2020 marks a lot of firsts for Malaysians, most of which revolve around home since travelling outside of it is discouraged at the moment thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, for the first time ever, the usually festive Raya Aidilfitri will be celebrated on a smaller scale.

While celebrating it with close by family and friends will still be allowed, the gathering must not hold more than 20 people at one go, according to the latest guideline from the local government under the current Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which is scheduled to end this 9 June, two weeks after the Raya holidays.
To put fellow Malaysians in a brighter mood, several local celebrities have come together to make a short film that is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.
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Ayda Jebat, Jinnyboy and Amber Chia are among local celebs featured in “Jauh Di Mata, Tetap Beraya”.
Called “Jauh Di Mata, Tetap Beraya”, the short film from Watsons Malaysia features Watsons Malaysia ambassadors Ayda Jebat and Jinnyboy, as well as local celebrities such as Dato’ Jalaluddin Hassan, Sean Lee, Nazrudin Rahman, Alyssa Dezek, Amber Chia, Yaya Zahir, Fiqrie and Nithya.
“I am delighted to continue my second Raya brand film with Watsons, and it has been a great experience shooting from the comfort of my own home and has definitely been a different and memorable experience for me.” said Ayda Jebat in a press statement.
Meanwhile, Dato’ Jalaluddin Hassan said of the experience: “It is an unforgettable experience, having a director to e-direct me and everyone else via video call and looking at the final video really makes me feel very happy.”
Launched on Watsons Malaysia’s Facebook on 9 May, “Jauh Di Mata, Tetap Beraya” can now be viewed on its YouTube page as well. It is described as “a reminder to all Malaysians that the bond between loved ones is stronger than the restriction imposed during these trying times.”
Aside from the Raya film, Watsons is also offering RM10 cash points each to the first 100,000 members to sign up at www.watsons.com.my/promo-membercontest. For info on this and other promotions, check out Watsons Malaysia’s official website and social media.
If you haven’t watched “Jauh Di Mata, Tetap Beraya”, click play below and enjoy!