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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Kuala Lumpur?

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We asked people in Kuala Lumpur if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"Probably do all the time and just don't realise! Lost in translation happens a lot when trying to communicate something," commented one expat who made the move to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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"It is important to be mindful of cultural norms when visiting Kuala Lumpur. It is considered impolite to point with your index finger, so it is best to use your right hand with the palm facing up when gesturing. It is also important to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. Avoid wearing shorts, tank tops, and other revealing clothing. Additionally, it is important to be respectful when taking photographs, as some people may not want their picture taken. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local customs and traditions, and to be respectful of them," remarked another expat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Kuala Lumpur?

If you live in Kuala Lumpur, newcomers to Kuala Lumpur would love to hear your answer to this question.


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