Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Malaysia!

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | Published in

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Happy Merdeka to all my Malaysian readers, bloggers and friends!!!

Since today we are celebrating our 53rd Independence Day, I am coming out with a Top 10 Reasons why I love our beloved country Malaysia!! Let's begin, shall we?

1. Malaysia's weather is hot and humid all year round. Although this may be uncomfortable, the humidity is good for our skin and helps all of us look younger!

2. Malaysia has some of the best food in the world. Think nasi lemak, char koay teow, roti canai, teh tarik, cendol, satay, chicken rice, keropok lekor, bak kut teh, etc. etc!

3. Malaysia is home to some of the best variety of fruits in the world! Where else can you get durians, mangoes, papayas, pineapples, tarap, mangosteens, dragonfruits, rambutans, guavas and bananas in one place?

4. Malaysia is free from major natural disasters! We do not have earthquakes, volcano eruptions, typhoons, twisters and blizzards!

5. Malaysia has some of the best beaches in the world. Think Sipadan, Perhentian, Tioman, Redang and Manukan!

6. Malaysians are generally peace loving and all three major races live in harmony here! It's only the politicians who are trying to spoil it all for us!

7. Malaysians love to eat and we have 24-hour eateries! The only downside to this is we are getting fatter and fatter!

8. Malaysia has the tallest Twin Towers in the world! It's also the most beautiful Twin Towers!

9. Malaysians are generally warm and friendly. In fact, we are in the Top 10 most tourism friendly countries in the world!

10. Malaysia is among one of the countries in the world with the most public holidays. Now I like that a lot! Haha!


Sunrise in Redang Island

Although Malaysia is not perfect, and no country in the world is, I still think the positive aspects of Malaysia far outweigh the negatives. So let us focus on the positives, shall we?

The grass is not always greener on the other side. Let's appreciate our beloved Malaysia.

Thank you Malaysia for being such a wonderful and beautiful country. You are indeed my home sweet home, my Heaven on Earth! Happy Merdeka Day!! : )

FIRST COMMENTER

(71) Comments

  1. lina said...

    Selamat Hari Merdeka Foong!

    August 31, 2010 at 5:51 AM
  2. lina said...

    I wish I work in Selangor though and not KL - coz Selangor has more public holidays!LOL

    August 31, 2010 at 5:55 AM
  3. fufu said...

    happy merdeka...i did mentioned some of the reason in fufu merdeka project... :)

    August 31, 2010 at 8:15 AM
  4. M-Knight said...

    Happy Merdeka and happy holiday

    August 31, 2010 at 8:39 AM
  5. Life Ramblings said...

    Happy Merdeka to all Malaysians.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:24 AM
  6. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! Happy Merdeka to all of us. :D

    August 31, 2010 at 10:01 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! I am glad our weather is not seasonal so that we don't have to waste money to buy so many different apparels. :p

    August 31, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! And that's why we are known as heaven for food. Malaysia is certainly the place for greedy people like us! :p

    August 31, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  9. Tekkaus said...

    Fruits? Hmm...we have king and queen of fruit right?? :p How about watermelon?

    August 31, 2010 at 10:03 AM
  10. Tekkaus said...

    You are right about that bro. I am so grateful we don;t have those dangerous natural disasters. Thank God. :)

    August 31, 2010 at 10:03 AM
  11. Tekkaus said...

    Agreed again bro. The Island I love the most is Tioman. I miss Tioman so much!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:04 AM
  12. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! Only those politicians who are trying to wreak havoc in our lives..I wonder why we allow them to do so?

    August 31, 2010 at 10:05 AM
  13. Tekkaus said...

    Haha :D Everything in Malaysia is becoming like 24/7...and of course..our obesity cases is the highest in SEA!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:06 AM
  14. Tekkaus said...

    Nice one bro. Although KLCC is no longer the tallest building. It is still the tallest twin towers. :D

    August 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM
  15. Tekkaus said...

    What? We are the top 10 most friendly countries in the world? Serious? :p

    August 31, 2010 at 10:08 AM
  16. Tekkaus said...

