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ABOUT MALAYSIA

Malaysia is a bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.

ABOUT MALAYSIA

Malaysian Flag

National Coat of Arms

National Flower( Hibiscus )

Prime Minister

Dato' SriHaji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak

Population28mn (80% Peninsular Malaysia, 20% East Malaysia).RaceMalays 50%, Chinese 26%, Other Bumiputras 11%, Indians 7.1%, Others 1%Religion The Malaysian Constitution guarantees religious freedom.Islam 60%, Buddhism 19%, Christianity 9%, Hinduism 6%, Confucianism, Taoism and other traditional Chinese religions 3%, Other religions 1%.Literacy Rate 89% (male 92%, female 85%)

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ReligionAlthough the official religion of Malaysia is Islam, each person is free to practice his or her own faith. The abundance of temples, mosques, churches and other places of worship bears testament to this. Islam in Malaysia is rather tolerant and does not comply with the fundamental belief of extremists.

Percentage distribution of Malaysian population by ethnic group

So Where Exactly is Malaysia?Malaysia is a South East Asian located near the Equator. It's neighbouring countries includes Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines.Malaysia is separated by the South China Sea into 2 regions: West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia) and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia is situated at the South of Thailand and North of Singapore.

Peninsular MalaysiaEast MalaysiaCapital City:Kuala LumpurThe 13 States are: Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu (West Malaysia) and, Sabah and Sarawak (East Malaysia).The 3 Federal Territories are Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (West Malaysia) and, Pulau Labuan (East Malaysia).

Malaysia is a newly industrialised country - a country that has not yet reach First World status but macro-economically, have outpaced its developing counterparts.Having a good mix of developed high-end infrastucture in its cities - developed expressways, state-of-the-art medical facilities, latest communication technologies, world class business centres, luxury residential properties, and well conserved nature in towns and villages - sandy beaches, tropical islands, majestic mountains, tropical rain forest, waterfalls, rivers, Malaysia has the best of both worlds, being rich in both infrastructure facilities and natural resources.Malaysia WeatherUnlike countries with 4 seasons, Malaysia's tropical climate is warm, sunny and humid all year round.Visitors should bring light clothings to comfortably travel in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia. It is also the countrys economic and business centre.Johor Bahru (Southern Malaysia) is the 2ndlargest city followed by Georgetown in Pulau Pinang (NorthernMalaysia).

Kuala Lumpur Panorama View (Daytime)

Penang City (Sunrise)

Johor Bahru City (Night View)

Hidden Wildlife and Natural Treasures of MalaysiaBeing a megadiverse country that harbors majority of the earths species and having a biodiverse range of flora and fauna, Malaysia contains 20% of the worlds animal species, has more than 20,000 species of vascular plants and more than 2,000 tree species.

Malaysia Malayan TigerOrang UtanPangolin

Malaysia Alpinia

Pitcher Plant

Rafflesia

Batu Caves, SelangorPetronas Twin TowerKek Lok Si Temple, PenangSepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary,SabahLangkawi, KedahPulau Tioman,Pahang

Nasi Lemak

Satay

Roti Canai

Char Kuey Teow

Kuih MuihFood

Roti JalaIkan BakarPasemburChicken Rice

Festivals

DEEPAVALI

ThaipusamChap Goh MeiDayaks Sarawak

Ponggal

Wesak DayKaamatan Festival

KadazandusunsofSabah

Handicrafts

Labu SayongWood CraftsBatikSongket

SILAT

Traditional GamesWAUSEPAK TAKRAWCONGKAKGASINGBATU SEREMBAN