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  • ombugge
    started a topic This is Malaysia

    This is Malaysia

    We have a lot of "This is ......" threads, but not one for Malaysia.
    Although I have posted a few pics from there in other threads before, I hereby start a new thread for all things to do with Malaysia.

    To kick it off, here is the town beach in Lumut, Perak, Malaysia:


    The trees along the beach is "Fire of the Forest":

    Local name, not the official English name.

    A few of the inhabitants:

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    That there are indigenous tribes in Sarawak and Sabah in East Malaysia on Borneo is well known, but the existence of indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia call Orang Asli is less known, I believe.
    Here is a long article about them on CNA for anybody who are interested in that sort of things:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ights-11848294
    Thanks for sharing that article, which I will enjoy later tonight!

    I have heard about Orang Asli many decades ago, but didn't know so much about them, this article will be an interesting read no doubt.

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  • ombugge
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    That there are indigenous tribes in Sarawak and Sabah in East Malaysia on Borneo is well known, but the existence of indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia call Orang Asli is less known, I believe.
    Here is a long article about them on CNA for anybody who are interested in that sort of things:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ights-11848294

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  • ombugge
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    The Eid il-fitr celebration is taken serious in this Malaysian kampung:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ang---11599018

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  • ombugge
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    Anybody who have been to Malacca (Meleka) would most likely also have been to Portuguese Village for seafood. (My favourite; Garlic Prawns)
    Today the old eating places standing on stilts in the water, with the bottom covered in discarded shells, has been replaced with a more modern and hygienic Food court catering mainly to tourist and both the Malacca Portuguese Eurasian colony and their language is in danger of being extinct.
    Effort is made to retain some of their distinct culture and their creole language, known as "Kristang" however:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...apore-11589180

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    The Old Man is still dreaming at 93. A Malaysian Flying Car to beat the Proton National Car project in his younger days:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...aysia-11385414
    Personally, I don't think the flying car will be the mainstream of travel for any of us, nor will the hover board be.

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  • ombugge
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    The Old Man is still dreaming at 93. A Malaysian Flying Car to beat the Proton National Car project in his younger days:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...aysia-11385414

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    High season for durians in Malaysia, but RM 1.- ea. is unbelievably cheap, even if this is the smallest of the Kampong variety:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...stall-10551062
    That is cheap! And Durian is such a ....ehh.. nasty fruit.

    How about you, Sir ombugge, are you a fan of this strange fruit?

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  • ombugge
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    High season for durians in Malaysia, but RM 1.- ea. is unbelievably cheap, even if this is the smallest of the Kampong variety:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...stall-10551062

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  • pakarang
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    OOOPPPSSS.... "someone dropped the ball there!"..

  • ombugge
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    Only in Malaysia: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ooster-9965884

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Where else could this happen than in Malaysia??:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-crash-9522728
    Whaaatttt?

    When you think you have seen everything, be assured that ombugge will bring out a story that I never have seen before!

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  • ombugge
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    Where else could this happen than in Malaysia??:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-crash-9522728

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  • ombugge
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    Will this proud Malaysian be in Oslo in Dec. to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of his brainchild, ICAN:
    http://www.themalaymailonline.com/ma...n-this-years-n

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  • ombugge
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    Unfortunately this is a side of Malaysia that is hard for westerners to grasp: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...ctures-9002146

    In "liberated" Europe it may not be a big deal to most people but seen as a stupid joke by some stupid males, but to a Muslim Malay, especially females, it is an offence that can actually be punishable by a jail sentence.

    It is a said fact that religious conservatism has also been rising in Malaysia in recent years, chipping away at a one-time reputation for moderation and tolerance, as stated in the article.
    At the same time this has caused more se*ual abuse among the rural population
    and frustration among the young urban Malays and other races.

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