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What You Can Find Out About Yourself as a Dater, By Looking at the People You Date

What You Can Find Out About Yourself as a Dater, By Looking at the People You Date

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Eastwood, a Chinese/Korean Enclave in the northern suburbs of Sydney, Australia!

Eastwood, a Chinese/Korean Enclave in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia!

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SINGAPORE HAS LONG PRIDED ITSELF ON BEING COOL -- "A TECHNO COUNTRY JUST LIKE JAPAN," AS MY FILM MAKER BUDDY GARNET MAE ONCE PRONOUNCED. He was used to prowling around all the wild islands of Indonesia speaking the lingo and getting his hair braided on tropical beaches, but when it came time to recharge, he landed on Singapore Island. I don't know if he said anything about the beauty of Singaporean women, but perhaps he should have. Malaysian blogger Kennysia blew up a storm a few years ago when he betrayed his countrywomen by writing a post called Why I Should Date Singaporean Girls. Kennysia's post generated plenty of criticisms and comments. Some of the responses included: "Suppose that girl was kinda right. you did sound like you were pretty keen on dating singaporean girls. but i've always thought that girls in sabah/sarawak are really pretty. even prettier than singaporeans. =P". (Jetyr) "Hey dude, you forgot one important thing: In Singapore, Oral sex is illegal unless it is used as a form of foreplay. So, a road trip from Johore to Penang would be a lot more fun if you date Malaysian girl :) we can bribe the highway patrol." (Cindy) "For me, it's actually up to your taste right... I mean not EVERY Singaporean girl will be likeable as those you've met. And not EVERY Malaysian girl cannot meet up to those personality style that you've mentioned. And you have to bear in mind that Singapore is an island where lots of people from all over the world visit and set up their marks as compared to Malaysia where the places are limited to certain areas only. Hence of course Singapore girls have seen, experienced and are influnced by more versatile and up-to-date culture." (Ash) "Singaporean and Malaysian city girls are pretty much alike ler...its just that Malaysia is a bigger country with small towns, villages as well and a bigger female population. Thus girls in Msia vary more." (Chriszie) wat do U say..?" (Kaz) "All these talk about Singapore girls sets me into a deep mode of thoughts....about 20 years ago...Singapore girls is no different than any other ladies in the region....but as society progress...things starts to can find most denizens in most develope or going to be deveope countries a wee bit cocky....maybe the price that we are all paying for what we call sophistication and a point that relationship anf friendship becomes so complex.." (Dwane)

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Wallpaper 4 Your Desktop says: "Singapore girls, their elegant, chic and stylish fashion for the modern woman are famous. We girls Singapore or Singapore Chinese girls, smooth skin, trendy clothes, and are beautiful in the fashion sense can say that. Singapore public in the way, if you girls tank top in the afternoon or get a surprise hug kiss each other, do not wear."
What is Wallpaper for Your Desktop trying to say exactly: that just like Malaysia this is a strict country with harsh rules against premarital coupling? Wallpaper 4 Your Desktop goes on to remark (and this definitely sounds like it has been translated by a computer from Bahasa something into English): "Singapore girls had no qualms about a sex blog, where his real name and photo, sex before they can write about anything, while the Malaysian girls on the back of an anonymous pseudonym to hide the matter is put to feel. Why AR? Social stigma lah."
DragonFruit on Singapore Brides confides: "I find Malaysian Chinese (non-KL residents) very nice and warm people, humble and sincere in their disposition... from my experience, the culture differences would be that the pace of life is slower over there and people tend to take life more easily compared to Singaporeans. Malaysian Chinese usually have their own business rather than work for MNCs or the government (if you know what I mean). Their family nucleus is a tightly knitted one and it is common for them to go outing together with their relatives on a frequent basis. Generally, you can feel the sort of 'kampung spirit' in them..."

From the same source: "I think, some Singaporeans think that Malaysians have lousy dress sense. Singaporeans try to dress as much similar as Taiwanese, Korean & Japan them they are their idol. But Malaysians dress like Malaysians. Some try to benchmark Malaysians dress sense with them and judge them." (Cynthia Tan)

Singapore Dissident says: "No, the 16 year old girl Abby Sunderland is not from Singapore. She is from Thousand Oaks Southern California presently on her 40 foot sailboat "Wild Eyes" an Open 40, fiberglass monohull fin keeled sloop presently off Cape Horn, after having just rounded it, heading towards Falkland Islands, now 70 days at sea, after having left Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, in her quest to be the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe without ever touching land, all alone..."

