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1. Posted by pmitty (Full Member 15 posts) 12y

pmitty has indicated that this thread is about Malaysia

I have been to India, and I wonded..is it not acceptable to wear sandles, skirts, capris and tank tops in thailand and malaysia?? I would wear these things in Canada or anywhere in Europe, but I understand culture is different. Please advice!

2. Posted by lizp (Full Member 77 posts) 12y

Its OK to wear sandles and skirts in Malaysia and Thailand. Thailand is more 'free' but you should try to dress sensibly in Malaysia, especially in the eastern states of Kelantan and Terengganu. These are the strict Moslem states. Otherwise its not really a problem what you wear, just try not to be too revealing.

3. Posted by SpaceCadet (Full Member 70 posts) 12y

Hey there,

I totally agree with Liz. You should wear more conservative in those 2 states in M'sia coz they are under Islamic opposition party.They have very sexist rules which I wouldn't wanna live by. In places like Kuala Lumpur, you'll be suprise to see people on the street revealing more than what they should.

Cheers!

4. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 12y

Just a quick post to agree with the others. I found Western Malaysia to be very "western" as in like Europe and the US, with Thailand not being much of an issue, you'll see all types of dress there. If you dress more modestly though you'll find the locals especially older people will be more comfortable in their dealings with you.