1. Panic Buying Craze
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When the pandemic first reached Malaysia in February of this year, people didn't know much about the virus and many turned to hoarding out of fear. Families all over Malaysia were stocking up on essentials such as food, surgical masks, hand sanitiser and even stacks of toilet paper.
2. World War 3
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World War 3 was trending everywhere earlier on in the year when Donald Trump approved an American drone strike in Iran. In this attack Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, was killed and that triggered Iran to launch bombs on American soldiers. The whole exchange prompted fears and rumours of World War 3 which thankfully hasn't happened yet and hopefully it won’t too.
3. The death of SS15’s bubble tea street
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Bubble tea is a staple in every Malaysian’s diet and the only place to go to satisfy that boba craving used to be SS15 in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. By May 2020, the pandemic had taken its toll on the Malaysian economy and many of these artisanal tea stores were forced to shut down. The familiar sight of long queues of boba fanatics along that one street in SS15 is not a sight seen anymore.
2020 may not have played out as expected for many of us but let's enter 2021 with optimism that things will get better. May everything we hope to achieve in 2021 happen for us and more. Happy New Year!