Wow. Quite a city and a wild country. I’ll write more soon. we are leaving today and going to the beach in Langkawi. malaysia is incredibly diverse.. malays, Indians, chinese, a whole range of brown skinned people. qite a difference from everyone-is-Chinese China. it is also at once more Western — Pizza Hut, Mcdonald’s, A&w, dunkin donuts, huge malls, and more wild. It is a Muslim country and a good number of Malay women wear headscarves. i have seen a few but not tons of burkas as well.