5 + c ' s

ONE SAYING POPULAR IN SINGAPORE IS THAT IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT WITH A LOCAL LASS, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE "FIVE C'S" (CASH, CAR, CONDO, CREDIT CARD, AND CAREER.) Recently, Singapore's Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has tried to combat the island's rising materialism, by introducing a new set of five c's: career, comfortable living, children, consideration and charity. It might well catch on; I know from personal experience living in Japan, that young Japanese are less materialistic now than they were a generation ago.

"Most of these young ladies speak fluent English and it is very easy to meet and make friends there. O.K., so maybe these girls don't always flash the big smile right away, and many don't have the soft physical beauty associated with Thai women, but I've always thought that in many cases this is a 'mask' anyway. Just like in Thailand at weekends, the shopping malls, parks, beaches and discos are busy with single Malaysian girls that would like to make the acquaintance of Western men, both rich and (maybe not too) poor. All that is needed is a little confidence, a business card (always a great ice-breaker) and a line of sweet talk to start the ball rolling. The girl may not respond immediately because she is a little shy and maybe being watched by her friends, but there will usually be an email waiting in the inbox the next day. If anybody doubts this, try searching those Internet dating sites and comparing Malaysia to Thailand. There seem to be twice as many Malaysian girls advertising for romance, and they are certainly not looking for Malaysian men!"

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SO, YOU HAVE MADE UP YOUR MIND -- YOU WANT TO SEARCH FOR YOUR LOVE (OR YOUR LUST) ONLINE. Well, here are some sites for those looking for them in Singapore, and elsewhere in the world:

Jazz Up Your Life Singapore:
From the website: "JUYL is the place to chill out, hang out, and go crazy with your fellow lindy hoppers while touring around the island and checking out the hottest places where Jazz is playing anywhere in town. Includes social dancing, lindy bombings, jazz performances, parties, and strictly-no-lindy outings(!). Dancing is optional, non-dancers more than welcome, fun and havoc expected..."

Zouk: Map: Click here See who is at Zouk right now by checking the widget below.

Zouk is Singapore's world famous nightclub and is popular with both tourists and locals. According to Adrian on Foursquare: "Zouk has been serving the best tasting Long Island Tea for years. Although the Jägerbomb and the Sourbomb seems to be the preferred poison of choice in more recent times."

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SO, YOU HAVE MADE UP YOUR MIND -- YOU WANT TO SEARCH FOR YOUR LOVE (OR YOUR LUST) ONLINE. Well, here are some sites for those looking for them in Singapore, and elsewhere in the world:

Connecting Singles:
The website asks: "Have you tried all the traditional ways to find someone special in Malaysia? Are you tired of the Malaysia bar & club scene, coming home to an empty house, lonely tables-for-one at those romantic Malaysia restaurants, disastrous blind dates set up by your matchmaking friends, Malaysia local singles groups, singles events and meetings with no results?" If you are tired of the traditional ways of meeting people in Malaysia, you can always get online and search. This site is a good place to start. There are pages upon pages of scrollable singles here.

Date In Asia:
This is a dating site, but you can find friends here too. The last time I visited (January 2009), one Sharon Moris (aged 33) was asking: "Who is the lucky man?" ReeZa14 (25) offered the rather mysterious post: "Random Girls are most welcome :)" As if to confirm the existence of a thriving lesbian scene in Islamic Malaysia, Aziema (29) writes: "I am a woman, 29 years old, Seeking a woman from 25 till 35." On a more heterosexual bent, Mayalookingforlove (born 1969) posted: "I am not into playing games. So if you are a player, please move on to the next profile. I am very serious about finding my soulmate. Obviously, most guys dont bother reading my profile. Because if they did, they wouldnt be writing emails to me on this site. I guess there are very few smart men on this site who actually read and understand english and are able to decipher the code in my profile."

Friend X:
SMS dating for the masses. And for once, an online hook up site where the females vastly outnumber the males (instead of the other way around.) In fact, the last time I checked, the gal to guy ratio here seemed to be running at about 10 to one. Those are nice odds. At the same time, you have the chance at Friend X to make some cash -- you get "paid to spade", as my old friend Garrnet Mae once put it (in reference to teaching English in Japan.) Friend X promotes itself thus: "Meet new acquaintance 'secretly' without disclosing personal information! The objective of is to help you find new friends, discover newfound happiness and at the same time win prizes and cash by using the website or via mobile. At, you will have the opportunity to join our community that offers a variety of features for you to find a partner, new acquaintance, lovely date or your perfect match. To find your ideal match, we have prepared a few features to ease your search for the perfect love that you have been searching all this while. Joining is FREE, click here to register today!"

