Question: Can I wear shorts in Malaysia?

While it is preferable to wear pants in Kuala Lumpur, it is fine to wear skirts and shorts. Just dont wear “short shorts” or mini skirts. Mid-thigh shorts and skirts are generally sufficient. The worst thing that could happen is that you will a few looks from the locals.

Is there a dress code in Malaysia?

Malaysia is hot and humid, so you need to dress comfortably. There is no specific dress code for visitors in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. Youll see Malaysian women wearing a scarf or veil over their hair, some wearing loose clothing that covers them entirely, as well as women in shorter skirts, fitted tops and heels.

What should you not wear in Malaysia?

Dressing inappropriately Malaysia is a multicultural country; however, its majority is Muslim. As such, clothing items such as short skirts and singlets should be avoided. Women should make sure that their shoulders are always covered and pants or skirts go below the knee. Long sleeves are even better.

What should tourists wear in Malaysia?

Islamic tradition suffuses the dress code for locals, Muslim or otherwise, and dictates that both men and women should keep torsos covered; shirt sleeves, if short, should come down to the elbow (for women, long-sleeved tops are preferable), while shorts or skirts should extend down to the knee (long trousers are ideal

What should men wear in Malaysia?

Men: The traditional attire of Malay men is called baju melayu, which is a loose tunic paired with trousers and a sarong which is known as sampin. Men also wear the traditional hat, called songkok or kopiah with it. Some men prefer wearing batik shirts with trousers.

Is kissing legal?

Under the California Penal Code section 647.6, it is a crime for any person to ? annoy or molest any child under 18 years of age. Kissing with the intent to arouse sexual feelings falls under this section. A short kiss without tongue action does not fall under this section.

Why is pointing rude in Malaysia?

Pointing, especially with ones right hand, is considered to be poor manners. If you need to point to someone or something, use your right thumb with your four fingers folded underneath.

How can I be polite in Malaysia?

Meeting and GreetingShake hands with men at business meetings and social events. Shake hands again when leaving.Nod or give a slight bow when greeting a woman or an older person. Introduce higher ranking people or older people first. Western women should greet Malay men with a nod of their head and a smile.

Do people bow in Malaysia?

When walking past an elder, Malaysians may bow or bend slightly so that their head is lowered below that of the elders out of respect. Consider that some Malaysians do not drink alcohol due to Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist principles.

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