Tan Hong Ming & Ummi Khazriena From Petronas Ad Reunite For New Merdeka Commercialjessie tan
A commercial released in the month of Malaysia’s independence day fifteen years ago captured the hearts of Malaysians. Many would remember the two children who starred in the advertisement directed by the famed director, the late Yasmin Ahmad, in 2007. For this year’s celebration, the couplet – Ummi Khazriena and Tan Hong Ming – returned to lead in another commercial together.
The 2007 short film “Tan Hong Ming in love” was – is still – a cultural phenomenon. It impacted the whole nation, and the video successfully conveyed the message of racial harmony among Malaysians up until today.
It was filmed for Malaysia’s 50th Independence Day celebration when they were in Primary 1 at a school in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. The cuteness of the two best friends back then is still etched into the memories of fellow Malaysians who were amazed by the simple yet memorable Petronas advertisement.
Ummi and Hong Ming recently reunited to star in a new commercial for Malaysia’s 65th independence day celebration. The ad video titled “Ummi & Tan Hong Ming: Remembering Yasmin Ahmad” is produced by the local lifestyle jersey brand Lokalteez. SlenFadzil, experienced entertainment and scriptwriter, directed the video.
They shared their latest updates on their lives and reminisced their moments with the late Yasmin Ahmad in the 8-minute video. The pair revealed that before filming the advertisement, they last saw each other in 2017 for an interview.
They both have been busy with their pursuits, so it might not shock most people. While Ummi is currently employed as a building management executive, Hong Ming is a student at a renowned private university. Check out their latest commercial down below!