Wilayah Persekutuan Local Customs

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Wilayah Persekutuan Local Customs

  • Dress

    Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

    I was really nervous about what to wear when I went to KL. Because they are a majority Muslim country I wasn't sure if I would be offending them if I wore shorts or a skirt. I spent the first two days there wearing jeans when it was stinking hot and really humid! I ended up asking one of our tour guides and he said that wearing shorts and skirts is...

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  • Religion

    Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

    Indonesia maybe the Largest Muslim Nation of the World, but the Government there is secular and here in Malaysia, eventhough the Government is Secular, Islam is the State Religion and it Malaysia has a dual judiciary system of British Style Court Sytem and Sharia Courts. Many local Malays are Conservative and are Deeply Religious so that it is...

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  • Etiquette

    Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

    When you meet a Malaysian, especially a Malay, the right way to shake hand is to offer both your hands and gently grip the other person's hand. He or she would definitely do the same. Of course, the Western way is mostly and widely accepted as Malaysians are very liberal and Westernised but it's just a guide of how Malaysian cultures are.

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  • Currency

    Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

    the Malaysian Ringgit ( RM) is the official currency of the federal states of Malaysia. the malysian currency was named the Malaysian Dollar before 1975 and since then, the Ringgit (which means jagged in bahasa malaysia) was adopted as the Name of the currency. The malaysian riggit comes at RM 1, RM 5, RM 10, RM 20, RM 50, RM 100, RM 500, and...

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  • Durian

    Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

    Durian. Be prepared for a very special smell. It might take a little while to get used to the smell and taste. However, it tastes much better than it smells. It is most often forbidden to take durians in hotels or taxis and absoloutly forbidden in airplanes. You'll get fined if you do!

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  • National Mosque

    Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

    Although there are some pamphlets inside the Mosque, the attendants enforce a policy that the toilets at the main entrance to the Mosque are FOR MALAYSIANS ONLY! The attendants prevented my non-Malaysian friend from entering. Although they are not labeled FOR MALAYSIANS ONLY! (which is clear in the photos) that is their policy, according to the...

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  • Weather & Climate

    Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

    It is very hot and sticky in Kuala Lumpur. Luckily the shopping centres and even some of the street vendors have icy cold aircon - the best aircon i have ever experienced. Travelling must still go on and i recommend that you have a bottle of water with you at all times. You will be amazed at how fast you can go through that bottle. The city...

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  • Language

    Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

    This is one of the most facinating experiences during the visit to Malaysia. As Bahasa native speaker (which has similarity with Malay Language), we understand each other when we speak in Malay. Although after several times misscommunication with our Malaysian friends (some of similar words turn to be different meaning), we decided to speak in...

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  • Water

    Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

    as in any major cities, people don't generally trust tap water and hence the water refilling stations and water bottling companies are making a killing selling various kinds of bottled water like distilled water, spring water, mountain spring water, alkaline water, purified water and more and here in Kuala Lumpur is no Different so yopu can buy...

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