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Sign outside the Lakshmi video shop in Penang, with a rather incongruous Bleeding Heart Jesus

An ecumenical matter!

Sacred Heart sign advertising the, er, Lakshmi Video shop in George Town, Penang.

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A pillar box in Malaysia bearing King Edward VII's monogram

Post Empire Penang

A British-style pillar box - but this one is outside the Custom House in George Town, the main city on the island of Penang in Malaysia's Pulau Pinang State.

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Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by Train

Travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by train is much more relaxing than flying. It's also cheaper and doesn't take much longer.

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Five questions about Malaysia – Quick Quiz

Quick trivia quiz to see how much you know about Malaysia, the endlessly fascinating crossroads between Malay, Chinese and Indian culture.

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Manglish also can?

"If, like me, you are a seasoned expat, you will have heard that unique brand of local English, Manglish, many times. You will probably feel you can understand it, at least most of the time. You may even be cocky enough to use it on occasion." Seasoned expat Gordon Reid looks at why many Malaysians speak English a little, erm, differently from how Britons do...

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