Petaling Jaya Local Customs

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    No Tipping Required

    by janettepang Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    You don't have to pay any tips in Petaling Jaya or anywhere else in Malaysia. Tips are usually included in the price .. you might notice this if you look at some receipts (e.g. those who make a note of this more prominently are the more modern/westernised restaurants such as fast-food outlets, etc.) & you will find at the bottom of the receipt - government tax x% & service charge x% .. you can always leave spare change if you went to a restaurant that's air-conditioned, but it is not essential.

    Same goes for taxi drivers, porters in hotels, etc. - you don't have to tip. However, when exceptional service had been provided (e.g. when you know for sure that a taxi driver had not taken you for an 'extended' ride, you've been living in a 5-star hotel and the porter had been most helpful, etc., you may feel free to tip .. just realise that you don't HAVE to, as that's not the norm.

    If you go to pubs/bar, or somewhere in a Hotel, the same rule applies to the 'air-conditioned' places .. you can always leave some spare change - people usually leave the small change in coins that were given when they paid in cash.

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    Crawling Insects ?...

    by coceng Written Nov 21, 2003

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    'Crawling insects' in PJ...

    These flowers/plant are really nice ! They look like crawling insects !
    They also grow wildly in tropical climates.
    I wanted to pluck them out ! maybe I could grow them in my bedroom ?....
    I didn't of course, I didn't want to disturb nature....

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    Same Species...

    by coceng Written Nov 21, 2003

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    Protected from the camera ?...in PJ

    Another flowers which are the same species as the above flowers...but this time, it's orange-red colours ! Very nice !
    Taking photos of these flowers not easy because normally the securities are not happy people taking photos of the surroundings...like they (the flowers..) are protected from any camera !

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    These Were...

    by coceng Written Nov 21, 2003

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    Purposely planted flowers...in PJ

    These flowers were taken near where I work, TESCO Hypermarket area.
    Maybe purposely planted so that the hedges would be colourful but it's a nice sight anyway for my camera & also for your eyes, I hope...

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    These Flowers Were...

    by coceng Written Nov 21, 2003

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    Wild colourful plant...in PJ

    These plant & flower were taken just by the road side when walking home one early evening...
    It doesn't look like a flower anyway...maybe a wild plant but the colours striked me at first glance !

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    Flowers From The...

    by coceng Written Nov 20, 2003

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    Cat & flower...

    Again, another neighbour...with her cat !
    The cat was looking at me as if I was a flower freak ! The neighbour probably thought so too about me.
    Whatever, she had a nice flower...just this one I took a photo of !

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    Flowers From The...

    by coceng Written Nov 20, 2003

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    What medicinal value ?...

    Flowers from another neighbour...hanging & perched on the gate this time...
    He said, "I never knew you liked flowers...";
    I said I don't & then he started to tell me in long form about the medicinal values of flowers...
    "Thank You & I gotta Go !"...I said...

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    Same As...

    by coceng Written Nov 20, 2003

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    Look like hanging lizard...in PJ

    Same plants as above but at different place of course ! this one was taken inside the Centrepoint Mall...
    They look quite intriguing yes ? All these tropical plants & flowers, they have their own species & 'botanical' is not my game unfortunately...

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    Red, Yellow & Hanging !...

    by coceng Written Nov 20, 2003

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    Nice hanging things...in PJ

    These are really nice plants; I think it could be the flowers which don't really look like flowers that you could see on the photo !
    Stripey yellow & red...& hanging out from the gate, they do look nice !
    Photo was taken as I go out for my 'flower expedition' again...around the residential area where I live.

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    Fish...

    by coceng Written Nov 20, 2003

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    Fish in the pond in Centrepoint, in Bandar Utama..

    Some fish in the pond, taken by me at Centrepoint Mall.
    People in Malaysia like to breed fish in their houses. Not easy to take care of them so don't ask me for any tips...
    Nice to look at, nice to eat; That's what I would always think about fish !

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    Fish Photos...

    by coceng Written Apr 16, 2004

    This FISH photo was taken at The New (Wing) One Utama Shopping Mall...
    Situated on the ground floor, the area is called The Green Area !

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    Fish Photos...

    by coceng Written Apr 16, 2004

    This FISH photo was taken at The New (Wing) One Utama Shopping Mall...
    Situated on the ground floor, the area is called The Green Area !

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    Fish Photos...

    by coceng Written Apr 16, 2004

    This FISH photo was taken at The New (Wing) One Utama Shopping Mall...
    Situated on the ground floor, the area is called The Green Area !

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    Fish Photos...

    by coceng Written Apr 16, 2004

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    This FISH photo was taken at The New (Wing) One Utama Shopping Mall...
    Situated on the ground floor, the area is called The Green Area !

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    Fish Photos...

    by coceng Written Apr 16, 2004

    This FISH photo was taken at The New (Wing) One Utama Shopping Mall...
    Situated on the ground floor, the area is called The Green Area !

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