One man’s Milo is another’s ‘oleh-oleh’

The popular beverage is a symbol of the cross-border trade and friendly cooperation in North-East Borneo. 

WHEN Agil Murthala visited Tarakan island in North Kalimantan in 2014, a friend gave him a variety of must-buy oleh-oleh (gifts or souvenirs, the Indonesian equivalent of the Malaysian term buah tangan) – locally produced salted fish and Malaysian-made Milo.

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Opinion , Philip Golingai , columnist ,


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