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Forum: Malaysia
Nov 30th 2012, 7:10 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,887
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Westerners, how is the relationship w/Muslim Malays?

Ha ha ha, yup, he says with his eyes glazing over :rolleyes:
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 30th 2012, 1:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,887
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Westerners, how is the relationship w/Muslim Malays?

With regard to socializing with Malays I have found them to be very sociable & I've built up many good friendships.

I've been to weddings in Kampungs in the jungle with 1000+ attending where I am...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 30th 2012, 1:35 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,887
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Westerners, how is the relationship w/Muslim Malays?

Hi Mad Hatter,

People are people, I find it is the same everywhere I've visited any where in the world with good, bad, odd, nuisances,.....

I find at a street level there is no problem between...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 14th 2012, 12:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: I have a questions! & Hello Malaysia!

Hi carlylou11,

Does your resort have a website? If yes then place the URL in your signature, this will count on as an inbound link from each post you have scribed from here.

If your site has...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 12th 2012, 4:06 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 11,337
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Having a baby in KL

Please remind me never to break my leg in Singapore, or even heaven forbid, suffer the complete indignity of ever having to comprehend the social pariah status that tooth decay may impede on my...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 12th 2012, 3:35 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 11,337
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Having a baby in KL

WoW!!!!!

You are the master of ambiguity by proxy.

If you have got a political axe to grind just state it.

I doubt this is the forum to actually garner political (or otherwise) opinion, I...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 11th 2012, 11:53 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,472
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Driving in Malaysia

I definitely would not recommend anyone try to blindside the police with aggression, not just in Malaysia but anywhere for that matter!

A smile & polite slow conversation is a more measured...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 10th 2012, 2:11 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,472
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Driving in Malaysia

Driving is ok in Malaysia but as has already been stated a GPS is a must.

Also, an international driving licence is required.
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 2nd 2012, 10:57 am
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Are they still protesting the Anti-Islam Vdeo

After being based in Penang for 7 years I've been in KL for the last 4 months, but as Britmal has stated above you needn't worry about that kind of stuff in Malaysia.

My experience so far is it is...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 2nd 2012, 8:04 am
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Are they still protesting the Anti-Islam Vdeo

errrrr what protests?

I can't say that I noticed any
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 2nd 2012, 11:29 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 48,231
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Penang Food

Nasi Lemak is all about the quality of the rice & sambal.

The rice should be consistently firm, not too fluffy & definitely not sticky. Most rice cookers result in nice tasting but sticky rice...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 1st 2012, 2:25 am
Replies: 331
Views: 48,231
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Penang Food

Good post Strider.....all good info for every self respecting ex pat :thumbup:
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 27th 2012, 6:40 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,880
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Introduction from a possible mm2h

Hey Tenerifeman,

Personally, I love Malaysia, maybe 10 years ago I would have preferred Thailand or the Phillis, but hey ho I'm happily married now.

Looking at your criteria maybe somewhere...
Jul 6th 2012, 8:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Traders Hotel - Iskander

The Thistle is the old Hyatt Regency Hotel located on Jalan Sungai Chat.

<snippety snip>



I stayed there for a couple of days before I took the Jungle Train to Kota Bharu & it is a well...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 26th 2012, 9:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: My Malaysia Research Complete!

Hey Abdul, good luck with the move, I wish you every success.

What line of business are you going to set up?
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 14th 2012, 6:39 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: malaysian youth

When I used to attend football matches in the UK this practice was rife.
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 14th 2012, 6:35 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: malaysian youth

Hi ex reg,

All I remember is it was a ground floor shoplot in the Melaka Raya area.

If you want recommendations for Penang I think I've probably been to them all.
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 13th 2012, 8:09 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: malaysian youth

Hey bakedbean,

I have came across them many times in petrol stations late at night in the Bayan Baru area.

I've found walking past them confidently armed with a welcoming smile is enough to...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 13th 2012, 5:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: malaysian youth

I'm not based in KL (Penang) so can't really comment on the day to day specifics of the areas you talk about.

One observation based on your comments though:

It may be the case they are looking...
Forum: Malaysia
May 4th 2012, 7:23 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Where to stay on East coast of peninsula

Have you considered Kota Bharu?

You can follow the Kota Bharu heritage trail as there are some great buildings in the city.

If you like strolling along beaches Kelantan has some beauties with...
Forum: Malaysia
May 1st 2012, 12:45 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 48,231
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Penang Food

Hi BakedBean,

To be honest I'd never heard of Melaka fried chicken before, but, they deep fry it with a wonderful spicy mix & it actually comes out dark brown & has the appearance of being burnt!...
Forum: Malaysia
Apr 30th 2012, 5:45 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 48,231
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Penang Food

My favourite hawker stall (Mama Lissa's) closed down a while ago but they have just opened a restaurant at the Bukit Jambul Shopping Complex & the food is just as good as before with a little more...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 22nd 2012, 5:49 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 48,231
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Penang Food

I see the chef from 'That Little Wine Bar' now has his own program on the Asian Food Channel. It is called 'Chalk and Cheese' and it is on @ 9pm every Monday:
...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 19th 2012, 3:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Crime

My experience is Malaysia is a far safer country than the UK by a long long looooooong way.

(Caveat - I'm from NE Birmingham so that is my comparison)

Of course there is crime, just like there...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 19th 2012, 2:58 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 21,324
Posted By TopHattedCat

Re: Offer to work in KL: Cost of Living

Hi UK Guy,

Just my ywo penneth worth;

Eating out can be very cheap or expensive dependent on your tastes. However you can find some of the hawker stalls sell some really tasty dishes it is just...
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