    Hahahahaha :D We have the most public holidays? No wonder our efficiency is very low lar especially in the government departments. :p

    August 31, 2010 at 10:09 AM
  17. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    Happy Merdeka to u too Foong! ;) whoaa not enuff listing in twitter heh? ;p

    August 31, 2010 at 10:18 AM
  18. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    uhhh yea and as i said TAK SERATA! hahaha! look younger? i jz dnt like the hot sun peel my skin tho. :(

    August 31, 2010 at 10:19 AM
  19. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    Foods and Fruits! many countries doesnt have what Malaysia have! yay! ;)

    August 31, 2010 at 10:20 AM
  20. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    #4 thats so TRUE! so be glad n grateful too! :D

    August 31, 2010 at 10:20 AM
  21. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    #5 ahhh i still remember last eyar we're having the voting for Sipadan being listed in Seven Wonders list! SEEEEE!!! ;D

    August 31, 2010 at 10:21 AM
  22. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    Yea! those politicians are the one racist! but not us! :) if not, how come we can get along with each other with different races n religions people right?

    August 31, 2010 at 10:23 AM
  23. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    #7 yes we all love to eat! btu how come i never get fat one? :[

    August 31, 2010 at 10:23 AM
  24. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    yesh Twin Towers! ehhh u forgot bout Mount Kinabalu ler. altho its not the highest mountain lar. heeee.

    August 31, 2010 at 10:24 AM
  25. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    hahaha! of course we are all friendly! hahaha! love holidays! :] but then horr.. even its not a holiday, u as d panda oso suka suka annouce day off for urself one! LOL!

    August 31, 2010 at 10:26 AM
  26. Merryn said...

    I like to live where we can look younger! Yeah!

    Keropok lekor rocks! I likey :D

    Durians rule! Together with keropok lekor.. lagi ROCKS! :P

    We've got no twisters.. but got lots of twitters :D

    Redang.. my fav! Coz never been to Sipadan... hehehe..

    I eat 25 hours a day :P

    Malaysia might have the tallest Twin Towers, but they have extremely short people! I AM ONE GOOD EXAMPLE :P

    Oh yeah, we are warm and friendly alrite. Must be becoz of the weather :D

    Selangor RULES for the holidays :P

    August 31, 2010 at 10:29 AM
  27. Che-Cheh said...

    Selamat Hari Merdeka yo!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:05 PM
  28. ken said...

    nicely written =)

    August 31, 2010 at 12:35 PM
  29. Eric Lee said...

    ooo....cannot agree more to your points!! our country's food, people and fruits just rocks la....IF only we have better politicians, better roads n public transportation...then we'll be plain awesome la...XD haha happy merdeka

    August 31, 2010 at 12:36 PM
  30. Erika Toh said...

    Wee....finally, can comment!^^ I love your post very much! xD Happy Merdeka, panda~ *Huggies*

    August 31, 2010 at 12:37 PM
  31. Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

    Wow. Happy Independence Day. ^_^

    So do number 1 give us a clue about your looks? Do you look younger than your age?

    Haha...same here in the Philippines. It is our politicians who spoil the fun.

    Well, Happy Independence Day again to all Malaysians.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:53 PM
  32. Mei Teng said...

    Another top ten post :)

    I love Malaysia for its weather and food.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:41 PM
  33. manglish said...

    i totally agree with u!!!! ;)

    August 31, 2010 at 3:04 PM
  34. reanaclaire said...

    Yes, Malaysia is a very nice place to live in if... we are all color blind as our small kids.. :)

    August 31, 2010 at 6:53 PM
  35. [SK] said...

    #1: actually i'm quite ok with the weather, though humid and hot, but i guess i like seeing sunshine all year long..

    August 31, 2010 at 10:05 PM
  36. [SK] said...

    #2: oh yeah, definitely agree with this.. i guess we malaysians will always miss our local food after being away from home for even few days.. :D

    August 31, 2010 at 10:06 PM
  37. [SK] said...

    #3: err, as for fruits i think i am neutral lor.. i also love fruits from seasonal countries though.. :)

    August 31, 2010 at 10:07 PM
  38. [SK] said...

    #4: yes, this is undeniable.. we should feel lucky that our land is free of all these natural disasters..

    August 31, 2010 at 10:08 PM
  39. [SK] said...

    #5: hmmm, don't know why but i guess i am looking forward to beaches and island elsewhere, especially those in the indian ocean.. :D

    August 31, 2010 at 10:08 PM
  40. [SK] said...

    #6: peace loving?? ermm, no comments, or rather say, i do not want to comment on this.. we all know what's the real story behind..

    August 31, 2010 at 10:09 PM
  41. [SK] said...

    #7: haha, i cut away from late night mamak supper for many years lor~~

    August 31, 2010 at 10:09 PM
  42. [SK] said...

    #8: instead i'm more concern on the city planning.. skyscrappers scattering here and there without planning is not cool at all..

    August 31, 2010 at 10:11 PM
  43. [SK] said...

