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Post time 2013-8-19 14:43:29 |Display all floors
Great pictures. Wonderful scenary. How are the local people?

Is it expensive living there?

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Great pictures. Wonderful scenary. How are the local people?

Is it expensive living there?

Very friendly, and I notice that there are a lot of Chinese people living in Melaka. They are descendants of early Chinese immigrates who moved to Malaysia, you know what I mean.
It depends. We lived in a small hotel which charges around 240 RMB per day.

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Post time 2013-8-20 08:05:30 |Display all floors
It is a nice country indeed. There are a lot more nice places which you may or may not have been. Depending on your length of stay, you need at least 14-28 days to see the greater of this country. Exchange rate is RMB1 = RM0.48. You tend to feel the rate is against you, therefore more costly. Hope you had a memorable stay here. I am from this country.

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This post was edited by lioncitytemasek at 2013-8-20 10:52

For those wanting to know more about Malaysia, READ THIS. This is circulation amongst   Malaysians discussing their own country.

Mourn, Mourn Malaysia!

Once we were beautiful – by Art Harun

“The so-called Islamisation that we embark upon, which is short of any meaningful spiritual understanding of the religion, but rather born out of political necessities, convenience and mired in political one-upmanship has now produced a nation which is unsure of itself and a people who are fractious, angry, suspicious and at odd with each other.”


I am blessed.
So are many of my friends who are of or around my age.
So are many who are older than me.
As a child of the 60s, I went through my formative years in an English-stream school. It was a big school in town.
And there were hundreds of us Malays, Chinese and Indian boys (it wasn't co-ed).
Our first headmaster was a Chinese gentleman who was as fierce as they came those days.
When he left, he was replaced by an Indian gentleman, who also was as fierce.
My first class teacher was Ms Leong, all long haired and short skirted.
And yes, armed with a wooden ruler, she would knock my knuckles for failing to properly write the number 8.
My first English sentence, learnt on the first day at school was to be uttered after raising my right hand, "Please teacher may I go out?"
That was to be said if any of us had to go to the toilet to do the normal stuffs we all do in the toilet (and not to eat).
Then there were Mr Linggam, Cikgu Aziz and wife, Sharom, Mr Lee the karate guy, Mr Khor, Cikgu Mutalib and various others.
We were a happy bunch. We played together, ate together, learned together and of course, at times, punished together.
And we were equal. In standard 5, I began fasting.
The school canteen stayed open for the whole month.
No renovation. No closure. Muslim and non-Muslim kids, who did not fast, ate as usual.
If they bought a proper meal, such like nasi lemak or mee goreng, they would eat at the canteen.
If it was some kind of snack, they would just eat while walking around, in the class or where ever.
No fuss. No issue. No problem.
My impressionable years were spent in a boarding school. It was the same scenario.
All of us, regardless of race or religion studied together, ate together, played together and at times, getting one or two rotans together.
Visiting a non-Malay house was not a problem.
Eating there was not a problem too. Sharing food with non-Muslims was not an issue.
Things have however, sadly, changed.
And change for the worse. Nowadays, non-Muslims don't send their kids to national school anymore.
They prefer to send the kids to the vernacular schools.
The ones who could afford would send their kids to private schools.
National schools are almost invariably filled with Muslim/Malay students.
National schools would recite prayers before class begin in the morning.
Quranic verses and hadith would adorn walls in the canteen, school office and even classes.
Ustaz and ustazah would even ask school kids to raise their hands if their parents do not pray 5 times a day.
In secondary schools, the tudung is not compulsory for girls - according to the Ministry of Education's circular, if I am not mistaken - but girls without tudung would be viewed askance by schoolmates and teachers alike.
Due to the small number of non-Muslim/Malay kids in national schools, the Malay kids do not have the opportunity to mix around and integrate with non-Malays in their formative and impressionable years.
The small number of non-Malay kids also gives a sense of false superiority complex to the Malay kids as well as teachers.
Thus, my race and my religion are more important than you, your religion and everything else.
Hence the closure of the school canteen during Ramadhan.
This is prevailing in many national schools. Apparently, this is done to "respect" the Muslim                                                           students who are fasting.
Forget the fact that non-Muslims do not fast and they, like any other human beings or animals, have to eat and drink.
Forget the fact that there are Muslim kids who do not fast.
Anybody who just about mentions the word "food" would have been taken as insulting Islam.
On Facebook last week, there were two guys admonishing a hotel which advertised its breakfast package on its page.
They viewed it as disrespectful.
But to be fair, the two were widely condemned by other Muslim facebookers.
The eating-in-the-changing-room debacle yesterday is just the surface of a far unhealthier trend in Malaysia.
Beneath that surface is a society which is fractious, intolerant, selfish and uncompromising.
The obvious question is how did we, as a nation, become like this? As a nation we started so well.
The Federal Constitution was agreed upon by consensus between three major races anchored to give-and-take and win-win camaraderie.
There was a blemish in 1969 but that was quickly nipped in the bud and we soldiered on.

In football, we were in the Olympic final in 1972 and 1980.
By the law of progression, we should be in the World Cup by now. By contrast, Japan and Korea, whom we used to beat, were already in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
We now struggle to beat the likes of Vietnam and even Singapore.
Like our football team, the state of our racial integration and inter-faith relationship has moved in reverse gear.

Years of political posturing utilizing religion and race have now begun to show its ugly consequences.

The so-called Islamisation that we embark upon, which is shorn of any meaningful spiritual understanding of the religion, but rather born out of political necessities, convenience and mired in political one-upmanship has now produced a nation which is unsure of itself and a people who are fractious, angry, suspicious and at odd with each other.

We need to take a real good look at ourselves and examine our ways. And we need to reboot our operating system if we want to avoid a total crash. And we need to reboot fast. -                                                            
Who Screwed up Malaysia???

Ask the Ex-PM of Malaysia - Mahathir !
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far.

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Magnificant!
Life is what you make of it

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Extracts ...

"MALAYSIA NOW OPENLY RACIST: 'Toilet canteen' episode shows up long simmering issues"
Written by         Wong Choon Mei, J. D. Lovrenciear



"Something has gone very wrong
The siege mentality or feelings of inferiority amongst the Malays especially when they face up to the Chinese and Indians - some of whom even without the 'handicaps' are in many ways still smarter and more capable - is huger than before. And this despite the Malays having already carved out so much economic, education and social advantages.


"As for the Chinese, they are still banging their heads against a brick wall that refuses to crumble. More than before, many feel like leaving this 'sickening' country. The Indians...well, the Indians ... that's another sad story that needs a chapter all to itself."


"So what are we going to do about all this RACISM? And to be sure there is no mistaking what we mean by that, what we are talking about is MALAY RACISM against the non-Malays.

"It is not that racial prejudice doesn't exist vice-versa but the problem of the moment in this country is the unbridled feelings of Malay supremacy going more than a little out of control.
Many Malays now not only feel but openly SHOW they have the right to bully, as well as mentally and physically impinge on the space of the other communities."

Full article: http://www.malaysia-chronicle.co ... mid=2#ixzz2cTPoLlyD
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Post time 2013-8-20 10:51:00 |Display all floors
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