an ugly side of Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is an Asian tiger that roars: in almost 150 years, it has grown from nothing to a modern, bustling city. Take in its high-flying triumphs from the viewing deck of one of the world's tallest buildings, then dive down to explore its more traditional culture in the back lanes of Chinatown.
As everyone knows that Malaysia is a multiracial country.We are very proud of our various cultures, so colorful and such a good marketing point in tourism.We do have our beloved Bumiputra (Natives from Borneo), Malay,Chinese,Indian and Singh. Besides, we loved to import a lot of foreigners who are here to work. Bangladesh,Indian,Nepalese,Indonesian,Pilipino and bla bla bla. Know why? because we local people are not willing to work low class anymore, and we are so arrogant and think we are high class enough to instruct those foreigners to work.I've seen some bad examples especially at the well known rich area in Kuala Lumpur.A family dining at the mid class restaurant. you can see the " Foreigner Maid" is actually been told by the master/madam to wear properly so that won't embarrass them in the public.But when come to the dining table, why the hell the maid is not allowed to eat but taking care of their children. The masters,they don't even bother to order a drink for her.I can feel how awkward the maid felt and because they are poor and working here, doesn't mean they don't deserve the right treatment.
A family shopping at the hypermarket,the maid carrying all the stuffs that purchased. She herself carries 7 or 8 big plastic bags while the 2 masters are so hands free, hand hold hand, eating ice cream and walking slowly for window shopping. The male master don't even hold the door for the maid when they walk out from the hypermarket.Poor maid poor maid, she dares not to ask the masters to wait for her even though she is having problem.
Yes, this is Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.One of the ugly side of it. If we import foreigner workers, to utilize them fully, squeeze them like sugar cane machine.We travel, we explore, we don't just say good things of one place,of course we report what we've seen and thought. Just because the nicer/beautiful way is more acceptable by the public, and we write what people love to see n hear. Then where is our real world?I believe travelers would rather to hear something which is real than something that sugar coated.