10 years of Hari Raya Video Advertisements

Dedicated to all my Muslim friends. It’s the season where your tolerance is paid off with the smiles of your family members and friends in the reunions. May you have a joyous celebration and make sure to return with all 5 fingers if you’re going to be exploding those cannons in your kampungs. ūüôā

2001 Hari Raya Petronas Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zLyzhCepTI]

Pray and pray and pray – your prayers shall be answered.


[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G6PUslOBIw]

Just noticed how this commercial didn’t really have a happy ending. Maybe it’s just part 1 of the story – I guess.

2003 Hari Raya Petronas Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_3zXsbER-k]

Apa nak jadi~ LOL! I couldn’t help but laugh whenever the tune came out.

2005 Hari Raya Petronas Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS1RUxzJt8A]

Life lessons to care for your parents without expecting anything in return.

2006 Hari Raya Petronas Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwQLFGKMt7E]

Our children grow up to be who they want to be following who they are with – us.

2007 Hari Raya Perodua Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkaCy36rAT8]

One of the simpler messages communicated by a brand wishing everyone Hari Raya.

2008 Hari raya TV9 COMMERCIAL

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X_jqrz05EA]

Balik kampung~ oh ho ho balik kampung.

2009 Hari Raya Telekom Malaysia commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-6qNYbXTZs]

If there was a Hari Raya video to represent my true meaning of 1Malaysia, this would be one of them.

Balik kampung. Oh ho ho ho…balik kampung.

2010 Hari raya Maxis Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_Dw9C2qkBQ]

The story of a widow who returns to her husband’s family to celebrate Hari Raya in remembrance of his love and support. It’s one of the sadder tales to bring out the meaning of Hari Raya.

2011 Hari Raya F&N Music Video come Commercial

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCs4hxF6cOU]

Okay. Seriously, I would’ve never thought of F&N to come up with this. And I hope they continue on this path because music is always in the heart of Malaysians. The song has a Western style but its contents and lyrics are all in Bahasa Malaysia. Kudos F&N.

You may have noticed 2004 is missing. I was looking for a 2004 commercial but couldn’t spot any. In replacement of it, here’s a commercial from 1999.

1999 Hari Raya Petronas COMMERCIAL

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uPdW035wrQ]

One Youtube user who published a similar video said that the moral of this advertisement was the essence of it – I totally agree. And it’s sad thinking how children now are not being raised to understand the real prices of life.

Most of the video commercials are from Petronas because it was difficult finding other Malaysian companies who took the effort to upload their commercials. In addition, Petronas has been consistently churning out really great festival commercials.

Hope you enjoyed the blast from the past. Maaf zahir dan batin – Forgive my physical and emotional (wrongdoings).