Birthday Surprise in Malaysia!

Today is my fiancé Cedric's birthday! For his special day, I secretly whipped up this video which shows a fun memory of when the staff of a Malaysian hostel prepared a birthday surprise! Watch this video and keep reading below to hear more about the fun!

Through these birthday posts I learned how to say "Happy Birthday" from my Malaysian friends online. Here are the terms:

Happy Birthday in Malay: Selamat Hari Jadi or Selamat Hari Lahir

This all occurred when my fiancé Cedric, his mother and I were trekking through Malaysia. On Cedric’s birthday we were scheduled to check into a guesthouse in Miri, Sarawak. We told the owner that we were arriving on Cedric’s birthday and she had a wonderful idea to surprise him!


I was tasked with distracting Cedric so he wouldn't notice the staff preparing the candles on a birthday cake while luring him down to the lobby unsuspiciously. I was successful, as he had no idea it was coming! We sure got him good! I was so impressed with the staff because not only did they get him a cake, they bought a personalized "Happy Birthday Cedric" sign to go on top! Here are some pictures from the experience:



The hostel, called the Dillenia Guesthouse, was a revered establishment in Miri, Sarawak. Unfortunately, the pandemic caused them to close, but the memories they created for their guests will last forever! Subscribe to my travel video channel Deanna Troy Travels for more Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia adventures coming soon!


Have you celebrated your birthday in another country? Comment your response on this birthday YouTube video.