on 23 October 2010
We plan to spend up to a year in Malaysia on a business assignment and, with a first 'recce' to KL imminent, I ordered this little guide to become more knowledgeable about the culture and customs of Malaysia. I've lived and worked in Thailand so know Southeast Asia--but knew little about Malaysia, a Muslim country and former British possession. I found this book really useful and sat and read aloud the first four chapters to my husband one Saturday morning. It gave us a good chance to talk about the trip and share what we'd learned, comparing notes (he'd just spent a month in KL so had recent first-hand experience). The book is brief, clear and makes all the sense in the world. It dovetailed perfectly with his recent conclusions and we're looking forward to sharing the second half shortly--and then getting on a plane.