A Merdeka carnival was held at the TARRC (Tun Abdul Razak Reaearch Centre) in leafy Hertfordshire on Saturday 1st. It was a fun event to celebrate Malaysia's 50th anniversary of Independence. It was also an event to promote unity, showcase Malaysia's cultural diversity, reflect on the past and celebrate its achievements. It was a well organised event starting with the raising of the Jalur Gemilang accompanied by the singing of NegaraKu and a recorded speech from the PM. Throughout the day there were fun events, lion dances, Kung fu display, jazz performances and the all important raffle draws with 50 tickets to KL, Courtesy of Malaysia Airlines. There were stalls selling Malaysian food etc.