Malaysian Gamers Hold Traditional Malay Wedding In 'Grand Theft Auto 5' Video Game

That's one way to do it.

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Malaysian Gamers Hold Traditional Malay Wedding In 'Grand Theft Auto 5' Video Game
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Wedding of the year lah, confirm!

No thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing Conditional Movement Control Order (MCO), a lot of plans have been put on hold, things like Hari Raya celebrations, major events (RIP 2020 Olympics) and even weddings.

However, that did not stop Malaysians from finding ways to make things look and feel a little bit normal:

And recently, a group of Malaysian gamers came together to attend a traditional Malay wedding - in a video game.

Wedding of the year?

They even built a dais.
One of the gamers who participated in the virtual wedding, Noor Azwan Mohd Noor, told Malay Mail that the wedding was performed in the popular video game 'Grand Theft Auto V'. 

As the game allows custom modifications, Noor Azwan said that they could modify the game to create an accurate depiction of a traditional Malay wedding, down to the wedding attires and costume.

In fact, the virtual wedding included marquees, tables and chairs, a buffet line and a dais.

The groom's entourage meeting the bride's entourage.
The players were divided into two groups: one representing the groom, and the other representing the bride. 

The wedding started with the groom's entourage, decked in yellow attire, marching to the entrance of the bride’s home, where both parties exchanged a pantun before the groom’s side was invited to enter.

Busting out some moves.
And just like a real traditional Malay wedding, there were entertainment lined up to entertain the bride and the groom: a silat performance and a dance number performed by the groom's entourage. 

Our favourite bit though? The players who dressed in RELA uniforms, you know, to keep the peace:

Abang RELA keeping the peace.
Trust us, the entire wedding is very, very entertaining.

You can check out the full wedding below:

Noor Azwan said that there were about 40 to 50 players involved with the wedding, and the modifications were made from scratch by fellow Malaysian gamers Arief Solehin and Isma Danial.

If you want to check out more entertaining and very local 'GTAV' scenarios, head on over to GTA 5 Malaysia's official YouTube channel.

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