WHERE you from? Where you go?" cab drivers often ask. Depending on which departure city in Asia and who is asking, I would say Malaysia or Australia. Australia is beyond their affordability. Too far and expensive, they say. Malaysia, however, usually strikes a sense of cultural affinity and wonder.
Many have heard of our mega malls, the Petronas Twin Towers, Putrajaya and work opportunities. "Very rich country," they say, comparing their 10-hour six-day week toiling away in the madness of their clogged-up streets and polluted cities to places like Kuala Lumpur.