The celebration starts with inspection of guard of honour by the Yang diPertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and it proceeded with the singing of the national anthem. Pix by Osman Adnan
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Senator Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak present a salut at the Merdeka Parade 2015 at Dataran Merdeka. Pix by Khairull Azry Bidin
Ambassadors and foreign dignitaries also attend the Merdeka parade at the Dataran Merdeka. Pix by Sairein Nafis
The decorated floats receive loud cheers from the public especially the one with local animation such as Upin and Ipin, Boboboy. Pix by Sairein Nafis
Marching contingents from the public and private sector. Pix by Sairein Nafis
The parade starts with the first contingent who marched with the Jalur Gemilang while the flag bearers carried the flags of 14 states of Malaysia followed by others. Pix by Mohd Khairul Helmy Mohd Din
Drum performances accompany the Merdeka Parade march at Dataran Merdeka. Pix by Salhani Ibrahim
Military assets from the infantry are passing by the main tent now, saluting the Yang diPertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah as they move along. Pix by Zulfadhil Zulkifli
Merdeka Parade at Dataran Bandaraya Johor Baru. Pix by Hairul Anuar Abd Rahim
Merdeka Parade at Dataran Bandaraya Johor Baru. Pix by Hairul Anuar Abd Rahim
Military assets from the infantry are passing by the main tent now, saluting the Yang diPertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah as they move along. Pix by Zulfadhil Zulkifli
The parade in Penang was led by the first contingent who marched with the Jalur Gemilang. Pix by Danial Saad
Merdeka parade celebrations at Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Pix by Danial Saad
Merdeka parade celebrations at Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Pix by Danial Saad

It is a big day for Malaysians today, celebrating the country’s 58th Independence Day.

Thousands has thronged to Dataran Merdeka this morning to celebrate the joyful and memorable occasion for the nation.

Yang diPertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajjah Haminah Hamidun accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the Merdeka Parade 2015 at Dataran Merdeka. Pix by Osman Adnan

The public were seen carrying the Jalur Gemilang while some wore patriotic colours such as red and blue as they lined up along the streets hoping to catch the national parade.

Many have come to show their love for the country to commemorate the day when the Union flag was taken down replaced with the national flag which is now known as the Jalur Gemilang.

The public who thronged Dataran Merdeka for the celebration were seen clapping and waving the Jalur Gemilang. Pix by Osman Adnan

Malaysian Royal Armoured Corps (ceremonial) making final checks before the Merdeka parade starts at Dataran Merdeka. Pix by Sairein Nafis

Participants are busy getting ready for the Merdeka parade at Dataran Merdeka. Pix by Sairein Nafis

The little bikers lead the motorised contingent during the Merdeka Parade march at Dataran Merdeka. Pix by Salhani Ibrahim

The ariel view of the Merdeka parade at Dataran Merdeka. Pix by Mohd Khairul Helmy Mohd Din