Malaysian life

Creative Merdeka theme drawings by children

Malaysian tsunami- birth of a new Malaysia

The results of the 14th General Election have been nothing short of phenomenal .... placing Malaysia in the spotlight for ...
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Hibiscus the national flower of Malaysia

Independence Day for Malaysia, 31 August

Malaya achieved its independence on 31 August 1957. Each year, the Independence Day or Hari Kermedekaan would be declared as ...
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Press Once Can Already- pedestrian crossing road sign

Press Once Can Already- pedestrian crossing road sign

Someone placed a sticker at a pedestrian crossing in a road in Penang: "Press Once Can Already" had triggered a ...
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Malaysian delicacies- kuih muih

Malaysian delicacies- kuih muih

Nowadays, shopping malls have little kiosks selling various kuih muih or delicacies like Nyonya kuih, kuih koci, karipap (curry puffs), ...
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Gourmet Coffee vs the Local Malaysian Nescafe or Coffee

Gourmet Coffee vs the Local Malaysian Nescafe or Coffee

When you are in Malaysia, do try out the local varieties of coffee and tea for a fraction of the ...
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Lirik Suratan Atau Kebetulan by Kenny, Remy & Martin (Fate or Coincidence)

Kenny, Remy & Martin was a well known non Malay group in the 80s and 90s. One of their famous ...
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Excuse me, sir your Malaysian is showing

Excuse me, sir your Malaysian is showing

Many Malaysian can converse in English- however, as visitors you may find it perplexing that there seems to be a ...
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Cheng Meng-practice of paying respects to departed relatives and ancestors

The actual date for Cheng Meng falls on 4 April this year. As it is a Thursday,  for convenience so ...
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Old Town Kopitiam- place to rest and relax

Old Town Kopitiam- place to rest and relax

Old Town Kopitiam has been around for a while- and during weekends, or weekday nights, people would come, usually with ...
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Ching Meng- remembering the departed

Ching Meng- remembering the departed

Ching Meng or the Chinese's All Souls Day will fall on 4 April this year. As it is on a weekday, ...
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Lirik Disebalik Rahsia Cinta by Metropolitan (Behind the Secret of Love)

This is the lyrics of another one of my favourite Malay songs  that I've translated. When this song was famous I was ...
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