Kuala Lumpur Local Customs

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  • Dress, Kuala Lumpur

    1. Dress

    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...

  • Religion, Kuala Lumpur

    2. Religion

    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...

  • Etiquette, Kuala Lumpur

    3. Etiquette

    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...

  • Currency, Kuala Lumpur

    4. Currency

    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...

  • Durian, Kuala Lumpur

    5. Durian

    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...

  • National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

    6. National Mosque

    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...

  • Language, Kuala Lumpur

    7. Language

    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....

  • Water, Kuala Lumpur

    8. Water

    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...

  • Weather & Climate, Kuala Lumpur

    9. Weather & Climate

    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...

  • Jalon Alor - Street with Food Stalls, Kuala Lumpur

    10. Jalon Alor - Street with Food Stalls

    Jalon Alor is the well known street for night time food stalls. It is quiet through the day, but at night it comes alive with a heap of activity and cheap food...

  • Street food., Kuala Lumpur

    11. Street food.

    Some of the best food I have tasted has been street food in Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur as well as in George Town, Penang. Don't be afraid to taste, just be sure...

  • Nasi Lemak - raelly tasty national dish., Kuala Lumpur

    12. Nasi Lemak - raelly tasty national dish.

    Different kinds of ikan bilis = small dried fishes. They are used in curries and for giving a salty taste like in nasi lemak, the national dish eaten as...

  • Differences and Similarities, Kuala Lumpur

    13. Differences and Similarities

    Most of the past thirty or forty years of my learning about Islam has been from the perspective of people from the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria,...

  • Hari Raya Festival 2012 in KL, Kuala Lumpur

    14. Hari Raya Festival 2012 in KL

    "Hari Raya" is one of the important holiday festivals in Malaysia. It is equally to Chinese New Year in China or Christmas in the States. It is a celebration of...

  • Shot Glasses, Kuala Lumpur

    15. Shot Glasses

    since I lot collecting assorted knick knacks of my travels, besides buying refrigerator magnets, I also usually buy Shot glasses of the particular area that I...

  • Refrigerator Magnets, Kuala Lumpur

    16. Refrigerator Magnets

    I am an avid collector of refrigerator magnets and whenever I travel, I usually buy them as part of my souvenir collections of the local area that I've visited...

  • Malaysian Sweets, Kuala Lumpur

    17. Malaysian Sweets

    Like any country around the world, malaysia has a varied and numerous kinds of sweets and candies and biscuits. There are chinese and indian and indonesian...

  • Roti, Kuala Lumpur

    18. Roti

    again Roti is a flat bread that originated from North India and Pakistan and brought here by Indian Immigrants and is available everywhere. the roti is also an...

  • Naan Bread, Kuala Lumpur

    19. Naan Bread

    the Naan bread is a northern Indian food flat bread cooked in a tandoori oven that became popular in Malaysia due to the influx of Indian Immigrants and is now...

  • Satay, Kuala Lumpur

    20. Satay

    the Satay is the Malaysian and the Indonesian Version of Barbecue and since both are Muslim Majority Countries, you would hardly see pork satay in these...

  • Malaysian Snacks, Kuala Lumpur

    21. Malaysian Snacks

    malaysia has a variety of small snacks and cool drinks from western to local favorites. Local specialties include the squid balls and fish balls and shrimp...

  • Hainanese Chicken Rice, Kuala Lumpur

    22. Hainanese Chicken Rice

    The Hainanese chicken rice is as popular here in Malaysia as it is in Singapore but it is the National Dish of Singapore. this dish orginated from hainan island...

  • Cost of Living in KL, Kuala Lumpur

    23. Cost of Living in KL

    I visit Kuala Lumpur a lot but not resident there, so my expenses would be higher than a resident and I am sure expat (european and non european) as well as...

  • Cendol, Kuala Lumpur

    24. Cendol

    the cendol is a trans southeast asian dessert that you can taste even in thailand, vietnam, singapore, myanmar, indonesia and here in malaysia. It is one of my...

  • Ais Kacang, Kuala Lumpur

    25. Ais Kacang

    the southeast asian and east asian region are crazy about iced shaved desserts and here in Malaysia is no exception, one of the most popular iced shaved drink...

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