Thursday, June 29, 2006

Kuala Lumpur is 3rd - LEAST Courteous City

This might be old news to some of you but I thought I should post this anyway (Mrs. Pitt's suggestion). A survey was carried out by Reader Digest's (Global Courtesy Test), ranking the world's 36 cities to see how polite the world is. Here are the results.

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I'm not surprised at all to see where we stand. I am a laidback person, and the only thing that gets me annoyed is when I encountered "bad" service or rude Malaysians. As far as I'm concern, we need to change in this aspect. Readers, please do your part in making this city a better place. You don't have to be a politician to do so, just start by being courteous and helpful when you can (of course, not till you endanger your own well being). I'm tired of hearing "Malaysians la, what do you expect?" or "Malaysians mentality!" or "Typical Malaysians!" or the infamous "Malaysian Time". Read the full article here and learn what you can do to make Kuala Lumpur better.

Good manners can replace morals. It may be years before anyone knows if what you are doing is right. But if what you are doing is nice, it will be immediately evident. ~ P.J. O'Rourke


mrs.pitt said...

That is such a lame excuse -- "Malaysian mentality" my ...!. There is NO excuse for rudeness .. frankly, I don't know why tourists even bother to visit malaysia .. dirty toilets and rude people.

I remember many years ago when I brought my kid home. She was wrecked from the long flight and I had to carry her, carry a big back pack and push a luggage. No one bothered to offer me a seat on the mono rail(which brought passengers from the arrival terminal to another). Healthy young man just sat on their asses and stared .. probably thinking "aiyah .. this woman should learn how to travel light!!"

Sandra said...

Mine is the 6th Least courteous! :)