Malaysian Life

50 Popular Food Sold in Ramadhan Bazaars

Food and Drinks, Hari Raya, Malaysian Life
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Muslims in Malaysia would begin their fasting (ibadah berpuasa) on 13 April 2021 this year. With the announcement of reopening of Ramadan bazaars, it is a time for us to rejoice. There would be various places designated for Ramadan bazaars around the country. In residential areas, typically some roads would be closed to make way [...]

Independence Day for Malaysia, 31 August

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Malaya achieved its independence on 31 August 1957. Each year, the Independence Day or Hari Kermedekaan would be declared as a public holiday. We also celebrate Hari Malaysia which falls on 16 September each year as Sabah and Sarawak joined the Peninsular to form the Malaysia (on 16 September 1963) as we know today. Above [...]

Press Once Can Already- pedestrian crossing road sign

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Someone placed a sticker at a pedestrian crossing in a road in Penang: “Press Once Can Already” had triggered a debate because the wordings were grammatically incorrect: But the 4 words really conveyed the message effectively- possibly more effectively than a properly worded one could. I have often seen people keep pressing the button at [...]

Excuse me, sir your Malaysian is showing

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Many Malaysian can converse in English- however, as visitors you may find it perplexing that there seems to be a number of vocabulary used that is not found in the English language. As Malaysians, we use local jargon or slangs – which is combined from the different cultural and diversity within Malaysia. Astro August cover [...]