Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation. With its investment in the high technology industries and moderate oil wealth, it has become a rich nation in South-East Asia. Malaysia, for most visitors, presents a happy mix: there is high-tech infrastructure and things generally work well and more or less on schedule, but prices remain more reasonable than, say, Singapore.


The sole official language of Malaysia is Malay (Bahasa Malaysia or colloquially, Bahasa Melayu), which is very similar and to a large extent, mutually intelligible with Indonesian. Some parts of Malaysia near the Thai border, most notably Kelantan, have dialects of Malay which are nearly incomprehensible to speakers of standard Malay, though most people in these areas will be able to converse in standard Malay if needed. English is compulsory in all schools and widely spoken in the larger cities, although in rural areas a little Malay will come in handy. There is also a colloquial form of English spoken among Malaysians in urban areas, not inappropriately known as Manglish, which takes a bit of getting used to if you intend to join in the conversation on local topics. Malaysians will almost always try to speak ‘standardized English’ when approached by Western travellers. In general, police stations and government offices will have English-speaking staff on duty.

Arabic is taught to those who attend Islamic religious schools, and many clerics as well as other very observant Muslims will have a functional command of Arabic. However, it is not widely spoken, though the Malay language does have a large number of loan words from Arabic. You also might notice some examples of Malay written with Arabic letters. This is called Jawi, and it is still used for religious publications and inscriptions, especially in conservative states like Kelantan, although the Latin alphabet is much more commonly used throughout the country.

The Chinese community in Malaysia speaks a wide variety of Chinese dialects including Cantonese, Mandarin, Teo-chew, Hakka, Hainanese, Hok-chew and Hokkien. Mandarin is taught in most Chinese schools while Cantonese is commonly heard in the mass media, so most Malaysian Chinese would be conversant in both, regardless of their native dialect. The most commonly spoken Indian language is Tamil; others include Malayalam, Punjabi and Telugu.

(source: Wikitravel)





  1. April 12, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Name: syafiq
    Comment: 23yrs old.male.HH and ETS has robbed my life!
    Country/Location: malaysia

    to Syafiq:

    i am appending our conversation and your improved outlook. just view your current situation in a positive way and little you know, you will be relieved:

    see, you already knew what law of attraction is. you are attracting bad situation because you are focusing more to it instead of good situations. that is why i suggested to you to intend focusing on positive ways and make it your purpose, so that you will not feel sorry about your current condition.

    have you seen the clip of ‘no-arms and no-legs’ guy in my weblog.. he focused more on a positive aspects that is why he can see what purpose our Creator had given to him.

    despite the condition, expect good things to come..


    From: syafiq
    To: knowell
    Subject: RE: I am confused.any advice?
    Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 02:50:06 +0800
    Thanks for getting back to me.yeah.i do believe in the concept of law of attraction.hehe.just wondered why the heck do i keep on attracting bad situations into my life.its funny though.keep in touch.

    From: knowell
    To: syafiq
    Subject: RE: I am confused.any advice?
    Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 21:49:33 +0800

    thanks for writing..

    i extend my deep sympathy on what you are currently experiencing. it is indeed disappointing to the point of despair when you found out that your action is ineffective and instead brought you to worse condition. that is why i did not proceed to ETS; although i can say that i am equally uncomfortable with my hand and feet dripping..

    but in spite of what happened, we are not suppose to lose our direction. the reason you are confused is because you are intimidated by the result of your action, which you did not expect to be disappointing. yet you are not suppose to blame yourself on the result. it was done and you do not have to go back feeling sorry for yourself. The more you feel sorry, you are not forgiving yourself and not allowing yourself for betterment. As i can see, you are not directly troubled by your condition, but by guilt for what u done. If you want to move on, you have to forgive and remove the guilt to yourself. Remember this: you are the attractor of your own experience, just you.

    next to do is view the outcome on a purposeful way. ask yourself: why am i doing it? what the results might be? what is the purpose behind all these things? answer and see yourself the way our Creator intend you to be..

    do not forget that although i did not proceed to ETS, we are very much on the same boat. but i learned acceptance on my condition.

    i have more things to enlighten you. just keep in touch. for the meantime, i would like to encourage you to post directly on my weblog to the page where you are specifically located. chances are, you may find same HH friend responding to you which country you are located. there is great relief to find that you are not alone in your own backyard..

    i am keeping my word, i have more things to enlighten you..


  2. Alene Voorhis
    August 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

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