From the 21st century hipster to the regular clubbing kaki, you’d surely recognise one or two of these stereotypes in the squad!
1. The Hipster
Originally formed back in the 90’s for a group of like-minded individuals advocating contemporary subcultures (think independent music and vintage memorabilia), coupled with a mostly pro-Libertarian political standpoint to boot.
Fast forward to the 21st century, the original form has somewhat taken a different turn – from proclaiming major dibs on questionable food trends and wacky styles, the self-righteous hipster often thinks highly of themselves. Honestly if they could, they would be patting themselves on the back 24/7 for unearthing major discoveries that has somehow been uncovered like, 20 years ago (ripped jeans, anyone?).
But the wonderful thing about the melting pot of Malaysia has to offer somehow incidentally created new types of sub-species for this cliché. From the bespectacled Ah Chong with his grandfather’s analog camera to the sassy Minah hijabster that flaunts a penchant for local band t-shirts, be sure to keep a lookout the next time you step out – take your chances at Publika and regular flea market spots.
2. The Instagrammer
Perching on chairs, sprawling against cold cement floor – you name it, these adventurous Instagrammers will do whatever it takes just to acquire the perfect #POTD. Thriving on likes and loves from their multiple social media platforms, they can often spotted with a phone stuck in their hands. After all, what’s good with achieving an Instagram like without several celebratory selfies to commemorate?
Fret now however, for the classic Instagrammer is a generous bunch – they share out as many likes they received on their own, so it’s probably best to put them on your ‘to-follow’ list if you’re looking to boost your popularity up a notch. From gorgeous #flatlays to meticulously posed #OOTD, you’ll be amazed at the number of hours they’re willing to put in to craft out an Instagram profile of a resume. After all, appearances do matter.
3. The Foodie Monster
The local version of Cooooookie Monster, the proud foodie does not hesitate to ride out hundreds of miles just to scour the best cendol in town. Organizing impromptu roadtrips at the first opportunity for public holidays is what they do at best, and pretty efficiently too. Be it the best coffee in PJ or the creamiest soft serve in Bangsar, they are often well-equipped with information thanks to the countless cafe-hopping visits to break down a thorough food analysis to anyone that’s willing to listen.
4. The Loyal Movie Patron
Ask around your circle of friends and there’s bound to be one person who watches just about any movie screenings available. Often attributing it to the lack of mall activities (there’s only so much to do to fill up half day’s worth of itinerary), he/she is more than willing to dish out some moolah and sit through a B-grade movie to tick the minutes away.
Air-conditioned room, plush seats and popcorn to munch on, what’s there not to like?
5. The Clubbing Kaki
There’s no mistake in identifying this particular species – often patronising their favourite club haunts dutifully every weekend, these are the people who love capitalising on public holidays to score some additional party time. Probably been around long enough to know the bouncers on a first name basis too, which means easy access to the club for them and their squad. Pay their Instagram feed a visit and you’ll be bombarded with various blurry dancing shots and not to mention, bathroom break selfies!