Communication patterns : The Malaysian communicationpattern is very similar to the Indonesian. It is dialogue-oriented, loquacious, BUTspeak in a quiet voice and withoutdisplaying intensity of emotion.
Leadership styleA good leader isreligiouslydevout, sincere, humble and tactful.A Malay feelscomfortable in ahierarchical structurein which he has adefinite role.Malays are modestand rarely requestpromotion.
General behavior at meetingsHarmony and balanced discussion are sought. Malay indifference tobusiness reduces ambition and competition. There is little attempt toalter the environment (in direct contrast to Singapore, Hong Kong, Koreaand Japan).
Interesting featuresFood DramaMusicDress and BatikTourist attractionsOfficial Holidays
Seafood is popular in Malay cooking.Beef and mutton are very popular choices.seafood beefmutton
DressTraditional clothing formen, called Baju Melayu, consistsof a silk or cotton skirt and shirtwith a scarf tied around his waist.The man also wears a religious hatFor business, men should wear pants andshirts, with ties for executives.
DressAvoid wearing yellow with the word‘bersih’ which means clean in Malays ifyou don’t want any trouble with thecops.Women should wear Baju Kurungsleeved blouses with skirts or pantsand a headscalves called Hijab.