Malaysia culture is defined by a set of bureaucratic guidelines called " Dasar Kebudayaan
Kebangsaan" or, the National Culture Policy as
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"Bulan terang singgah melihat,
Simpan wang bawa berkat,
Daripada bukit menjadi gunung."
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Every shred and fiber all the way to the inner most core of the coconut is used literEally, also linguistically in the world of Malay language. Frog under coconut shell is well known. Coconut bloom signifies being welcomed plus dozens of expressions that I can't even remember or heard of before..
There was this plastic "pot" at a humble ikan bakar store, on the centre of the table with some bottled mineral water. Folks who are not sure of Malay table manners would have poured the unboiled water into their glasses...gulp...gulp...gulp....
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Inside the World of Ethnic Malays