Although it is hard to believe everything in life have their own challenges, and this includes travel to this beautiful country, Malaysia. There’s a lot of good things that Malaysia famous for, but the fact that everything in the world has their own good and bad so we want to share to you another perspective of Malaysia that a traveler normally has to face.
Wei macha, you want to makan here or tapau?
The first and foremost is the language barrier. Malaysia mixed everything here and turns out it’s not only the food. Most Malaysian can converse in English, but as you can see above, Malaysia is so unique that they create a language on their own. Three different languages in one sentence sound impossible to you? But to Malaysian, it wasn’t.
So how to overcome this?
Next, the very simple gesture are to laugh and smile a lot. Luckily, this body language is universal. An easy going demeanor makes it much easier to make it through a conversation consisting mainly of gestures and miming. And the best part that you should experience in Malaysia is, the power of hand. I mean your hand can seem powerless right now but in Malaysia, people take serious the hand gestures than any place.
Next, as any traveller that need to learn some basic words before traveling and so do you. Learning new language could also be an advantage to you, I mean at the very least you maybe can get things at cheaper price, you don’t have to go through all the hassle to find a toilet, or you could create a new relationship with the local people. So say yes people to this language.
Can I buy this? – Boleh saya beli ini?
How much is this – Berapa harga ini?
What is your name? – Siapa nama awak?
Can I go there – Boleh saya pergi ke sana?
Where is Kuala Lumpur – Di mana Kuala Lumpur?
Malaysia is such a beautiful country – Malaysia ialah sebuah negara yang cantik
And hey, if you really can’t stand the language barrier, there are always translator apps for you to use. It proved especially useful especially when the language uses an entirely different alphabet, like Greek. And one of the apps is Jibbigo, that allows you to speak or type the word or phrase you want to be translated, and with just a few taps, a both written and oral translation is now ready.
Challenges can exist in every possible way for traveler especially when they’re 1000 feat far from home. But that should not stop you from having your traveling adventure, at least. Or maybe you can have the short way and book the adventure with us. With us, we’ll make the local adventure to be easier. Read more on our website, Byloka.