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The Culture

Malaysia has a combined population of over 20 million people. And is located between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, Malaysia has traditionally been a meeting place for traders and travelers from the East and West.

As a result, Malaysia has a multicultural and multiracial population consisting of Malays, Chinese, Indians and numerous indigenous peoples. Although Malay is the official language, English is widely spoken, especially in business, and the English language is a compulsory subject in all schools.

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The Culture

Handshakes are generally suffice for both men and women, although some Muslim ladies may acknowledge an introduction to a gentleman with a nod of her head and smile.

The traditional greeting of "salam" resembles a handshake with both hands but without the grasp. The man offers both hands, lightly touches the visitor's outstretched hands, and then brings his hands to his chest to mean, "I greet you from my heart". The visitor should reciprocate the "salam".

Greeting by hugging and kissing is not generally practiced in Malaysia. However this is becoming more common amongst the western educated and young. It is also customary to remove one's shoes when entering a Malaysian home.

The right hand is always used when giving and receiving objects.  Pointing is normally done using the thumb as using the right forefinger is considered rude.

   
   

 



 

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