Elma Zainuddin

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, Malaysia

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  • Retired civil servant
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  • From Malaysia
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About Me


Good people will meet great people - so be good to everyone you meet


I live in BANDAR TASIK PUTERI, RAWANG about 40 km to the North of Kuala Lumpur city.

Bring your own food because my house is far from town to often go out and eat.
If you want me to cook buy the ingredients before you come/when I fetch you in town.

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 am usually alone when I host - My children/grandchildren are not staying in the same house (where I host)

I talk a lot but I can be quiet too
I am always happy but there are times I feel down
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.


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!

Speecless..,,,I host more than I surf
So far I have hosted 662 persons from the countries below - I'm glad to have friends all over the world :)

64 from Germany
57 from USA/Hawaii
52 from Indonesia
38 from England
35 from France/Reunion/Mayotte
34 from Poland
27 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
4 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 Malaysia
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


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
Collect fridge magnets

Music, Movies, and Books

I love sentimental music.
Danielle Steel is my favoutite author
Movies: Old and new

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visited the Great Wall, Pyramids, Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, Petra, Dead Sea - they were 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

I can share with guests:

1) Interesting CS stories/experience.
2) Local food (you buy the ingredients and I'll be happy to cook for you).
Hot/cold drinks on the house - whatever drink that's available at home.
3) Going around Kuala Lumpur city (as its far from my place you gotto fill up my tank and buy me lunch).

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In


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