How Malaysian are you?

To ensure Visit Malaysia Year 2007 would be a real success, every Malaysian must proudly  do his or her part in promoting our country. Afterall, to know Malaysia is to love Malaysia!   So, you say love your country eh? How well, then, do you know Malaysia? How Malaysian are you? Here are some quizzes to check if you can actually call yourself a true blue Malaysian:



1. How much is satu kupang?
2. Where’s the favourite spot to take wedding pictures in Taiping?
3. In what dialect is Apo Nak Di Kato?
4. Name at least five variations of roti canai.
5. What is the staple food of native Sarawakians.
6. Name a popular Malay ointment made from “sea-cucumber”
7. Name the sauce made from fish or shrimp that the Kelantanese love.
8. What does pi mai pi mai tang tu mean?
9. Which fruit is Ipoh famous for?
10. What is the English name for putu mayam?
11. “Lah” is to Peninsular Malaysians as”…” is to Sabahans.
12. What does ABC stand for?
13. How long is a sari?
14. What does the Cantonese phrase” ngam ngam ” means ?
15. Name Penang’s famous beach.
16. How do you order coffee mixed with tea at a kopi-tiam?.
17. What’s on Malaysian TV at 8pm?
18. On one side of our RM1 coin is the bunga raya, what’s on the other?.
19. Now what’s on our 10 sen coin?
20. What was the name of the KL Commonwealth Games 1998 mascot?
21. When you fill in a form, if you’re not Malay, Chinese or Indian,you are…?
22. Who is Malaysia’s favourite Kampung Boy?
23. How did the word “gostan” come about?
24. Lobo’s “Whispers in the Wind” is the English version of which famous Malay Song?
25. When did Malaysia last win the Thomas Cup?
26. What is the name of our national flag?
27. If you want 4D numbers, who do you consult?
28. What’s the name of the Malaysian-made 175cc motorbike?
29. Name our national bird.
30. If the father is a baba, and the mother is a nyonya, then what is the son?  


1. Northern slang for 10 sen

2. Lake Gardens

3. Negri Sembilan, meaning “What’s there to say?”

4. Roti bom, roti pisang, roti planta, roti telur, roti sardin, roti tisu, roti bawang

5. Sago

6. Minyak gamat made from sea cucumber, for wounds

7. Budu

8. Northern dialect that means coming and going but ending up at the same spot  

9. Pomelo

10. String hoppers

11. Bah

12. Air batu campur OR All Asia Broadcast Centre

13. Six yards

14. Just in time or just fit or just right.

15. Batu Ferringhi

16. Kopi cham

17. The news

18. Keris

19. Congkak

20. Wira

21. “Other” or Lain-lain

22. Lat

23. A corruption of “go astern”

24. P. Ramlee’s Getaran Jiwa

25. 1992

26. Jalur Gemilang

27. “Datuk”

28. Jaguh

29. There’s none – lah

30. Baba


0-10 – Malu-lah you! We suggest you spend at least one hour a day at your nearest coffee-shop. 

11-20 – Boleh pass. Okay, you may claim to be the average Malaysian with a score in this range but you could watch less CNN on Astro and more local content on RTM. 

21-30 – Wah, you one true blue Malaysian-lah. Top quality belacan. We are truly impressed, especially if you know the answer to No. 24 which we admit is very tricky!  


About Nel Fahro-Rozi

I’m an avid reader, prolific wordsmith, cat lover, and passionate foodie and traveler. When I’m not in a world of my own with any of the above, I am an entrepreneur, communicator and writer. View all posts by Nel Fahro-Rozi

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