Career streams at Intel Malaysia are divided into the following categories: integrated circuit engineering, integrated circuit manufacturing, hardware engineering, software engineering, hardware manufacturing, facilities and site services, Information Technology (IT), Finance, sales and marketing, ebusiness, supply network, materials, legal, human resources, research and development (r&d) and quality and reliability. If any of these job descriptions fit your bill, you should hit the Intel Malaysia site listed above, to search for positions.

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Job Street:
A wide range of services offered here, most obviously job search and job alert. Also plenty of up-to-date info about job fairs and career seminars in Malaysia, top job categories, classifieds, jobs for disabled folk, and so on. Worth a click or two.

Lava Place:
Says one lonely_fly81 (27-year-old woman, Virgo star sign, Hindu non-drinker, non-smoker, able to communicate in English and Tamil): "I am friendly, sociable, outgoing, kind, generous, helpful, patient adventurous, understanding, supportive, humorous, humble and enterprising." Another woman who posted on Lava Place recently, sakinah (vital stats: 27-years-old, Aires, lives in Kuala Lumpur), says: "How about we just exchange pictures :-) Anyway - I have long dark curly hair... 5'6", generally quite healthy/fit, I'm always smiling and have a sparkle in my eyes always up for an adventure."

With your 100% free membership you can create your own profile, share photos and videos, contact and flirt with other Malaysia singles, visit the live chat rooms and interest groups, use instant messaging and much more! At least that is what the landing page promises. I dug around a little, and couldn't really find any native Malaysian content. Most of the material is US centric and most of the singles featured are from North America too.

Mingle 2:
This seems more like the real thing, with real Malaysians looking for hooking up in the real world (a few of them at least). It is also free to join. All the cities of Malaysia are represented here: Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu, Wilayah Persekutuan, Labuan, Sabah and Putrajaya. So you can be sure of finding someone in your neighborhood for whatever it is you want to do (if you're lucky!)


Picture courtesy Paktology

There are hot girls pictured here from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, all over Asia to be precise. There are at Paktology in fact more than 2 million members in 230-plus countries, all connected to you. This is a site for people looking for penpals, language exchange, friendship and love. If you are looking for casual dating partners from Indonesia, you might find them here. "Ingin mencari teman wanita..." "Ingin berkongsi pengalaman..." "Ingin mencari teman hidup? Sila masuk sini ler..."

Rate My Body:

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It was said at the start of this piece that Ipoh girls are considered among the hottest in Malaysia. I am in no position to support or reject this claim -- since I have only been to Malaysia a couple of times, two of them in transit! But it seems to me from my travels on the Net that Ipoh girls have a reputation, a reputation for beauty. But beauty is of course all in the eye of the beholder, and everyone has their own tastes and preferences. If you want to do your own search for the most beautiful girls in Malaysia or indeed the entire world, try hitting up Rate My Body. Men outnumber women five to one, but there are some truly hot female specimens to be found. And not just Ipoh beauties, but glamorous girls from all parts of the country. Subang, Shah Alam, Makati City, Ba... represented.

Sweet Singles:

This site is actually devoted to that most adorable creature, the Thai woman -- and specifically for guys looking for Thai brides. The site is all in Thai, which might be a problem for the average Malaysian reader. Nonetheless, the site includes the prompt: "Foreign ladies, Asian ladies sign up for free -- please click here." Click there and all the Thai script magically transforms itself into English, and you can read your way to finding your own Thai princess!

The jobs are sorted according to industry sector -- there is everything from accountancy and advertising, at the lower reaches of the alphabet, to travel and tourism at the other end. Shouldn't there be a category for zoology? isn't that an important field? No, they don't have any jobs for zoologists at the moment at tip Top Jobs, but they do have plenty of IT offerings. This site is also good for Malaysians looking for josb in other parts of the world.

