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Located in the heart of Soth East Asia, Malaysia consists of two separate land masses with a total of 330,343 sq km. Peninsular Malaysia or West Malaysia is bordered by Thailand in the North and Singapore in the South. East Malaysia, comprising the states of Sabah and Sarawak, stretches along the northern region of Borneo. The two land masses are separated by the South China Sea.

Here you will discover a delightful fusion of Asia’s oldest civilizations – Malay, Chinese and Indian, a geo-cultural mix made even more interesting by the assimilation of other cultures into the fabric of its society – the indigenous cultures of the Kadazans, Ibans and other ethnic groups of Sabah and Sarawak, as well as the influence of the British, Portuguese, Dutch and Thais. Natural attractions abound and the historic cities of Penang & Melaka are popular destinations.

Historical Relics of Lembah Bojang     Whitewater Rafting at Padas
Malaysia has an exuberant celebration of festivals, customs, traditions and a tempting array of multicultural cuisines. Opportunities for adventure are as numerous as they are
Taman Negaradiverse. From jungle trekking, mountain climbing, caving, and mountain biking, to river safari’s, whitewater rafting, diving, skydiving, off road excitement and more. Its ancient rainforests, climatic stability, plentiful rainfall, and tropical greenhouse heat have endowed Malaysia with a cornucopia of bizarre life forms. In Peninsular Malaysia alone there are over 8000 species of flowering plants, including 2000 trees, 800 orchids, and 200 palms. They include the world’s tallest tree species, theAsian Elephants ‘tualng’, and the world’s largest flower, the ‘rafflesia’ measuring up to a metre across. Mammals include elephants, rare rhinos, tapirs, tigers, leopards, honey bears, several kinds of deer, ‘tempadau’, forest cattle, various gibbons, and monkeys, including in Borneo, the orang utan and the bizarre proboscis monkey, scaly anteaters also known as pangolins, and porcupines, to name but a few. The bird life features spectacular pheasants, the sacred hornbills, and many groups of colourful birds such as kingfishers, sunbirds, pittas, woodpeckers, trogons, and barbers. Snakes include cobras, notably the spitting cobra which shoots venom, vipers, pythons, and colourful tree snakes.

 


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States of Malaysia

13 States and the Federal Territories
Map with State flags and fast facts

People

The people of Malaysia come from a number of different ethnic groups mainly Malays, Chinese, Indians, with the indigenous Eurasians and the indigenous Orang Asli of the peninsula and the various tribes of Sabah and Sarawak and others tribes making up the remaining population.

Cultures

The variety of religions found is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living in Malaysia. The Language, Music and Dace, Cultures, and its Celebrations and Festivals.
 

Local Food & Cuisine

Just look, with our multi-cultural social mix, you certainly can expect somewhat of a unique and endless blend of cuisine.
 

Handicrafts

Various Items as well as a host of other decor pieces and functional household items. Details on the various handicrafts and cultural items include
Pua Kumbu / Wau / Keris / Wayang Kulit
/ Wood Carving / Pottery / Songket / Mengkuang / Gold, Silver & Brass

 

Festivals

One of the unique feature of Malaysian celebrations is the concept of open house.
Hari Raya Puasa / Chinese New Year / Fifth Moon Festival / Moon Cake Festival / Ghost Festival /
 9 Emperors Festival / Thaipusam / Deepavali / Pongal / Kaul / