Sunday, July 31, 2011

Malaysia language: jalan jalan

Our Malay word for the month is "jalan jalan."

We realized quickly that The Whirl Girl wasn't getting hooked on "Salamat Datang" (welcome, hello in Malay) as she was on the Kenyan "jambo."

So we opted instead for jalan-jalan, which means roughly a stroll or a wander around. It's a perfect word for a traveler. We jalan-jalan-ed around Borneo, seeing sights as we went, and around a neighborhood in Singapore, walking slowly and looking into shop windows. For her Sunday activity, The Whirl Girl has requested a jalan-jalan to the playground.

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