What's in a town's name?

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  • Sunday, 23 Aug 2015

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) centre for corporate communications director Prof Datin Dr Norizan Abdul Razak (seated) discussing with her project team members (from left) Assoc Prof Dr.Pramela Krish, Prof Dr Ruzy Suliza Hashim, Dr.Khazriyati Salehuddin and Assoc Prof Dr.Marlyna Maros during an interview at the university in Bangi recently.

From an ‘itchy’ town and ‘naked’ village to the ‘village of the hungry imam’ ... Malaysia has some weird and wonderful town names, with intriguing origin stories.

WITH the 58th National Day around the corner, what better time to embrace our nation for all its diversity – especially its sometimes bizarre and funny town names.

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