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How Malaysian are you?

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QUESTIONS
1. How much is satu kupang?
2. Where’s the favourite spot to take wedding pictures in Taiping?
3. In what dialect is Apo Nak Di Kato?
4. Name at least five variations of roti canai.
5. What is the staple food of native Sarawakians.
6. Name a popular Malay ointment made from “sea-cucumber”
7. Name the sauce made from fish or shrimp that the Kelantanese love.
8. What does pi mai pi mai tang tu mean?
9. Which fruit is Tambun famous for?
10. What is the English name for putu mayam?
11. “Lah” is to Peninsular Malaysians as”…” is to Sabahans.
12. What does ABC stand for?
13. How long is a sari?
14. What does the Cantonese phrase” ngam ngam ” means ?
15. Name Penang’s famous beach.
16. How do you order coffee mixed with tea at a kopi-tiam?.
17. What’s on Malaysian TV at 8pm?
18. On one side of our RM1 coin is the bunga raya, what’s on the other?
19. Now what’s on our 10 sen coin?
20. What was the name of the KL Commonwealth Games 1998 mascot?
21. When you fill in a form, if you’re not Malay, Chinese or Indian, you are…?
22. Who is Malaysia’s favourite Kampung Boy?
23. How did the word “gostan” come about?
24. Lobo’s Whispers in the Wind is the English version of which famous Malay song?
25. When did Malaysia last win the Thomas Cup?
26. What is the name of our national flag?
27. If you want 4D numbers, who do you consult?
28. What’s the name of the Malaysian-made 175cc motorbike?
29. Name our national bird.
30. If the father is a baba, and the mother is a nyonya, then what is the son?

ANSWERS

Picture courtesy of NST
1. How much is satu kupang?
Northern slang for 10 sen

2. Where’s the favourite spot to take wedding pictures in Taiping?
Lake Gardens

3. In what dialect is Apo Nak Di Kato?
Negri Sembilan, meaning “What’s there to say?”

4. Name at least five variations of roti canai.
Roti bom, roti pisang, roti planta, roti telur, roti sardin, roti tisu, roti bawang

5. What is the staple food of native Sarawakians.
Sago

6. Name a popular Malay ointment made from “sea-cucumber”
Minyak gamat made from sea cucumber, for wounds

7. Name the sauce made from fish or shrimp that the Kelantanese love.
Budu

8. What does pi mai pi mai tang tu mean?
Northern dialect that means coming and going but ending up at the same spot

9. Which fruit is Tambun famous for?
Pomelo

10. What is the English name for putu mayam?
String hoppers

11. “Lah” is to Peninsular Malaysians as”…” is to Sabahans.
Bah

12. What does ABC stand for?
Air batu campur OR All-Asia Broadcast Centre

13. How long is a sari?
Six yards

14. What does the Cantonese phrase” ngam ngam ” means ?
Just in time or just fit or just right

15. Name Penang’s famous beach.
Batu Ferringhi

16. How do you order coffee mixed with tea at a kopi-tiam?
Kopi Cham

17. What’s on Malaysian TV at 8pm?
News

18. On one side of our RM1 coin is the bunga raya, what’s on the other?
Keris

19. Now what’s on our 10 sen coin?
Congkak

20. What was the name of the KL Commonwealth Games 1998 mascot?
Wira

21. When you fill in a form, if you’re not Malay, Chinese or Indian, you are…?
Lain-lain (others)

22. Who is Malaysia’s favourite Kampung Boy?
Lat

23. How did the word “gostan” come about?
A corruption of the English “go astern”

24. Lobo’s Whispers in the Wind is the English version of which famous Malay song?
P. Ramlee’s Getaran Jiwa

25. When did Malaysia last win the Thomas Cup?
1992

26. What is the name of our national flag?
Jalur Gemilang

27. If you want 4D numbers, who do you consult?
“Datuk”

28. What’s the name of the Malaysian-made 175cc motorbike?
Jaguh

29. Name our national bird.
None, Malaysia doesn’t have a national bird

30. If the father is a baba, and the mother is a nyonya, then what is the son?
Baba

SCORES AND EVALUATION
0-10: Malu-lah you! We suggest you spend at least one hour a day at your nearest coffeeshop.

11-20: Boleh pass. Okay, you may claim to be the average Malaysian with a score in this range but you could watch less CNN on Astro and more local content on RTM.

21-30: Wah, you one true blue Malaysian-lah. Top quality belacan. We are truly impressed, especially if you know the answer to No. 24 which we admit is very tricky!

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Written by Leo

26 February 2007 at 13:43

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