Gooooooooood morning and welcome back to Sunday Somewhere, the newsletter that you’ve been dying to read all week and is finally here. You’re welcome.

This week we are in rainy but wonderful Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Country #15! Woohoo!

This is fast becoming one of our favorite cities. It’s like Singapore but more relaxed, India but less chaotic, and Korea/Japan but less expensive. What’s not to love?

Oh yeah. And the food is outstanding.

Malaysia First Impressions:

  • Muslim Majority We were semi-aware that this was the dominant religion here, but walking around it’s fascinating to see muslim influence in South East Asia. Over 60% of the population here is Muslim, and most women wear Hijabs or Burkas. The faith was introduced here in the 15th century by Arabian, Indian, and Chinese traders, and calls to prayer can be heard from mosques all over Kuala Lumpur.
  • Traffic laws – Can’t express enough how nice it is to return to a country that respects traffic laws. India was great, but it did make me appreciate a simple crosswalk button and turn signals.
  • Food – Butter and coconut lathered corn. Kaya jam puffs. Coconut steamed rice. We are in heaven.
  • The Currency is Ringgits – Is that not the coolest name for a money you’ve heard of? “You’d like a coffee? Ok. That’ll be 3 ringgits.” So cool. We should change the dollar to be something awesome like the Trapestinggit or something. Ok, it doesn’t have to be Trapestinggit. But we undoubtedly could be more creative than “dollar.”

A New Style of Video:

It’s a good one. We put Burger King head-to-head with No Brand Burger, a burger chain in South Korea! Watch to learn which won!

Anyways, that’s it for today folks! I’m curious why Malaysia isn’t as famous as other Asian countries. Or is it? Any ideas? Respond by hitting “reply” to this email

Selamat tinggal,

Wyatt and Reyka

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