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Kopi time at kopitiam

Like mamak stalls, kopitiam is another type of eatery that is synonymous to Malaysian culture. Kopitiam, derived from the Malay word “kopi” – meaning “coffee” in Malay, and “tiam” – meaning “shop” in Hokkien, has become a cornerstone of any vibrant and lively community. Though closely connected to Chinese communities, people of different backgrounds can […]

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The “mamak” story

Mamak stalls have become widely associated with Malaysian culture. Most Malaysian cities and towns have at least a handful of mamak stalls, especially in Kuala Lumpur. Mamak stalls have become popular gathering places; people often meet here to chat over either a few cup of drinks, or a full meal. How did this come to […]