Malaysia in detail


  • Shoes Before entering homes or places of worship such as mosques and temples, shoes should always be removed.
  • Visiting mosques Most mosques provide robes and scarves for covering up – women should cover their heads, shoulders and legs; men should also cover their legs.
  • Photography Ask permission before taking photographs at places of worship.
  • Pointing Avoid using the forefinger to point; instead use the thumb with the four fingers folded under.
  • Public shows of affection Avoid touching anyone of the opposite sex in public.
  • Hands Use your right hand to eat, pass things and touch people.