Social and Cultural Environment in Malaysia

1785 Words Apr 1st, 2011 8 Pages
Social and Cultural Environment of Malaysia The cultures around the world are very different and very much the alike at the same time. The way people live around the world depends on the norms internalized by their societies. The given circumstances that differ around the world limit individual’s chances for fortune and life chances. There are endless questions that can be asked to compare or contrast culture from culture and nation from nation, but the fact that there are so many similarities amidst mankind should inspire cultural relativism and spread the attitude of multiculturalism. For country like Malaysia, culture is learned, practiced and shared through cultural diffusion. Many have learned that Malaysia is rich with diversity of …show more content…
Local prawns are gigantic, Chinese-style steamed fish is a treat and crab served with sticky chilli and tomato sauce is particularly popular. Beyond these diversity of races and religion, there are some concerns must take into consideration and sometimes inevitable. Indeed, Malaysia has a favourable demographic structure, geographically advantages, beautiful culture and food haven. Meanwhile, the economy condition is stable at the moment. Malaysia government are welcoming foreign investment in Malaysia and establish legal requirement to guide and protect foreign investment. However, Malaysia is a multicultural nation; western company should always consider the culture and social difference in Malaysia. This is due to the fact that multicultural population in urban areas often result in intercultural group conflict and tensions, but also offer heightened interaction among intercultural and interracial groups that leads to the development of intercultural harmony and sensitivity. Plurality and diversity, relatively speaking, had not been a major problem. Nonetheless, the diversity has certainly brought a new dimension of toleration and sense of reciprocity among us. Competition to get better treatment, better equipment, as well as better lifestyle between the local people and the immigrant has somehow created sense of uneasiness and this need to be effectively addressed by the relevant