TV SMITH's Dua Sen: Klang Valley, Truly Malaysia
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KLANG VALLEY, TRULY MALAYSIA
by TV Smith
21/08/04
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It is 3 am on a Saturday morning; a boisterous group of Indians starts to fight among themselves at a Bak Kut Teh stall somewhere along Jalan Ipoh. A few inches from the pavement, packs of young Malay bikers tear down the road on noisy motorcycles, zig-zaging around smoky lorries heading for Pasar Borong. Some things never change.
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Not too long ago, most Bak Kut Teh stalls here hired Bangladeshi workers as cooks, waiters and kitchen helpers. Today, workers from Myanmar dominate not just the BKT stalls but also every other Chinese food outlet. Some things change. This article is stolen from http://www.tvsmith.net.my/duasen/
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As the sun rises over Puduraya, taxi drivers and touts greet unsuspecting bus passengers who survived a perilous journey. Some things never change. If you see this text you are trying to steal this article or have received stolen goods from TV Smith's Dua Sen at http://www.tvsmith.net.my/duasen/
Other enterprising cabbies cruise the streets, looking for wealthy and easily spotted Arab tourists. Nocturnal ones station themselves at Jalan P Ramlee, hoping to match-make inebriated Mat Sallehs with transvestite hookers. Some things change. This article is stolen from http://www.tvsmith.net.my/duasen/
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The gaming shop is possibly the only truly multi-racial institution. Thrice a week, Chinese, Indian and Malay hopefuls throng the outlets, queuing patiently amidst rare but genuine camaraderie. Some things never change.
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At some gaming shops, half the queues are now made up of Indonesian punters. There are also more blind Malay panhandlers, bogus Buddhist monks and Chinese VCD distributors roaming food courts than Indian lottery sellers. Some things change. This article is stolen from http://www.tvsmith.net.my/duasen/
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Fancy coffee outlets paying premium rental compete with mamak stalls paying 'special' rental. Rent one shop and occupy the entire street for free. Some things never change.
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Mamak shops now serve ice-blended coffees, western food and place fancy stainless steel tables and chairs on the roads. Some things change. From TV Smith's Dua Sen at http://www.tvsmith.net.my/duasen/
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Happy hours for the budget-conscious Indian and Chinese drinkers begin with bottled beers at suburb coffee shops. Thrifty Malay drinkers down their stouts at dimly lit dangdut joints and at coffee shops in the Chow Kit area. The 'Singhs' still drink by the barrels at Kelab Aman. Some things never change.
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Well-heeled Chinese bar flies are now consuming more whiskeys and vodkas than brandies. Not too long ago, many of them considered whisky an 'Indian' drink. More and more yuppie Malays are 'opening' bottles of American bourbon in the open but will not touch the pub's chicken wings, as it may not be halal. Some things change.
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Some married Chinese men still believe that the GRO lounges are the best and most practical places to meet women. Some things never change.
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Local Chinese GROs, sugar daughters and mistresses are getting extinct, however. Their roles are being replaced by thousands of 'China' girls who entered the country as students. Some things change.
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Some married Indian men still believe that Sunday Tea Dances are the best and most practical places to meet women. Some things never change. This article is stolen from http://www.tvsmith.net.my/duasen/
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The off-duty Filipino maids are being edged out of the afternoon discos. Tagalog-speaking Sabahan women are muscling into this explosive turf of daytime passion and boozing. Some things change.
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One can still party till dawn in KL but most of the 'breakfast clubs' keep disappearing and re-appearing under different names and locations. Things are more consistent over in PJ. For years, certain established clubs stay open till at least 7:00 in the morning on weekends. Some things never change.
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Whether by design or co-incidence, there are now three major clubs in PJ with its respective Malay, Chinese and Indian patrons. Sigh. There's even racial polarisation in clubbing. In the valley that never sleeps, some things change.
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© 2004 TV SMITH
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