Hi ConfusedMom and many fellow Malaysians,
I too am a parent, but my kids are much bigger, some have graduated and one still in U. I work in Silicon Valley. I will share some of my experience with you (may be biased!)
I went through Chinese School (primary) and mission schools in Malaysia. Choosed between UM and SU (NUS). In choosing schools, I would say, choose the schools with best results or where the best kids go to (or make sure that the schools' strength and what you want is in line). There are usually reasons for a school to be good. However, I would struggle in Malaysia on the portion of time spend on Malay, English and Chinese (or Hindi). Some kids are better at languages and some are better in science and math, so to have many languages can be a burden or not depends on the kid. However, with my inclination in science/math, I would use language as a tool. So I would get them to learn Malay as a common/national language only to meet the minimum requirement. However, would spend more time in English and then Chinese, because of their impact in the future.
As far as creativity, what is lacking in general is critical thinking skills, discipline and the ability to sort out what is true or not true. However, good work habits or discipline need to be formed before you give kids too much freedom or worry about critical thinking.
When science is introduced in many Asian countries, it is usually taugh as facts rather than emphasising on the scientiffic method. You may see the difference in emphasis in the approach here depend on which school your kid is in. As an example, try some thing simple like asking you daughter to guess what will float on wafer and what will sink, and the reason (do not worry whether the answers are right or wrong, the important thing is the learning process), the next step is brain storm on how to verify the answers -- get a container, fill it with wafer and put the objects in a see which floats. If the answers were wrong, you can discuss the next hypothesis ... Once you go through this you can talk about how ships/boat work. This is a much longer process than just telling the kid what will and will not float. If your kid acquires good critical thinking skills she may not fit in the class room well -- if you have the wrong teacher. (I was lucky, when I realized that I had the wrong teacher for my Chemistry class, I told the principle, the principle changed the teacher for the class -- we then had a good chemistry teacher, but the original teacher never talk to me for years!).
But before you go too far, please find out what your daughter is interested in, every kid is different and you have to develop the strenth in you kid.