This hotel lights up with encouraging, funny messages for Malaysians

This hotel has been lighting up its rooms to create different messages through its windows – often hopeful, heartfelt, encouraging, and witty – for Malaysians.

The tourism industry may have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t seem to stop Hotel Tenera in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, from lighting up the night skies and our hearts. The hotel does this by lighting up various rooms. 

Messages vary from cheeky ones like “Kata nak diet? (You said you wanted to go on a diet?) to heartfelt ones like “TQ KKM,” which is a tribute to the Ministry of Health, or KKM. 

The hotel has been posting images of its light displays on its Instagram account. The first one went up on March 25. The hotel has lit up a total of 64 messages ever since.

We’ve picked some of our favorites to show you guys here because there’s simply too many to choose from.

The first message lit up by Hotel Tenera, Bangi. Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi
A tribute to ‘Makcik Kiah’ on March 28. Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi

FYI, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin uses Makcik Kiah to represent the regular Malaysian whenever he tries to illustrate new government measures like cash aid. 

‘TQ KKM,’ a tribute to all the healthcare professionals who have been working hard to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi
‘Padu Abg Rider (Stay Strong Riders),’ for our deliverymen.  Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi
A message to our hard-working police force. Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi
‘Good job media,’ a personal favorite of ours. Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi
On May 17, the hotel lit up to let everyone know its open for business according to conditional movement control order (CMCO) measures. Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi

Besides heartfelt notes, Hotel Tenera leaves reminders and witty jabs for Malaysians every night.

‘Work out,’ the hotel says. Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi
‘Masak tak jadi? (Your cooking didn’t turn out right?)’ A lighthearted jab at Malaysians who have been trying to cook. Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi
‘Awas scam (Beware of scams),’ a reminder to all Malaysians. Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi
‘Kata nak diet? (You said you wanted to go on a diet?).’ Photo: Instagram / Hotel Tenera Bangi

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