Homesick Malaysians get family members to courier food from their hometowns

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  • Sunday, 18 Jul 2021

Many homesick Malaysians eagerly await shipments of all their hometown favourites sent by their devoted parents, to tide them through the pandemic. — RAYMOND SERN

One of the saddest things about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is the fact that many people have been unable to go back to their hometowns for months on end. Speak to anyone who hasn’t been back home to see family and you can instantly sense the intense homesickness that they feel.

And although traveling inter-state is totally out of the question, couriering or posting food across state borders is not. And in this way, food has served as a bridge and a balm to soothe hearts aching for something familiar at a time when fear and uncertainty are prevalent.

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