Fasting far from home: The expatriate experience


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  • Thursday, 10 Jul 2014

Nazeen Koonda and S.G. Masood sharing a traditional Ramadan meal with long-time friends Ahsan Qureshi (second from left) and wife Mehwesh (far left) during buka puasa. - CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

Ramadan is all the more poignant for Muslim expatriate families who keep to their fasting rituals while embracing Malaysian culture.

PAKISTANI Omer Sohail was surprised when his colleagues planned a buka puasa event and invited friends of other faiths for his first Ramadan here.

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