Languages in Malaysia

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The Golden Chersonese was the term used by ancient Greek and Roman geographers for peninsular Malaysia, and over the years, the gold has been refined with the immersing of various cultures, religions, races, and even languages. Being a major transit sea-way through the Straits of Malacca, there was an intermingling of languages with Sanskrit, Tamil, […]

Attending a Wedding in Malaysia

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In Malaysia, due to the multi-ethnic and religious makeup, marriages are a colourful and meaningful affair that is full of tradition and grandeur. Come as we look at the various ways each culture celebrates this celebration of love:   Malay Weddings There are 3 main stages of a Malay Wedding which are the merisik (asking […]

5 Good Reasons To Move To Malaysia!

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(Just in case you don’t already know!)   Malaysia has been growing in increasing popularity as a tourist destination and the host country for expatriate staff who now choose to take up their assignments in Malaysia for many good reasons:     An Unique Offering in Diversity  Malaysia is a truly multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society where the […]

Chinese New Year

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Gong Xi Fa Cai!! Happy Chinese New Year!!   RED RED RED Take out your red outfits and decorations as Chinese New Year (CNY) is just around the corner! Every year, the theme is red; therefore you do not have to crack your mind to figure out what colour you should wear. However, during CNY […]

Types of housing and typical rental costs

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Types of housing in Malaysia Housing in Malaysia and more specifically in the Klang Valley (which covers the more prevalent expatriate areas of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor & Putrajaya) comes in different forms, which includes houses (stand alone – known locally as bungalows, semi-detached & terraced) and apartments (ranges from low-cost to high-end – known locally […]

Television in Malaysia

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Malaysia was slightly behind the rest of the world with television transmission only starting on December 28, 1963. Starting with one channel, television in Malaysia has mushroomed into a huge business and now encompasses free to air analogue television (to be phased out in 2017) and digital television, satellite, cable and IPTV. With the advance […]

Shopping in Malaysia

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Shopping – the word itself gives off different vibes to different people. To some all they can hear is the dreaded “cha-ching” from their credit cards while for some, it is heaven on earth. Now what does Malaysia have to offer when it comes to shopping? Plenty in fact, Kuala Lumpur having been ranked at […]

Religions in Malaysia

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Malaysia is a melting pot of races, ethnicities and religions and the Tourism Malaysia’s marketing campaign of Malaysia Truly Asia is apt. Islam is the largest religion in Malaysia with 61% followed by Buddhism, Christianity, and Hinduism being at 20%, 9% & 6% respectively. Despite Malaysian having a majority Muslim population, freedom is religion is […]

Public Transport in Malaysia

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Public transport in Malaysia, and more specifically in the Klang Valley is largely a hit and miss affair. On one hand, Malaysia has modern and relatively well-maintained transportations, but the often widely issue with it is its integration for the public. Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is the main player in the industry as it has a […]