Television is popular in all Malaysian homes as it is the best form of home
entertainment these days.
First of all, television enables people to find entertainment right
within their own home without having to venture
out at all. This saves on transport and time as it is quite difficult to
travel to the cinema with traffic jams all over the town. Besides, parking
is a problem in the town and so home television is greatly appreciated.
Secondly, television keeps us in touch
with national as well as world events. Motion pictures help people to follow
events better than if they were to read and get the news from the papers and
magazines. The news bulletin comes regularly and we are well kept informed
of all that is happening around us.
Thirdly, television entertains children with cartoons and other
educational programmes. This keeps them happily occupied besides
imparting knowledge to them in a way
beyond the limits of classroom teaching. Adults find watching television
shows relaxing after a day's hard work. They can choose their programmes to
suit their taste-detective series, thrillers, soap operas, musicals, talks
or documentaries which provide general knowledge.
We enjoy the advantage of having three channels to choose from. The
national language is heard often and the public can improve their Malay
language by listening to features presented on television. Hence, television
offers many benefits.