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Made in Malaysia: Stories of Hometown Heroes and Hidden Gems

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When Alexandra Wong left her corporate job to pursue her dream of being a writer, she didn't expect to open a treasure chest of experiences.

Culture shock and curtains of mosquitoes give way to familial warmth at an Iban longhouse. A French former nuclear scientist who embraced Malaysia as his second home makes a weekend in Gua Musang even more memorable. Pointers on how to
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by MPH Group Publishing
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Rehan Abd Jamil
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Simple and heartwarming..
Gina
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
The stories reminded me of why I do what I do because truly there are unsung heroes everywhere in our daily lives. If only we pause to look and listen to their stories, they always do wonders to the soul.

P/s: Alexandra writes poetically while I write matter-of-factly. But I love that she is highlighting the hidden gems in Malaysia. Keep up the great writing, friend. Their stories need to be heard. So let's keep giving them voices.
Dashveenjit Kaur
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really like this book. An easy read, and for those who have the time, can even complete this book within a day. Many instances, I could easily form a mental picture because these are stories of Malaysians, hence the sense of familiarity. Highly recommended for my fellow Malaysians, and for those who actually dig short stories, this one’s a good choice.
Nurha
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fav story is the taxi driver & the umbrella... and like how the malays always said “kalau rezeki tak kemana”
Yeetong
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This may not be my usual cup of coffee as I am normally one to plunge into the sea of fiction but Made In Malaysia opened my eyes through a different gate.

As a Malaysian, I consider myself as a tourist who's only been here for a couple of days only after I've read this. The stories and the encounters Alexandra made throughout her journey should be replaced as the headlines of the local newspapers instead of the usual showing-Malaysia-off-to-the-world-in-a-bad-reputation news.

It was really easy
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