"Taken for a ride"
Quick English to Local Malay Tranlation
Yes = Ya
No = Teedak
Hello = apa kabar
Good bye = se la mat jalan
Thank you = Teramat Kah Sek
Same to you = Sa ma Sa ma
Excuse me = Ma fkan say-ya
Do you speak English? = Ta-hoo-kah ber-da ha sa Ingris?
I don`t understand = Sa-ya tee dak fa-ham
Help! = To-long!
Please bring me the menu = To-long bawa untuk say-ya me-noo
Please bring me the bill = To-long bawa untuk say-ya bill
Area: 620 sq km; Population: 3.5 million (growth rate 1.15%); People: 76% Chinese, 15% Malay, 6% Indian; Language: English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil; Religion: Buddhism 42%, Christianity 15%, Islam 15%, Hinduism 4%; Climate: tropical; hot, humid, rainy; no pronounced rainy or dry seasons; thunderstorms occur on 40% of all days (67% of days in April); National holiday: National Day, 9 August (1965).