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Hei Yan Guan: I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

An erotic love triangle finds a young drifter who is beaten by thugs and rescued by an immigrant worker who nurses him back to health. The drifter develops a crush on a waitress and the three young people find love.
Clemons (Stacks)

Return to Paradise

Three young men once lived a life of drugs, sex and freedom in Malaysia. Now one is in prison (Vince Vaughn) and will be executed in five days if a woman (Anne Heche) cannot persuade the other two to return to Malaysia to serve three years in prison.
1999; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)

Singapore-Malaysia: The Lion and the Tiger

The Johore Strait separates the highly prosperous city-state of Singapore from the rapidly developing economic "tiger" of Malaysia. As the film illustrates, they are nevertheless extremely interdependent. Johore Barhu, the second largest city in Malaysia, changed radically at the beginning of the 1980 s when its growth was stimulated by Singapore s expansion. Thousands of Malaysians streamed in from the provinces like Zacaria Bin Samion who moved to Johore Barhu with his family so he could work in construction. Noriah Tahir is among the 25,000 Malaysian workers who cross the border into Singapore every day. She started out as a simple factory worker in an electronics factory and today is a skilled worker in charge of quality control for microprocessors, earning three times what she w [...]

The Pig Commandments

This fascinating film illustrates how religious differences, even on the basic level of dietary prohibitions, can affect the way neighbors interact. It focuses on Malaysia, home to 12 million Muslims and 6 million Chinese. Islam bans the eating of pork, considering it unclean, while the Chinese have treasured pork for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese character for "home" was a pig. For the Chinese the pig is a symbol of prosperity and all celebrations involve a pig roast. "Pig Commandments" outlines the ways in which the Muslim prohibition to eat pork affects the relationship between the Chinese and Muslims in this part of the world. There is legislation to keep pig farms away from the Muslim population. Many Chinese in Malaysia have converted to Islam. For them, the Koran has [...]

Malaysia and Southern Thailand [electronic resource]: Globe Trekker

This Globe Trekker video follows Justine Shapiro through Malaysia and Thailand. She starts in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, central to the government's mission to make Malaysia a fully developed nation by 2020. She joins the Orang Astli people on a hunting party, which they prepare for by making poison darts. In Thailand, Justine experiences the chaotic Hindu festival of Thaipusam, visits the tourist destination of in Phuket, enjoys a Thai massage, and motorbikes over to the legendary night-life in Patong where patrons participate unabashedly in the blatant sex trade of the area. Outside Patong is a sanctuary for gibbons, a breed of monkey which are drugged and abused as a form of cheap entertainment. Justine's final adventure is a sea canoe trek back across the bay to Phuket. [...]

Global Tourism [electronic resource]

Shows that the experiences of visitors to Hawaii, Malaysia, and Borneo are shaped by each island's tourism industry. Hawaii has the most mature industry, the product of decades of development that preserved little of its indigenous culture. Malaysia is following a similar path and Borneo is developing its ecotourism industry. Explains how tourism offers opportunities for local development yet can destroy native cultures and environments.

The Maritime Connection [electronic resource]

Program 14.1 explores how Balinese residents have developed strategies to profit from the tourist industry while maintaining cultural integrity. Program 14.2 contrasts social and economic programs which seek to build tolerance among Malaysia's diverse cultures with the violence of Islamic militants.

Malaysia [electronic resource]: Don't Forget Your Passport

Adventure traveler Gordon Sivell tours an old Japanese prisoner of war camp in the jungles of Malaysia and, off the coast of southern Thailand, he treks through a rubber plantation before exploring the Dutch colonial area of Penang with its old fishing villages and ancient fortifications.

Malaysia [electronic resource]: Myriad of Ideas

One of the Asian tigers, Malaysia is full of different cultures and religions, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims all live together in this country. This episode features a Buddhist fortuneteller specializing in healing love problems - since he has two wives, he probably is an expert on such matters. Also featured is a visit to the home of former Prime Minister Mahathis in Kuala Lumpur. The travelers on this train offer a look at modern Malaysian society with Arab, Indian, Chinese, and Indonesian backgrounds this multicultural country continues to succeed.

A Town Like Alice

Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades, from the steamy jungles of Malaya to the desolate outback of Australia.
1994; 1980
Ivy (By Request)

Privates on Parade

In the midst of war's horrors, a British Army song-and-dance unit perseveres to entertain the troops in the Malayan jungles in 1948. Unbeknownst to the troops however, their unit is a front for gun smuggling.
2003; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)

Petronas Towers, Malaysia [electronic resource]

In the late 1980s, the Malaysian government built a skyscraper so ambitious and unprecedented in size that it sought to overtake Chicago's Sears Tower as the tallest building in the world. The elaborately curved Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur achieved both goals. However, for Cesar Pelli, it would be an enormous design challenge on a rocky and unchartered road. Getting the towers built in Malaysia would prove almost impossible for this Western architect charged with creating a national symbol that respected the past while looking forward towards the 21st century.
2015; 2007

The Maritime Connection

Indonesia: Tourist Invasion- Their culture once imperiled by hordes of tourists, Balinese residents have developed strategies to profit from the tourist industry while maintaining cultural integrity. Multi-Cultural Malaysia- Amidst growing pressures from Islamic militants, social and economic programs seek to build tolerance among Malaysia's diverse cultures.
2016; 2003

The Sleeping Dictionary

In the steamy equatorial jungles of 1930's Sarawak, a beautiful tribeswoman becomes both lover and language tutor to a young English diplomat. But the lovers are forced to separate for defying duty and tradition, and when the young man returns a year later with his new bride, passion reignites as secrets surface that are as deep and dark as the jungles of Borneo.
2003; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)