1. Your hand is magical!!!
Just by hold it up and you can stop oncoming car traffic. Car, van, or lorry – they all obey the hand. Also, raising your hand gets you past security guards in residential areas. It’s an easy, Malaysian way of saying "I need you to stop' or "I come in peace".
2. You drive on in every colors of the traffic light
Malaysians always drive in all colours of traffic light . Actually sometimes, green is for fast, yellow for faster and red for fastest.
3. Everyone is related to you
“Hello, aunty. Hello, uncle. Hello,Boss" Whether it’s a taxi driver or security guard, isn’t it endearing how Malaysians diminish the distance between strangers? Everyone is an "uncle or aunty" or "Ah Sow or Low Sai aka boss". Errr...hello, since when did I marry your uncle? Or since when did I become your boss??? A simple Sir & Ma'am would suffice. It is more pleasant and appropriate.
4. You greet everyone with a "Have you eaten?"
Some say “good morning”, other say “hello”, Malaysians ask a more important question: “is your belly full?” In Malay it’s"dah makan?" in Tamil it’s "sapa de?" in Cantonese it’s "sek bao mei?" in Hokkien it’s "chiak pah boi?" and the list goes on. Maybe we had it right all along, after all a satisfied tummy is a happy one, so instead of asking how your day’s been, Malaysian’s gauge it from your eating habits! Better still, if they notice you’ve been less than chirpy, they wouldn’t hesitate to make your day by taking you for a teh tarik and a nasi lemak.
5. You answer the phone loudly
When answering the phone; the entire restaurant/cinema/shopping mall knows the whole content of the conversation because the conversation is LOUD! Please, respect yourself & the person calling you! Not forgetting the 'unwilling' audiences. Excuse me Sir/Ma'am, we are NOT at all interested in your conversation! Duh!
6.Yellow box in the middle of the road Malaysia means "come join in the fun" to you
Malaysians in general do not respect the yellow box. Everyone is rushing, rushing....flaunting the law is nothing! Arrrrghhh.... Maybe it needs to be changed to RED BOX?...
7. Friday's the dressing up day
Yes, Friday is the best day of the week in just about any country but it’s a special day in Malaysia - it’s traditional dress-up day! Being the multicultural nation that we are, what better way to celebrate our diversity and our unique cultures than by wearing the traditional get-ups of the various races. It is through activities like this that Malaysians are able to wear anything from an Indian Punjabi pansuit to a Malay baju kurung while they remember, recognise and appreciate that we are apart of a great melting pot that is Malaysia.
8. You pile up food at buffet!!!
There's so much to go around, but unfortunately some Malaysians think there isn't enough and pile all the food they think they want on the plate.
Worse still...hoarding food and then can't finish it!!! Selfish!!!