In the 1980's and 1990's,HK and Taiwan pop singers and film/TV stars often toured Malaysia and Singapore to earn EXTRA MONEY.Chinese newspapers reported local fans swamped the airport and sneaked around the hotel where they stayed.How is younger generation familiar with newer crop of Chinese entertainers,are Malaysian Chinese regularly purchase Chinese music CD and FILMS on vcd/dvd to keep up with Chinese cultural trend in HK/TAIWAN/CHINA/MACAU ?
Yes, the Chinese and the other races in Malaysia live independently side by side in Malaysia. They only meet in market places and remain segregated. I won't say there are no Chinese who assimilated into the Malay society but the network I came from doesn't. The network I was born into in Malaysia has a high percentage of Sino Malaysians marrying Taiwanese or Hongkese. So in comparison to the other Sino Malaysians perhaps we are more Chinese like. So it would not be surprising to see Chinese movies made from HK or Taiwan to be popular within the Sino Malaysians. Cantonese and Mandarin songs are also very popular among Sino Malaysians.
Edited by Minty, 13 April 2006 - 07:15 PM.