Here is an article talking about having one at home and how people having chipmunks take care of their little pet.

Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE/Sin Chew Daily
“Have you ever wondered how to distinguish a chipmunk from a squirrel? In fact, you can tell just by the white stripes on the chipmunk’s back.

Malaysia does not produce chipmunk and thus, most of the chipmunks available in the market are imported from South Korea or China. As the quantity is restricted by the breeding period and import restrictions, chipmunks can rarely be seen here. ”

Full story here with pictures