10 Bad Habits of Malaysians (with video)

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Malaysians are trapped in these bad habits that we wish we never had… because some of these are so embarrassing! Can you relate to any of these? (Video is available at the end of article)


1) Double Parking

Not just double parking irresponsibly but also parking the car without leaving the contact no. on the car dashboard. This inconsiderate behaviour is becoming quite a norm in Malaysia.

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Image Credit: The Star Online

 

2) Queue Jumping

I’m sure you can relate to this – another car cutting in at the turning or people rushing into a public transport. Queue jumping has become a never-ending issue in Malaysia. But hey, did you know that the habit of queue cutting is what is creating the queue?

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Image Credit: www.newsflash.org

 

3) Ignoring Public Signs/ Rules

Smoking at non-smoking areas, parking at no parking zones, and using emergency lanes in a non-emergency situation on the highway are all signs of ignoring public signs and rules.

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Image Credit: Notey

 

4) Not Time Conscious

Most Malaysians do not view time as a commodity, and they usually will end up late for meetings or events. Blame the “Malaysian-Timing Lah!”

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Image Credit: ELLE Malaysia

 

5) Reckless Driving

With all those tailgating, honking and flashing, i’m sure you would agree that Malaysia does not have the best drivers in the world.

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Image Credit: www.bbc.co.uk

 

6) Texting While Driving

Let’s admit it – most of us do this all the time.  No matter how good you are at multitasking, texting while driving is dangerous.

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7) Demanding Discounts/ Freebies

Malaysians love freebies and will never stop asking for discounts. Even when there’s no discount, we’ll try. Don’t you agree?

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Image Credit: Forbes

 

8) Not Giving Up Seats for People In Need

Maybe the “priority seat” signs are not prominent enough, but the priority seats are never occupied by pregnant women and elderly people in buses or trains in Malaysia.

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Image Credit: The Star Online

 

9) Leaving Trolleys in Parking Lots

Some things do not seem to change in Malaysia. Trolleys are always found in parking lots. We even have workers hired just to put the trolleys back to where it was taken.

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Image Credit: hanasuva

10) Not Saying “Thank You”

Saying “Thank You” is free. Don’t be stingy. Always say “thank you” to the people who has done something nice to you.

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Image Credit: Talented Ladies Club

A big thank you to our friends at Grim Film for this #velinai video! Because saying “thank you” is free mah!