Skip to comments.Information on Malyasia and people requested
Posted on 10/06/2012 3:12:09 PM PDT by wjcsux
I met a woman from Malyasia about a month ago. I met her on one of the Christian social sites. So far she seems to be the real thing. She hasn't tried hitting me up for anything. From all indications, she appears to be who she says she is. I am taking all of the normal precautions one would take in this situation and using due diligence.
She is a Christian and was born in the U.S. Her mother is from here and her father is from Malyasia. She has lived most of her life there. She works in the medical field there full time and works teaching at a Christian school there part-time.
I was looking for information on Malyasian customs, culture, dating protocols, family life, marriage and that sort of thing. All I know about Malyasia is that is in the middle of the ocean out there somewhere north of Australia.
Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks everyone. FReerepublic is the best site for information on any and all things. With the exception of Trolls, there is no BS here!
1) Wow, you’re a real romantic, aren’t you. </sarc>
2) Malaysia is almost exclusively Muzzie, so watch out. She may be a big liar.
3) Didn’t this thread already get pulled once today?
One thing I would definitely recommend is that you invest in an atlas or at least a good map of the world.
If you did just that much you could easily find out that Malaysia is not “in the middle of the ocean out there somewhere north of Australia”.
THAT description more accurately fits Indonesia.
Malaysia is mostly well anchored on the vast eurasian continent, and while it does have shorelines, like most of the earth’s nations, it is no more “in the middle of the ocean out there somewhere” than Canada or France.
There are MANY europeans and other Christians in Malaysia, as well as Buddhists, Hindus and others, despite Malaysia being a majority Muslim, and hence participating fully in the worldwide Muslim insanity.
Hopefully, your friend is safe and chooses her companions with care.
To a certain degree this is another one of those 'center of the world' areas ~ massive amounts of goods and products travel the straits and always have.
In general the population in Malaysia is mostly Malay, with a large population of Chinese ~ then there are Brits, Indians, Vietnamese, etc. Sun Yet San had his headquarters in Penang.
Buddhism and Islam are well represented there, but there are also Christians. My understanding is most of the information on the internet is fairly reliable ~ so start with Penang and then Kuala Lumpur.
English is widely spoken, particularly in the service industries, as is Hokienese but with a Malaysian flavor ~ that being that upwards of 30% of the vocabulary is Dutch. Mandarin is in widespread use in business/trade, and then there's Bahasa Malaysia ~ which is very similar to Bahasa Indonesie and Tagalog (at least at the level of basic Malay grammar and vocabulary).
These people eat fiery hot food ~ and it's not unusual to see someone fry up a 300,000 scovil unit pepper slathered in garlic to toss into a bowl of noodles for a snack. Then there's the shrimp paste ~ not even going to talk about that.
The country is earning a pre-eminent position in the tea and spice markets with high quality products grown in relatively modern ways with an eye to hygiene. If you buy unground pepper it will state where the pepper came from ~
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: another growing Asian mega-city that makes our own cities look dowdy and run-down by comparison.
I didn’t do well with Geography. Thats why I stuck with math and science! Thanks LOL!
my fiance is also Christian, in a 90% muslim nation.
if you go here (it’s free, even to join and chat),
you can talk to people in the Malasia section.
most are very helpful. http://www.visajourney.com/
The religious situation there is that if you are ethnically Malay, you are Muslim or else. If you are ethnically Chinese, you may choose freely (until you choose Islam, that is). There is a loud and public faction trying to limit Christian activity, which is already quite restricted. It is a crime to present Christianity to a Malay or a Chinese Muslim, for example.
Thanks, I’ll check it out. I appreciate the information.
How many stupid children besides you did your Momma raise?
They had a lot of commercials on TV about religious tolerance. I picked up on some religious tension there.
In many Asian cultures, you marry the family, women control the money, and you help support relatives...
They’re beautiful and respectful.
Take your time. No hurries man.
You should try talking to an actual person.
One of my cousins lived in Singapore for several years. The software company he works for is based there. They transferred him to Pomona to had up their U.S. operations. He says going to the LA area from Singapore is like being transferred to a 3rd World city.
People get murdered that way. Seriously. Just keep it in mind.