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Tales of the Baba Nyonya

As the saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”; getting used to foreign cultures and customs helps one adapt to life in a different country or region, especially one that is drastically different from where one came from. It is also crucial in creating unique mixes of ethnic groups and cultures, such […]

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Cultural spectacles

In Malaysia’s diverse and harmonious society, people of various races and religions have the right to hold their own beliefs; they can showcase and preserve the uniqueness of their own culture through festivities and ceremonies, which have become cultural heritages in their own rights. Here are some of the most notable examples. Malay traditional wedding […]

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Kongsi Raya

Do you know that some major festivals in Malaysia may occur at around the same period? This phenomenon is most commonly referred to as “Kongsi Raya”, referring to the fact that Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Aidilfitri may occur close to one another. The phrase “Kongsi Raya” was first coined in 1996, during an […]

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Lessons in Manglish

Malaysia’s unique culture is not only represented by the demographics and lifestyle, but also in their language. Manglish, also known as Bahasa Rojak (“rojak” means “mixture” in Malay), is best described as Malaysia’s very own blend of spoken English, influenced by other languages spoken in Malaysia. Manglish is one of the informal yet prevalent ways […]