Confession of an international student in Malaysia

Malaysia... Malaysia.. Malaysia..

Where do I even start about this country? I think I'm on a pretty high place to talk.. Being that I've been living here for over 3 years. Before coming to Malaysia I obviously had a very good perspective about this country.. As every other International student. But ever since coming here I ask myself daily whether me coming to Malaysia is a punishment from God for all the things I've done before. It is the most frustrating, awful, close minded country you would ever step your foot into. And this generalization is not for a specific race but all the races in Malaysia: Chinese, Malay and Indian. They make it seem like they're alot different.. And they have immense dislike to one another but if you look at them at a deeper level.. They're all the same. It's why it's Satu Malaysia and not Tiga Malaysia (lol). 1) Malaysian's are racist. I've traveled to many many countries before coming to Malaysia and I've also lived in some really racist countries but nothing beats racism in Malaysia. If you're an international student and you're planning to come to Malaysia.. Please don't come. They don't want us here.. And they hate us. The purpose of international students in a university is to teach the locals something and learn something from the locals. The whole purpose is to enrich your university life and to make you more aware and open minded.. But this is not the case in Malaysia. In Malaysia international students are seen as a pest and burden to the lecturers. And to the other students you're this rich money bank that they want no association with unless it's to benefit them 2) Malaysians are ignorant. There's no other word to describe them but ignorant. There's that 1% that actually educate themselves about what's happening outside their borders but the rest remain in their close minded bubble. They're not willing to learn from you... And as I previously said: they hate us hahaha. I've seen other confessions so full of anger but after living in Malaysia for so long.. I've realized there's no point. They don't know how to treat people that don't look like them or act like them. Even calling them robots is an insult to that beautiful technology 3) malaysians are boring as h***. If it wasn't for other international students.. No other international student would survive in this h***. Because they stay uninformed and remain ignorant theres nothing interesting about them. They think they have a great culture (specifically Malays) but it's nothing great. They love shoving their culture and language (that is so eww) down everyone's throat... But don't even try to learn other people's culture. They're so ignorant they think.. There's no culture in the world that has a culture such as Malaysia. Which is just dumb πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. 4) they're rude and have no manners yet they think they're all humble and have manners and all. They're always talking about "attitude" and "respect" and all that bs that they "think they have" but they actually don't. It's so comical.. It's like they convince themselves they're made out of certain qualities but they're actually the most terrible group of people I've ever met in my life 5) they're fake, unwelcoming and not reliable. Don't ever ever ever rely on a Malay. They're not trustworthy at all. Hahaha one of the things that annoyed me the most about Malaysia is how much they gossip πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ they're so weak minded that all they do is talk about people and compare themselves to everyone else. Which brings me to my next point 6) they have zero self esteem. And the ones that look like they have confidence are most of the time just faking it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ lol.. I can't even believe how stupid they are. Anyways.. And if you're confident and comfortable in your own skin.. They get jealous. In their minds it's like "you've earned nothing in your life.. So why the f*** are you so confident" .. I feel like telling them something like "honey.. A certain position in my life shouldn't be a means for me to gain confidence" . Back to the gossiping part. Nothing is a secret πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ they just loveeeeeee discussing other people's problems. Like what's it with you? Don't you have anything else to do?? They pass around stories like little bees collecting nectar to make honey. And I could probably go on and on and on about the stupidity of this nation but I'll just stop here. I can't wait to graduate and leave this h*** hole. It's been the most dreadful part of my life and I hope to never ever again meet such terrible people. Ever since coming to Malaysia.. I've lost some parts of myself. I've become severely depressed.. My health is going down hill.. I've become less trustful.. And I've lost my spark.

If theres h*** on earth... That h*** is called Malaysia. So again.. If you're a forigner that wants to come to Malaysia.. Run back as fast as your legs could carry you. Don't come here.. It's not one person whose had such a bad experience. Almost every international student whether they're from Germany or Jordan.. They'll tell you the exact same thing and more. And to Malaysians that read my confession.. Please learn to be better human beings. Treat people with respect and dignity and know that Malaysia is a very small country. Step your foot one minute outside and you become "that foreigner" . We didn't come to your country to steal..or corrupt it (I mean you guys handle that part pretty well πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) .. Nah.. We just came to get experience. We're all more similar than we are different. We're all human beings. So be nice. We all have our own personal problems so why do Malaysian's make it their jobs to give foreigners more problems? Be nice and genuine and stop being fake. It's lame.

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  • I agree. I was an international student in Malaysia, too.
    I strongly recommend other countries to study, not Malaysia.
    Because of the stupid politics, 3 major races hate each other behind (Of course on a surface, "Good morning Bro, have you eaten?", lol!); therefore crappy personalities instilled in each of the people. Maybe this is the most interesting part of being a foreigner in this country to see and hear what all the races say behind each other ;)
    It's publicly promoted to live in harmony in media (radio, TV, etc) because the reality is not so. Malaysia is a country of small clusters of cultures (Malays, Chinese, Indians, Bangladeshis, gays, etc). They look like living together with no problem, but it's just that each cluster doesn't mingle with others. If conflicts occur between the clusters, strong security control comes in place. This is how the society is put in order over here.
    And yes, Malays luuuuuuuuuve gossiping although their religion tells them not to. Even my ex female Malay colleague use to start conversations like "I understand this is a gossip, but you know, bla bla bla....", lol! NO, you surely DON'T UNDERSTAND it is a gossip, airhead!
    Plus, there's no highly recognised international achievement made by colleges&universities here.
    Things you get after "studying" here? Wasted money invested wrongly in "education"; crappy personality; loss of trust against strangers.

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