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31. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Quoting SuperBrat

I wish Malaysia had
2) History and culture as rich as Europe

Excuse me, but last time I checked, that was true. I'm not very well informed about Malaysia, but I know that there are records of that country going back about 1000 years. That's definitely longer than some other countries like the USA or Canada. (if you don't count the history of the Native American, that is.)

And who is to say that Malaysian culture isn't rich?

32. Posted by TwinA (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

I wish people in North America were as openly affectionate as those in Spain - I love how the families, lovers, and friends are with one another. They make no apologies for anything.... Us Canadians are forever apologizing and worrying about everything! Also wish NA´s were more patient and would just slow down and enjoy life more like the Spaniards.... It´s great and will be tough to go back to the mad rush in a few months...

And I wish I could see more Spanish eyes in Canada ;) So beautiful and sexy....

That being said, there are a lot of things about Canada that could be implemented here too....but that´s not what you asked about ;)

Sid

33. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

Quoting t_maia

Quoting SuperBrat

I wish Malaysia had
2) History and culture as rich as Europe

Excuse me, but last time I checked, that was true. I'm not very well informed about Malaysia, but I know that there are records of that country going back about 1000 years. That's definitely longer than some other countries like the USA or Canada. (if you don't count the history of the Native American, that is.)

And who is to say that Malaysian culture isn't rich?

I stand corrected. It may be rich, but it is hardly presented to appeal in a manner European culture has And I speak for myself, so it really is a case of one mans meat...

34. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Quoting SuperBrat

Quoting t_maia

Quoting SuperBrat

I wish Malaysia had
2) History and culture as rich as Europe

Excuse me, but last time I checked, that was true. I'm not very well informed about Malaysia, but I know that there are records of that country going back about 1000 years. That's definitely longer than some other countries like the USA or Canada. (if you don't count the history of the Native American, that is.)

And who is to say that Malaysian culture isn't rich?

I stand corrected. It may be rich, but it is hardly presented to appeal in a manner European culture has And I speak for myself, so it really is a case of one mans meat...

Hey Christine,

Could u elaborate what you mean by the underlined phrase? i quite understand when we say Indian culture, Chinese culture,etc ( culture of a nation or country ) but european culture ? well, if that is so, what about Asian culture ?

Malaysia is culturally rich..and we have been presenting this richness to the world, including the peranakan (baba nyonya), malacca chitty....

dana

;)

35. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

I wish Norway had frikandellen (Dutch sausage....)

36. Posted by rolla (Full Member 32 posts) 10y

I wish Italy had Spain's Prime Minister! ;)

37. Posted by rolla (Full Member 32 posts) 10y

... actually any other would do...
(just kidding )

38. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

I wish Malaysia has Churros con Chocolata from Spain!!!

Well, it's actually fried fritters dipped in hot chocolate. We do have them in one of the Spanish restaurants in KL but it aint the same!

Imagine really thick hot chocolate (like melted chocolate) but really light to drink...how i miss those!

39. Posted by carms0808 (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

I wish South Africa had Switzerland's standard of living. Hardly any poor people (are there poor people in Switzerland?)
The UK's department stores and nightbusses.
Japanese Metro system or any country's good transport system.
Oh and any country who has a corrupt free government. (don't know of any)

Other than that can't fault my country, has the sun, sea, beautiful scenery, the Big Five, many cultures, great food:)

40. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

Quoting danalasta

Quoting SuperBrat

Quoting t_maia

Quoting SuperBrat

I wish Malaysia had
2) History and culture as rich as Europe

Excuse me, but last time I checked, that was true. I'm not very well informed about Malaysia, but I know that there are records of that country going back about 1000 years. That's definitely longer than some other countries like the USA or Canada. (if you don't count the history of the Native American, that is.)

And who is to say that Malaysian culture isn't rich?

I stand corrected. It may be rich, but it is hardly presented to appeal in a manner European culture has And I speak for myself, so it really is a case of one mans meat...

Hey Christine,

Could u elaborate what you mean by the underlined phrase? i quite understand when we say Indian culture, Chinese culture,etc ( culture of a nation or country ) but european culture ? well, if that is so, what about Asian culture ?

Malaysia is culturally rich..and we have been presenting this richness to the world, including the peranakan (baba nyonya), malacca chitty....

dana

;)

I shouldn't be saying this, and I am NOT slagging off Malaysia, but I tend to compare places like Petaling Street to the Christmas markets in Europe. Some people may say its like comparing chalk and cheese, but... Or the way they have used (God forbid!) kitchen tiles to form the steps up to the A Famosa to make it more accessible to tourists. Compare the museums in Europe and the ones back home. Some of the most beautiful architechture in the country (the beautiful old buildings along Jalan Tun Razak in KL for example, and at the back of Chinatown, the old colonial buildings in Ipoh etc) are just left to ruin, whilst a lot of jaw droppingly beautiful buildings in Europe are regularly maintained and sandblasted to keep them clean.
If you have been to Jonkers Street in Malacca, you will see the flourescent coconut trees that stick out like sore thumbs in the middle of this historic part of town. Nothing seems sacred anymore

And this is all part of our heritage, but its just not shown the respect it deserves