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Jakarta Post

Feeling at home in Malaysia

  • Er Audy Zandri

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, February 27 2011   /  03:10 pm

The enigmatic Frank Zappa once said that a country is not a real country without a beer and an airline. “It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer,” he added.

Malaysia might not have nuclear weapons, at least not that we know of, but the country’s football team just kicked the hell out of ours, while recent news suggests that AirAsia is still the best low cost airline in the world. Brewery wise, the Islamic country actually has Jaz Beer, a local beer brand produced using German technology and spices.

But as the new administration doesn’t probably think that the Zappa standard is anything to reckon with, developments are underway to make Malaysia one of the most preferred countries to live in by 2020.

The project is called the Greater Kuala Lumpur, expanding the current KL area into four t...