Practicing Malay on the streets.

Selamat Berkenalan!
Nama saya Amos dan saya daripada Singapura!
Since taking the Beginner Course in University, I've been wanting to strike up small conversations in BM with the pakciks and makciks I see on the train and bus stops, but I'm all too afraid of making a complete fool out of myself. A few times I've tried but the other party ended up conversing with me in English and not for long either.
While many teachers and bloggers advocate that the native speakers will be more patient, could it be different in the case of Singapore/Malaysia/Indonesia given that we may be too close for comfort?
What do you guys think? 

Dec 24, 2015 5:12 PM