The Malaysians have been a little bit sneaky: they included the Balinese dance Tari Pendit in their 2009 Visit Malaysia advertisement, presumably hoping that we wouldn’t notice. But we have!
And this isn’t the first time the Malaysians have tried this trick of course.
Other Indonesian treasures claimed by the Malaysians in the past include angklung (a bamboo musical instrument), Reog Ponorogo (a dance from East Java), the spicy beef from Sumatra called rendang and, perhaps most blatant of all, the Indonesian traditional cloth Batik!
Malaysia, Truly Asia?
Or Truly Bali?!!!!!!!