Now that we have travelled through Malaysia for the past two weeks we can provide you with tips on 3 things you should never say in Malaysia:
1. “It’s only a mile, we can walk that!”
You can’t. It’s either too hot or raining too heavily. Or both. And why would you when public transport is so efficient, so cheap (pennies, literally), and is air conditioned to a temperature which your average polar bear would find a bit on the nippy side. (note: shame on you London Transport)

2. “Of course you can take a photo of my wife!”
Once you let one person do it, a queue literally forms. Which you can kind of understand in the countryside where some people have never seen blond hair and blue eyes, but is harder to accept when they want photos of Chris too. Perhaps they thought he was Wayne Rooney (before the hair transplant, I assume).

3. “A medium hot curry please!”
Because there’s nothing medium hot about a medium hot curry in Malaysia. Yikes!

And one final observation. Fantastically friendly locals. Just one example. We tried to leave a 5 Ringit tip in a restaurant but accidentally left four 1 Ringit notes and a 50 note (which looks broadly similar to a 1 after a few cheeky Tiger beers). To which the waiter laughed, pointed out our error, and then gave us back the fifty with a friendly smile.

We’ll miss you Malaysia.

Next stop……Cambodia.

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Tammy & Chris are a couple hailing from Germany and England, meaning between them they are efficient and polite, but unable to talk about football. Find out why they stopped pushing pens around the British civil service to travel the world on their blog.

5 Thoughts on “Reflections on Malaysia

  1. Thanks for sharing, great tips – we’re headed there at the end of the year & so looking forward to it!
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  2. All throughout Asia, people would ask for a photo and intend me to be in the photo. I’m a celebrity! Or least it felt like that.

  3. people would even hold out their camera, so I’d assume they want me to take a photo of the two of them, but they actually wanted me to be in it, of course. I agree, it did go from flattering to exhausting.
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    • Tammyonthemove on July 8, 2015 at 3:45 am said:

      Ha ha, yes that’s how I felt too. I was particularly popular in China for some reason and at one stage I even had a queue forming of people who wanted a photo with me. 🙂

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