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17 Things You’ll Remember If You Grew Up In A Small Town

Our neighbours are the best!

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1. Everybody in town is automatically your pak cik, mak cik, abang and thanggachi

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2. Can walk everywhere - supermarket, school, beach, market, etc.

3. Your neighbours are friendly, generous and super helpful in times of need!

4. Local fruits sold by the roadside or in the market are crazy cheap! #thekebunlife

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5. You have quick access to all necessities: schools, hospitals, post office, kedai runcits, coffee shops, barber shops!

6. The town will be empty by 7pm unless there's a pesta or religious procession

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7. … and when the pesta is going on, that’s when the surprise traffic jam starts

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8. Birthday parties are held at KFCs

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9. Rickety old buses that go at 30km/h but can withstand the weight of 60 adults

10. Weddings mean the whole taman comes together to masak-masak

11. Chickens are our daily alarm clocks at 5.30am

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12. Cows hanging out on the streets is a common sight

13. The whole town will know the detailed version of your UPSR, PMR, SPM and STPM results

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14. Your neighbourhood 'mall' is called a supermarket or shopping complex!

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15. No curfews and loads of freedom because you can't really get into any kind of trouble. Everybody knows everybody, remember? :)

16. Your favourite mamaks will always know your order

17. Cows and zero privacy aside, you know there's no place like home... :')

What other memories do you have of growing up in a small town? Let us know in the comment section below!

While we're taking a trip down the memory lane, remember how much fun school used to be? :P

Chinese schools were no different with basketball and Children's Day!

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