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I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY BEEN TO A MALAYSIAN NIGHTCLUB, ALTHOUGH I PARTIED PRETTY HARD A WHILE AGO OVER THE STRAITS IN MEDAN, SUMATRA. I had a girl all over me pretty much ever time I went out there, and an icy drink in my hand, melting relentlessly. So, I am no expert on the Malaysian clubbing scene by any stretch of the imagination, although I know a little of the Indo scene. To read the exploits of someone who has actually been there and done that in peninsula Malaysia, check out Malaysian Cassanova. Cassanova says: "For Indian And Punjabi chicks, go to Rupee Room, It hot and happening during ladies nite and also on Saturdays, lotsa hot punjabi college girls with hot assets are there, so make ur moves like doin the bhangra regardless of what race you are, just put your hand up n move, and be confidence and be in style. When your making your moves, just watch out for protective boyren's or guys that are always looking for a fight, and select your target wisely. Also nearby there a indian club called Chakravarthy i tink... it's packed with machas on sat and normally on the weekdays you can chill with not much crowd, they have live bands and stuff."

Picture courtesy Malaysian Cassanova

Some other clubs and places you can meet people at in Kuala Lumpur:

Beach Club Cafe: 97 Jln P Ramlee, Golden Triangle.
Notorious pick up joint or a cool place to hang out? It all depends on who you listen to. A Yahoo! Contributor says: "I really like the ambiance, especcialy since they are more strickt on age limit. Really nice girls, and a lot of smiles. The drinks are overpriced, but ask for specials and order buckets or bottles."

Noel's World: website here.

If the NuffNang statistics are anything to go by, a lot of young Singaporean babes hang out on this site, which focusses on tattoos, youth culture and the like.

According to one reviewer: "Bob Marley, the small cafe caters especially for the continuous all-year flow of backpackers." On the menu are all the foods you miss from home, plus a selection of Asian spice -- the night I visited I ate an explosive Thai tom yumsoup. I had met a Spanish guy up at the Jurong Bird Park, and he had been amused by the way the parrots there could count on demand, and dance through little hoops and so on. We walked back into town, and he suggested we try out the Reggae Bar. Inside the cool interior, a jukebox was playing the full gamut of Late Capitalist Pop -- Kylie Minogue included. My new Spanish friend turned out to be quiet entertaining company, and he told me a story of how he had worked at an exclusive Japanese restaurant in London, and had served all the stars of Hollywood and the Media there. Madonna had been his most obnoxious customer, but the Spaniard had dealt with her with professional impersonality and good waiterly restraint. A little less professional was the waiter at the Reggae Bar, who kept hassling us to buy pot. The idea of buying pot in a country like Malaysia with a death penalty for mandatory drug offences, struck me as a little absurd. The waiter with his feigned innonence and his cool, hey no problem if you don't want to buy, you don't have to smoke if you don't want to persistence reminded me of the dealers I later met in Mumbai, who offered me one of the least reassuring sales lines I have ever heard in drug trafficking: "It's illegal, but we make it legal!"

Anyway, the Reggae Bar is cool, even if it is not really authentic Kuala Lumpur. It is worth a visit on your first night to Kuala Lumpur, and maybe a repeat performance if you are impressed. I must confess, I haven't really done a comprehensive search of the KL night scene. For a vaster range of places to go out in Kuala Lumpur, click here.

m a l l + r a t s

KUALA LUMPUR OFFERS THE RESIDENT A WHOLE HABITAT OF HANG OUTS TO HOOK UP IN, MANY OF THEM INDOORS. When it is so hot outside, becoming a mallrat makes pretty good sense. Just as in Singapore and Bangkok, the fixed price, air-con, climate controlled, security controlled shopping mall has arrived in KL -- and conquered the city. When it comes to sheer scope and splendour, one of KL's malls stands out from all the rest -- I am referring of course to the Suria KLCC shopping mall, at the base of the Twin Towers. Welcome to the Uncloned World Guide to Suria KLCC. Here you can find out everything you need to know about Suria KLCC and what you can buy there, why you should go there (or not go there), and discussion on Suria KLCC related issues and controversies. Shopping is one of Malaysia's fondest pastimes, and Suria KLCC encapsulates the soul of the entire nation. Why is that so?

It helps that Suria KLCC is indeed set amidst one of the most futuristic techscapes in the world -- at the foot of two of the tallest buildings on Earth in the suburb of Ampang, & at the heart of the most happening city in Asia! The twin Petronas Towers are well worth a visit in their own right, so if you are in the area you might as well also check out the Suria KLCC and its attendant aquarium. Just opposite the road is Avenue-K, a new shopping mall, but still KLCC remains the most popular shopping mall in Ampang by a large margin...

