanah pusaka ni warisan bangsa
Tegak berdaulat senbasa
Tuhan selamatkan Kuala Lumpur
Tuhan selamatkan Kuala Lumpur

Maju dan Sejahtera is the official anthem of Federal Territory (Wilayah Persekutuan), Malaysia. Adopted in 2006.

Harmoni
Wilayah pertiwi
Semoga
Sentiasa diberkati

Wawasan
Hala pembangunan
Sebagai
Semangat perpaduan

Wilayah Persekutuan
Maju dan sejahtera…
Maju dan sejahtera…

Composer: Dato’ Wah Idris
Lyricist: Sheikh Faisal Sheikh Mansor (who blogs ;] )

Short and simple lyrics to fit a simple song. Go this imeem link and hear the song.

Shy for me to not know this two songs cos i was born there but stayed in Darul Ehsan for the most of my living years.

Just so if you wonder of my sudden interest, the new batch of ‘cikus’ orientation has started. Part of their orientation is to know their own state song and they must sing it with gusto! Hence as a senior i should take note of these songs too. Plus i would not know the updates of all the patriotic anthems in Malaysia if this part of the orientation did not exist.

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