Whiteland student headed to Malaysia

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In the southeastern Asian nation of Malaysia, teenage girls are expected to wear long skirts or pants any time they go out in public.

Their shirt sleeves should extend past their elbows, and revealing clothing is heavily discouraged. Offering the left hand as a greeting is considered the greatest insult imaginable.

Courtlyn Heaberlin has done her research on Malaysian customs. The 16-year-old Greenwood resident is preparing to live in Malaysia for the next 10 months and understands that she’s going to a conservative country with its own customs.

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