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Malasysia, Truly Asia: A Travel Review Series (page 1)

| Turn to Series II & III, On Directions and Food Choices | Turn to Series IV and Series IV, On Cleanliness and Beaches|--This series, I used to author it and submitted this review to a certain travel site. Since I posted it more than a year ago, I deem it is fair enough to post it here in y travel blog as well. This series is divided into 8 parts and one part is posted every two days from the first day of posting. Watch out and be guided when you plan to travel n Malaysia. Don't forget to enjoy as well.... Series I. Security and Freedom in this Truly Asian Country ... "Malaysia, truly Asia." Does this phrase sound familiar to you? If your answer is yes, maybe you might have seen the tourism advertisement in some international TV channels as promoted and spoken by Michelle Yeoh. And if you have not heard of the phrase I was referring to, it's all right. At least now you know. When I was still in my home country, the Philippines, these advertisements on the television never really mattered to me, not until I came to see Malaysia. At first, when I arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Terminal Airport, it seems to be all normal for me. People who looks like me, with my color, with my nose and with almost all like myself. It is because I am a Filipina and we are of the same Malay race. What really caught my attention is the freedom I witnessed. There are no security guards around with long and heavy guns and we could simply slip in and out of the door. The scenario was totally different from Philippine establishments full or door guards with large guns, not only in airports and banks but also to small establishments earning 20 euros a day!. Despite this situation, the place(the KL terminal) was so tranquil and safe, visible with the fact that passengers simply lye down anywhere in the terminal and take their nap while waiting for either threir flights or buses.

malaysia, malaysian tourism, visit malaysia, travel malaysia, asian travel, asian trip, asian cruiseThe Petronas Twin Tower in Kuala Lumpur. I have been in this tower at least thrice to try my luck of enlisting myself to be one among those who could cross the twin towers' bridge but always with no luck!

Others who are not comfortable just sitting or lying around spend their time at the Asian Kitchen. Others at McDonalds and those who loves coffee go to Coffe Bean.


In the cities, I never saw anyone with a gun, even the policemen. One time, when we were at Kota Raya mall, a group of police officers were checking identification cards from a suspicious looking malaysian group of youngsters, but they never had a gun! I was really surprised because the presence of guns in the Philippines is pretty normal.

6 comments:

Ratty said...

Very informative post. I have several internet friends from Malaysia. They also make it seem like such a very nice place. Both the peninsula and Borneo.

EddieGarcia said...

I can only imagine how you must feel about your home country and being guarded at every turn, then experiencing the freedom in Malaysia and seeing the wonderful difference. Did it make you want to mover there? If so, could you w/o any real difficulty? Freedom is something that most take for granted. I see it as a privilege in the US and I am thankful everyday that I can wake up knowing that I can go and do whatever I wish w/o the interference of civil authority. Thanks for the post!

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I Love Philippines! said...

@Ratty,
Those who have four seasons usually like the tropical places, say Malaysia and other Southeast Asian nations, especially if there are beaches and many interesting places.

@EddieGarcia,
Indeed! But now that am a couple of years away from it, it seems that I miss it too! I did not intend to move in Malaysia because I could be free with security guards but in terms of food, outfit and women's expression, it has lesser freedom.

Without offense but the freedom in US of A is not absolute. No interference from authority but many die from gun shooting for no reason. I think sometime security/authority checks also serve some purpose.

bluedreamer27 said...

wow ang swerte mo naman
never been to abroad
hopefully when i am on the right age to work hehe
just adding this blog into mu blog roll
have a great day and happy blogging

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