Impact of Technology Advancement on the Malaysian Ethnics Festival Foods and its Foodways


  • Rosmaliza Muhammad Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor, 40450 Malaysia
  • Mohd Salehuddin Mohd Zahari Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor, 40450 Malaysia
  • Mohd Shazali Md. Sharif Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor, 40450 Malaysia



Ethnic Festival foods, Foodways, Malaysia, Practices


This study explores the impact of technology advancement in Malaysian ethnic festival foodways and how it affects the practices of young generations. The informers involved three major ethnics groups (Malays, Chinese and Indian) in Klang Valley, Malaysia. The alteration eases the heavy burden or workload in preparation and consumption of festival food. It introduced the emergence of cooking equipments and new utensils. The traditional equipment used has gradually been overtaken by modern equipment. The preparation festival foods are becoming much faster, effective and efficient. Nevertheless, the alterations explicitly lessen the practices of foodways among the community members particularly the young generations. 

Keywords: Ethnic Festival foods; Foodways; Malaysia; Practices

eISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.



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How to Cite

Muhammad, R., Mohd Zahari, M. S., & Md. Sharif, M. S. (2018). Impact of Technology Advancement on the Malaysian Ethnics Festival Foods and its Foodways. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3(10), 53–64.