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10th October 2008, 10:54 PM
Since I am from Penang (not originally Pinang-lang, adopted thru marriage / relocation) many have asked me the meaning of the phrase "pi mai pi mai tang tu"...

Perhaps before I try to explain it, maybe some original pinang-kia help explain this phrase first? ;D

4th December 2008, 10:59 PM
Literally, it means "pergi, mari, pergi, mari, masih sana" or something like that.

I think it means "round and round but still at the same spot" i.e. you do a lot but have not really changed anything - the running on the spot feeling.

I'm not from Penang but many years ago, a Kedahan explained it to me.

16th August 2011, 01:54 PM
hahahahahaha...all i can remember of from that sentence is the series on th TV long long time ago lol....it's a malay sitcom