I was busy packing and moving from San Francisco, California back to my home country in MALAYSIA since a month ago. It's a mixed emotions between happy and sad as I had gathered a lot of beautiful memories and meeting wonderful friends while staying in San Francisco for three years before calling the day to move back to MALAYSIA permanently.
Moving back to MALAYSIA isn't an easy way to adapt for me since I really enjoy the life in San Francisco. I like the weather, the most. It's neither too cold nor too hot plus, I don't have to encounter difficult situations during the snowing or tornado disaster. Apart from that, San Francisco can be considered as the most friendly pet state as I was able to take my dogs for car ride and to normal and dogs' parks. Unlike, New York City is recognized as the most expensive city in the United States, most of the typical income earners are facing a lot of difficulties to rent / own a decent property and drive a vehicle around since everything is very expensive ranging from food, property to parking.
Even though the living standard is relatively low in Malaysia compared to many developed countries in Asia region like Singapore, Japan, China and Hong Kong, Malaysia is more perceived as a Muslim country instead of multiracial country to many countries in the world. Majority of dog owners don't enjoy the equal privilege as those cat owners in MALAYSIA. Dogs are considered as ritually unclean among the Islam believers thus, the rulings and policies are implemented in an unfair manner to many dogs owners in MALAYSIA. For instance, Malaysians aren't permitted to keep dogs in condominiums legally. Dog licenses aren't given to those dog owners staying in condominiums as well. It's very hilarious that some developed countries like, Singapore and the USA allow the owners to keep dogs in HDB flats and condominiums provided, the owners have to follow rules, bear the responsibilities to keep the common areas clean and pick up the dogs' poo in plastic bags after their walk. Besides, parks aren't built for the dogs to run and play around in MALAYSIA. It's really pathetic seeing them to be kept at home the whole day without being given the opportunity to socialize with other dogs.
Despite there is a lot of negative news about MALAYSIA. Traveling to MALAYSIA isn't as scary as you think. MALAYSIA is well-known for food, shopping and beautiful paradise like beaches and nature parks. If you are looking for affordable trip to Asia region, Malaysia must be listed in your top list to travel. Public transportation like buses, trains and taxis (cabs) aren't well connected and reliable to depend on. It's advisable to spend extra on hiring private tours or join the local tours which can arrange transportation to and from your hotel to the places to visit in Malaysia.
Wishing everybody a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hopefully, the beginning of 2013 will be peace & harmony, prosperous, good health and success for everyone.
|The entrance of Pavilion Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Christmas Deers made of lights wiring display outside Pavilion Mall, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
|Christmas Mall Decoration in Pavilion Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Christmass tree and dumbo train in Pavilion Mall, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
|The top view of Christmas Mall Decoration in Pavilion Mall, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
|Beautiful carriage in the center of Christmas Mall Decoration in Pavilion Mall, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
|Christmas Street Lights display along Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
|Christmas Mall Decoration in Mid Valley Mall in Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
|Automated Snow Ball Pebbles Sprinkling Window Display in the Mall in Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|