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Elma Zainuddin

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, Malaysia

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  • 450 Positive References6 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Malay; learning Indonesian
  • 61, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Retired civil servant
  • School of life/experience
  • From Malaysia
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Be kind, brave and friendly

ABOUT ME PLEASE Read my profile and address me properly if you need a couch

Grandma of 6 (3 girls and 3 boys) Mother of 7 grown up children - 3 of them married Mother-in-law to 3 lovely ladies I have 2 houses (live with my 2 children when I don't have guests) and they always have their own activities; and stay at the other house when I host or when all family members get together.

I talk a lot but I can be quiet too I am always happy but there are times I'm sad I can be funny but doesn't mean I'm a clown I always forgive but don't take me for granted I laugh a lot but doesn't mean I don't cry

Traveling is my passion (that"s why I'm here). Everybody is my friend (doesn't matter what age). If you know how to respect the elderly I'll respect you more. Please don't take me for granted


Live life without regrets......

"Do what makes you happy Be with who makes you smile Laugh as mush as you breathe Love as long as you live"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


My son couchsurfed in Europe with his wife and daughter and when they returned and told me about it (CS) I didn't join straight away, but after meeting their guests I realised its time I should be part of the hospitable community.

Hosting and getting to know the CS is wonderful and the thought of being hosted only add to the excitement. I never regretted joining CS as I've gained more knowledge here rather than from textbooks!


So far I have hosted 653 persons from the countries below - I'm glad to have friends all over the world :)

62 from Germany 57 from USA/Hawaii 51 from Indonesia 37 from England 34 from Poland 33 from France/Reunion/Mayotte 26 from Australia 26 from China/HK 21 from Canada 20 from Russia 18 from Czech Republic 16 from Netherlands 15 from Austria 15 from Vietnam 12 from Hungary 11 from Spain 9 from Belgium 8 from Mexico 7 from Denmark 7 from Italy 7 from New Zealand 7 from Philippines 7 from Taiwan 6 from Argentina 6 from Iran 5 from Japan 5 from Lithuania 5 from South Korea 5 from Switzerland 4 from Brazil 4 from Finland 4 from India 4 from Latvia 4 from Pakistan 4 from Portugal 4 from Singapore 4 from Slovenia 4 from SriLanka 4 from Sweden 4 from Thailand 3 from Egypt 3 from Estonia 3 from Peru 2 from Algeria 2 from Chile 2 from Colombia 2 from Kazakhstan 2 from Slovakia 2 from South Africa 2 from Wales 1 from Argentina 1 from Bolivia 1 from Bulgaria 1 from Colombia 1 from Croatia 1 from Libya 1 from Madagascar 1 from Mongolia 1 from New Caledonia 1 from Norway 1 from Scotland 1 from Senegal 1 from Turkey 1 from Ukraine 1 from Uruguay 1 from Venezuela


Travel Museums (I can be in there for hours), Read (any material - no pornography), Meet and get to know the people all over the world,

Collect/exchange postcards (www.postcrossing.com) Collect cat figurines (I have a glass showcase full of 'cats'), Collect all types of fridge magnets

Music, Movies & Books

I love sentimental music. Danielle Steel books is my preference. Watch movies (on weekends).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Visiting the Great Wall, Pyramids, Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, Petra, Dead Sea is an awesome experience which made me wonder how our forefathers lived their lives.

Flight to Mount Everest was breathtaking, just cannot be described in words.

Crossing the busiest street in the world (Shibuya, Japan)

Teach, Learn, Share

Respect everyone especially your guests/hosts. Follow the house rules and never ever offend the guests/hosts. Having hosted all kinds of people from various parts of the world I've come to realize we are all equal apart from the colour, custom, culture, food, language.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Interesting stories/experience. Please be reminded couchsurfing is not for freeloaders and dont expect me to cook all your meals.

Countries I've Visited

Bahrain, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Republic of, Nepal, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In


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