Malaysia is a multiracial country with a rich cultural heritage. Unique to Malaysia is the 'Open House' concept where during the various cultural and religious festival like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Gawai Day and others, friends and families and even strangers would visit the homes of those who are celebrating the festival, to wish them well and enjoy the feast prepared by the hosts. Although the visitors may be from different races, they still can tolerate with each other and live under the same roof where they celebrate the festival together. This will help to strengthen the ties among
This shows the contribution of the Chinese culture to cultural diffusion. Indian and Western culture have also influenced the Indonesian cuisine. For example, Indonesians eat rice with chicken instead of bread at a popular fried chicken fast food franchise. In this way, the influence of Western cultures, such as America, can be since in fast food franchised located in Indonesia. Overall, many areas should the cultural diffusion within Indonesia which has been contributed to by many different cultures.
Malaysia had a gorgeous colorful history. Hundreds of years ago, Malaysia had being a part of the international spice. Malaysia also has a multicultural and multiracial population which consists of Malays, Chinese, Indians and numerous indigenous peoples. These are the reason that make Malaysia having mix culture from different race as one of the attraction and strong fundamental of tourism. First, culture.
Other than that, we also began to distance ourselves from major powers by putting a strong emphasis on regionalism. We developed contacts and diplomatic relations with communist countries. In terms of economy, we accept investments from other than British sources. The spirit to become friends with other countries and finding a new friend has strengthen the relationship of Malaysia with Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). At the same time, the Malaysian foreign policy priority is towards the Non-Aligned Movement countries, ASEAN countries, Islamic states and also Commonwealth
Policies and controversies The Malaysian government has identified the Malaysian culture through the issuance of "1971 National Culture Policy." It identifies the three principles as guidelines for Malaysian culture: it is based on indigenous cultures; if it were judged on elements of other cultures appropriate and reasonable that they can be regarded as the Malaysian culture. And that Islam would be an important part of the national culture. There are some cultural differences between Malaysia and neighboring Indonesia. The two countries share a similar cultural heritage, sharing many of the traditions and elements.
Local residents familiar with their local language, they communicate by mixing the Malay and English at the same time. Since we are young, we convey our idea by the language that we are familiar. In Malaysia, there are many languages using by the resident. Among this, Malay is the main language and English is the second language other than Mandarin or Tamil that using by resident. Unconspicuously, they will express their feeling and thinking with the most comfortable language.
This might reflects diverse cultures in Malaysian society. The strong economic growth in the late 80's and early 90's contributed to major changes in consumer purchases and consumption patterns. The food industry in Malaysia is very developed and refined, it is dominated by small and medium scale companies. Malaysian government has recognize that the food processing industry as a priority
Nowadays, there are a greats deal of Chinese food in Thailand. It played a role in Thailand since Rama V. Original Thai food cultures often eat fresh vegetables with chili paste but after Chinese bring their food cultures to Thailand which is eating mature vegetables, Thai-Chinese take Chinese technic to use and create Chinese foods in Thailand such as fried vegetable, soup and noodle that are widely popular from the past till now. Furthermore, not only the food that Thai-Chinese inherit from their ancestor but they also bring using chopsticks to Thai people, for example, when Thais eating noodles, they use chopsticks that are influenced from Thai-Chinese. Chopsticks of Chinese dominate Thai cultures that Thais ate food with the right hand in the past. These are proved that Thai-Chinese who maintain Chinese food cultures expand their culture to Thais and they still uses in
INTRODUCTION “Malaysia, truly Asia” is a motto launched by the Tourism Malaysia since 1999 to promote Malaysia as one of the exceptional tourist destinations in the world. Since then, Malaysia has brought tourists more than 7.4 million from all over the world (Munan 2002). Ironically, the motto is not only capturing the essence of the country’s unique diversity, but also illustrates the social dilemma of the immigrant labors faced by the country. Owing to its inclusive connotation, this motto becomes the unofficial nation-branding to portray the harmony, cultural and culinary diversity, nature, modernity, and hospitality of the country (Bouchon 2012). However, Malaysia is not only magnetizing tourists, but somehow flocked many immigrants to settle in Malaysia for a living and hoping for a better life (Lek 2016).
For example, when you go to a certain event. Inilah budaya Malaysia (This is Malaysian culture). Inilah Malaysian art. All you see is a fusion of a little bit of Malay culture, Chinese and Indian culture once put together it becomes rojak, oh! It’s Malaysian culture.