Malaysians are still celebrating Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh’s history-making victory at the 95th Academy Awards on Monday. In a display of national pride, a billboard operator in Klang Valley decided to pay tribute to the Ipoh-born actress with a cheeky message on two digital out-of-home LED screens.
As some Malaysians were hoping for a public holiday in honor of Yeoh’s win, the billboards along Jalan Bangsar and Jalan Puchong in KL displayed a playful message that read, “Forget public holiday. Let’s make March 13 Michelle Yeoh Day.”
This creative gesture highlights the deep appreciation and admiration Malaysians have for their homegrown talent.
According to Malay Mail, Visual Retale CEO Sailendra Kanagasundram spoke about the billboards, expressing his pride in Yeoh’s accomplishments at the Oscars.
He also thanked her for being a source of inspiration to all Malaysians. “She is inspiring millions of Malaysians including our children that we as Malaysians are capable of competing and winning on an international stage,” Sailendra said.
To continue celebrating Yeoh’s achievements, the congratulatory message will be displayed on the big screens for a week.
Michelle Yeoh made history on Monday as the first Malaysian and Asian to win the Actress in a Leading Role award at the Oscars. The 60-year-old’s impressive performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once earned her the prestigious award.
It looks like March 13 may become an unofficial Michelle Yeoh Day among the Malaysians.