Culture & Identity of Malaysia
Malaysia is a country that mixes tradition and modern society seemingly with ease.
Although many traditions have been maintained from their historic culture, many
people have a way of life that more closely reflects that of modern urban society
found elsewhere in the world.
Nearly three quarters of Malaysia's population live in urban settings and most
of the employed workers have jobs in the services sector. For many of these people
public transportation makes movement easy as many people begin the day off to start
work at about 8:00 am. For many people these jobs are in modern sky scrapers and
can be in any number of fields from finance to being a sales clerk. The work day
generally ends at about 5:00 pm, but many positions require work later into the
evenings. Again public transportation get workers and many students home in the
afternoon and evening.
However, the country of Malaysia is very diverse and a significant number of people
live in more rural areas, many of whom work as farmers. For these people life is
more reliant on the daylight, weather, and seasons as opposed to a clock. None-the-less,
life's schedule is dependent on work and school.