    #9: err, true perhaps.. but i guess only friendly to foreigners - eg: the case of the air-steward, you get what i mean??

    August 31, 2010 at 10:12 PM
  44. [SK] said...

    #10: hahaha!! yes, i love this fact!! but that means we also have less annual leave compared to others..

    August 31, 2010 at 10:12 PM
  45. [SK] said...

    well, looks like the reasons why you love the country is quite "surface".. anyway, not wise to talk too much into those "details" in a public platform here too~~ :p

    August 31, 2010 at 10:13 PM
  46. TZ said...

    what would be the 10 items that make me having doubt and in secure to stay in Malaysia :p

    September 1, 2010 at 12:17 AM
  47. ladyviral said...

    You making me miss Malaysia food! T___T

    September 1, 2010 at 8:53 AM
  48. iamthewitch said...

    Yum! I love Malaysian food! And erm... I think I only love Malaysian food for now. LOL!

    September 1, 2010 at 12:05 PM
  49. HappySurfer said...

    Hear! Hear!

    Great post, Foong. Hope you had a fun day!

    September 1, 2010 at 12:42 PM
  50. HappySurfer said...

    Oh btw, love that sunrise picture and to think that you got up so early to capture the sunrise? Worth the effort, huh? Thanks for sharing the beauty. Can't wait for you to finish up with your China tour we can get on with Redang. Ooops! LOL!

    September 1, 2010 at 12:46 PM
  51. Carol said...

    Good post,really liked the sunrise picture and very glad to know that Malaysia is such a beautiful place...

    September 1, 2010 at 2:37 PM
  52. Suzanne said...

    Thanks for giving such interesting updates on Malaysia. I was really not aware of these things before. Malaysia is truly beautiful.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:53 PM
  53. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    F1 is one of main attraction in malaysia. beside foreign currency are high, therefore malaysia claim to be profit about millions per seission

    September 1, 2010 at 4:49 PM
  54. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    cannot agree more to your points!! our country's food, people and fruits just rocks la....IF only we have better politicians, better roads n public transportation...then we'll be plain awesome la...XD haha happy merdeka

    September 1, 2010 at 7:24 PM
  55. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    this is undeniable.. we should feel lucky that our land is free of all these natural disasters.

    September 1, 2010 at 7:25 PM
  56. eiling lim said...

    Happy Merdeka to you! I love malaysia because there's still such thing as free parking and discounts for summons!

    September 1, 2010 at 9:04 PM
  57. Monica said...

    ya meh? the humidity helps all of us look younger? but i hate hot and humid weather huhuhuh..

    September 2, 2010 at 2:36 AM
  58. Monica said...

    #2 - i agree! :D

    September 2, 2010 at 2:38 AM
  59. Monica said...

    Yay i've Sipadan Island near my hometown (Tawau).. but i've never been to Sipadan wtf :(

    September 2, 2010 at 2:41 AM
  60. Monica said...

    #7 - really? we are getting fatter and fatter!? LOL

    September 2, 2010 at 2:41 AM
  61. Monica said...

    Happy Merdeka to u Foong! :D

    September 2, 2010 at 2:42 AM
  62. Instantdocs said...

    This is a awesome post to go through and I'm really excited to know all those facts about Malaysia. Malaysia have always been a major tourist destination and the trend is gradually increasing. Thanks and bye.

    September 2, 2010 at 2:26 PM
  63. Mariuca said...

    Happy 53rd Birthday Malaysia!! :):):)

    September 2, 2010 at 11:20 PM
  64. Mariuca said...

    I esp love number 4, phew and thank god! :)

    September 2, 2010 at 11:20 PM
  65. Mariuca said...

    Agree with number 9, we are some of the friendliest people around! :)

    September 2, 2010 at 11:21 PM
  66. Mariuca said...

    I did not know number 10 but am loving it too ha ha! :)

    September 2, 2010 at 11:22 PM
  67. Ayie said...

    Happy Merdeka to your beloved Malaysia!

    I totally agree with the humidity...I styarted missing the hot and humid tropics after seeing how my skin has changed so much!

    September 3, 2010 at 3:40 PM
  68. CH Voon said...

    I love Malaysia as well..

    September 3, 2010 at 4:53 PM
  69. Twilight said...

    I agree and support all you 10 good reasons! The only thing I hate are the Mat Rempits and corrupted govt.

    September 13, 2010 at 11:03 PM
  70. Wuji said...

    good... i love malaysia
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    October 28, 2010 at 7:40 PM
  71. unique said...

    salam kenal

    November 14, 2010 at 12:07 AM