Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of different cultures and races, with Malay, European, Muslim, Indian, and Chinese influences evident throughout. Because of this mix, the local customs vary considerably. However, the religion in KL is predominantly Muslim, and many women wear headscarves. Nevertheless, many local women don trendy, often revealing threads, as well. Arms and legs should be covered when entering certain places of worship—it's a good idea to pack a sarong. You should generally remove your shoes before entering someone's home. Use your right hand to pass and accept anything, as the left is considered dirty. To point to a person, close the right hand into a fist with the thumb on top, using that to single someone out.

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