Movie star host Tiara Anchant believes that Malaysians ought to discover extra native locations as a result of our nation has a lot to supply, like hidden gems that many haven’t heard of earlier than.
“Journey ought to all the time start at dwelling. Typically, as Malaysians, we get so caught up with the ‘grass is greener on the different facet’ mentality. However what we don’t realise is Malaysia has a lot to supply if we simply exit and discover the place. We must be pleased with our homeland, ” she stated in an unique interview.
Anchant, 27, is the bubbly host of #MyMalaysia, a travelogue on the streaming service, dimsum leisure.
Produced with the assist of Tourism Malaysia, the travelogue gives 5 episodes on completely different facets of 5 states in Malaysia: meals in Melaka, ecotourism in Perak, tradition in Sarawak, seashores in Sabah, and concrete discoveries in Kuala Lumpur.
Anchant is predicated in Petaling Jaya, Selangor and says that she cherished attempting all of the actions and locations featured within the present. Nonetheless, the spotlight of internet hosting #MyMalaysia was having the chance to speak to the locals and seeing life by their eyes, particularly the Orang Asli communities that she met in Perak and the natives of Sarawak.
“They’ve such a tremendous relationship with nature they usually can contribute in some ways in the event that they got the identical alternatives. However they lack confidence as a result of they aren’t fluent in English, they usually really feel inferior when in comparison with their city countrymen who’ve entry to higher services and training.
“They shouldn’t be ashamed of their heritage, however somewhat, they need to be pleased with who they’re, ” she shared.
Anchant’s father is of English, Irish, French and Chinese language heritage, whereas her mom is Peranakan.
“I feel what’s particular about Malaysia is its multiculturalism and variety, ” she stated, including that that is particularly evident within the case of meals, as seen within the first episode of #MyMalaysia on Melaka.
The second episode of the travelogue focuses in town of Gopeng in Perak. Highlights of this episode embrace journey caving at Gua Tempurung, a go to to an Orang Asli village and studying extra in regards to the city’s historical past at Gopeng Heritage Home.
The episode on Sabah options “chill life on the seaside” the place Anchant enjoys stunning sunsets, in addition to adventurous actions like parasailing and flying fox, whereas the Kuala Lumpur episode is “energetic”. Anchant visits locations in KL that she was not conscious of akin to Hauntu, an immersive horror expertise, and Kwai Chai Hong, a heritage lane that provides a glimpse into the world’s previous.
If there’s one high quality that’s vital to Anchant, it’s kindness.
“Kindness doesn’t price you something, ” she stated, referring to a quote from a Netflix present referred to as Pose.
“In at this time’s world, every thing could be very fast-paced and there’s a lot of competitors. You by no means know what an individual goes by. If everybody thinks ‘a watch for a watch’, it might make the world go blind. So, in any scenario, if everybody simply tries to be type, lots of issues can be resolved, ” she stated.
Anchant was a recipient of the Star Schooling Fund in 2011 the place she studied mass communications at Assist College. She believes that it will be significant for one to all the time continue to learn new issues.
“It isn’t simple to get a scholarship, however folks ought to understand that it’s not solely about lecturers. It’s additionally about the way you converse and current your self, and most significantly, your perspective, that issues. It’s not whether or not you’re good at one thing however whether or not you’re open to studying and are simple to work with, ” she shared.
Previous to internet hosting #MyMalaysia, Anchant did some manufacturing work with Core Studios, higher recognized by their YouTube Channel title, The Ming Factor. She additionally educated and acted with the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre and received the Samantha Schubert Award for theatre in 2017.
In 2018, Anchant acted in Gol And Gincu 2, and hosted the kids’s programme Howdy PinkFong in 2019.
She speaks English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin, and believes that Malaysians have an vital position to play as ambassadors of their very own nation.
“The world sees a rustic by its folks. So it’s our position as Malaysians to be good hosts and to be hospitable to guests in order that they may have a great impression of our nation, ” she stated.
She strongly encourages all Malaysians to assist native tourism.
“Journey, go discover and expertise Malaysia for your self after which share (your expertise) as a result of this can assist appeal to extra guests to Malaysia, ” she urged.
Try #MyMalaysia on the dimsum leisure app or go to the web site (stream.dimsum.my/visit-malaysia- 2020/) to stream the exhibits.