The Curve
A NEW PLACE TO TAKE YOUR DATE, OR LOOK FOR A PARTNER, IS THE CURVE. The Curve offers a variety of entertainment outlets. Be your own Britney Spears in the confines of a private room (karaoke) or if you're slightly more talented and don't crack under pressure, a public bar is available. A wide variety of songs in many different languages dating back to the 60's are available at the click of a button. I love the Lennon/McCartney selection myself, but that is just me. Private rooms equipped with the latest audio visual equipment are available and the largest one of these rooms can hold up to 40 people. If singing isn't your forte and you'd rather be listening to music, try Laundry Bar, a famous hotspot for the young and the restless. It has become one of the main attractions at The Curve where people go to see and be seen. They have an endless list of cocktails to satiate your craving for a refreshing drink and dinner is served until 10pm. Laundry Bar's regular clientele ranges from the working class to the beautiful 'boys and girls' that make up the future generation. This is because there is no need for I.D's to be whipped out unless when one intends to purchase alcoholic drinks.

Mother in laws behind Indian divorces in Malaysia: From Indian Express in New Delhi.
"Mother in law syndrome is the prime reason for divorce among ethnic Indian couples in Malaysia, a government study has found. Their 'interference' also haunts the ethnic Chinese and Malays who have also cited it as the main cause behind their separation and disruption in their life, a study by the National Population and Family Development Board shows. "Interference of in-laws is the main reason why Indians divorce. It is the top ranked reason at 30 per cent," said board's Director General Aminah Abdul Rahman. "In the Indian community, infidelity is the second highest ranked reason for divorce at 25 per cent," she was quoted as saying by the Star online on Tuesday. The Malaysia Community and Family Study 2004 showed that the two other factors are incompatibility at 42.3 per cent and infidelity at 12 per cent. Infidelity is a deal breaker in Malay and Indian marriages but it appears to be tolerated among the Chinese..."

polygamy (enggan dimadukan) "These ethnic divisions corresponded closely to occupational specialisation. For example the South Indian Tamils were predominantly labourers, the majority being employed on rubber estates, though a significant minority worked in Government public works departments. The Telegus were also mainly labourers on the estates, whilst the Malayalee community was divided into those who occupied relatively more skilled labouring positions on the estates and those who were white collar workers or professionals. The North Indians, with the exception of the Sikhs, were mainly merchants and businessmen. For example, the Gujeratis and Sindhis owned some of the most important textile firms in Malaya and Singapore. The Sikhs were either in the police or employed as watchmen.

"There were, in addition, three further ethnic and religious groups whose political and economic importance in Malaya far exceeded their numerical strength. Two were important business communities the Chettiars, a money lending caste from Madras, and the South Indian Muslims (Moplahs and Marakkayars) who were mainly wholesalers. The third group were the Ceylonese Tamils who were employed principally in the lower levels of the Civil Service and in the professions.

"The close correspondence between the ethnic and occupational divisions of the Indian community was inevitably reflected in the community's geographical distribution in Malaya. The South Indian Tamils were concentrated mainly in Perak, Selangor, and Negri Sembilan, on the rubber estates and railways, though a significant proportion found employment on the docks in Penang and Singapore The Telegus were mainly on the rubber estates of Lower Perak and parts of Selangor, while the Malayalees were located predominantly in Lower Perak, Kuala Lumpur, parts of Negri Sembilan, and Johore Bahru. The business communities, the Gujeratis, Sindhis, Chettiars, and South Indian Muslims, were concentrated in the urban areas, principally Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh, and Singapore. The Ceylon Tamils were also mainly an urban community, though some were found in rural areas working as subordinate staff on the estates...."

The Tamil Nation goes on to record: "Despite the fact that the Indians constitute about 8% of the country's population of 22 million they own less than 2% of its national wealth. According to The Economist (22nd Feb 2003), they make up 14% of its juvenile delinquents, 20% of its wife and child beaters and 41% of its beggars. They make up less than 5% of the successful university applicants. The story of the Indians has been a case of progressive deterioration from the time Malaysia became independent in 1957..."

i n d i a n + s h o p p i n g

IF YOU ARE INDIAN AND HAVE ALREADY MADE THE MOVE TO KUALA LUMPUR, YOU WILL MOST DEFINITELY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WHERE YOU CAN BUY INDIAN FOOD PRODUCTS AND SPICES AND STUFF. You will also want to know al the best places to dine and hang out. With the huge Indian native population, there are of course countless Indian supermarkets and restaurants and street markets where you can find all the things you enjoyed back in India. Here is a list -- incomplete I must confess!! - of some of the Indian shopping solutions in Kuala Lumpur:

I have heard it is cheaper for Malaysian men to marry Indonesian women, as the dowry is lower.

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