Selamat Datang !!!
Selamat Datang is welcome in Malaysian language. This site is not only open to all Malaysians who reside in the state of Illinois but we encourage people with Malaysian connections to visit us wherever you are around the globe. If you are planning to visit, study or work in Illinois, you have come to the right place. We will assist you to get acquainted with life in this Mid-West state.
For those of us in Illinois, please make this website as your one-stop resource and make new connections by joining the network. We are promoting the spirit of 1Malaysia throughout this region and beyond.
Selamat Hari Merdeka ke-53
Wishing all Malaysians around the globe Selamat Hari Merdeka ke-53. May we all live in peace and harmony in years to come. Long live Malaysia!!! This picture is courtesy of MaSA UIUC. The Malaysian students celebrated the eve of Merdeka last night.
Salam Aidil Fitri 2010
We have created a Holiday Greetings page for those who wish to send greetings to their families and friends for this Aidil Fitri season. For details, please click here.
OK. The Labor Day weekend will be the last gathering of the Malaysian Muslim for iftars (breaking of fast). Saturday's iftar was held at Ustaz's house in Glenview. It was a huge turnout, including families and students. See you guys again at Puan Rozita's house tomorrow for the last iftar gathering.
The Aidil Fitri event is coming up soon. It's going to be the biggest event co-hosted by 1MAI and MSD. We estimate an attendance of more than 500 people, which will include Malaysian professionals, students and their families. We are going to officially launch MAI and promote this website. A registration booth will be open to facilitate the MAI membership drive among the attendees. The Hon. Dato Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis will be present to launch our association, along with representatives who sponsor our events. There will be contests, entertainment and a special Silat Gayong demonstration, courtesy of Silat Gayong USA. Don't miss the food and the fun.
Hari Raya mood is in the air...
~ AIDIL FITRI OPEN HOUSE 2010 ~
Venue: Clarkson Park, 1950 New Willow Road in Northfield, IL.
Date: September 18th, 2010 – Saturday
Time: 12 Noon to 3 pm
1Malaysia Association of Illinois (1MAI) & MSD-Chicago
Hari Raya Aidil Fitri is coming again!
You are all invited to our Aidil Fitri Open House!
Let’s celebrate this special day by enjoying lots of delicious authentic Malay Hari Raya Cuisines and visiting with old & new friends.
Bring along your friends and families!
Main Hari Raya Dishes will be served by the organizers.
We welcome potluck of Hari Raya dishes from our friends & families in the Chicagoland and other areas as well.
Fun Contests for Kids & Adults!
Baju Raya Contest (for kids 12 yrs old and below)
Kuih Tradisional Contest (for adults)
Biskut Raya Contest (for adults)
All kuih & biskut raya for the contest must be registered by 12:00 noon.
You can also register your name(s) when you RSVP to this invitation.
Sam SM Salim & his group, the Silat Gayong USA
will be performing a demo during the opening.
The organizers encourage a donation of $1 per person, which will make you a member of our Association (we are legally registered with the State of Illinois as of 09/03/10), and a donation of $5 per person from guests (non-members).
Please click here for direction to the venue.
Contact # 1-847-651-5697, 1-630-292-8857
2010/2011 Calendar of Events
Merdeka Day - August 31, 2010
Aidil Fitri - September 9, 2010
Deepavali - November 5, 2010
Aidil Adha - November 16, 2010
Christmas - December 25, 2010
New Year's Eve - December 31, 2010
Chinese New Year - February 3, 2011
* Annual 4States Soccer & Badminton Tournament – 1MAI Challenge Trophy (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan)
* Annual Golf Tournament – 1MAI Challenge Trophy
* Winter Indoor Games – Carrom / Ping Pong / Chess – Adults & Under 17th.