Halo Eirene, selamat malam!!! Apa khabar? And my Bahasa doesn't go very much further than that... LOL!!! (i was originally from Singapore where we didn't have to learn Bahasa even though it's supposedly our national language, but i digress.)
i'm so happy to hear from you! It seems like there are quite a few talented designers in Indonesia! In fact, i think Indonesia has lots of talent in many areas, like music, arts, etc. The only part of Indonesia i've ever been in is Bintan, kekeke! That place was lovely. My father-in-law worked in various parts of Indonesia for many years, though, and i think it was an enjoyable experience for him. =)
As for scrapbooking and Malaysia, i'm sure there are a FEW serious scrapbookers scattered around the cities, but it's mainly mobile apps, or else what we call 'photobooking'. You know, like buy a cheap groupon deal from one of the photobook companies, then paste in their photos and send it for printing. But you're right about Malaysian hospitality, though i guess for me the only point of comparison i have is my hometown Singapore, where hospitality and service standards aren't the best.
Whee... still happy that i've found a fellow scrapper close by! It was getting lonely! =P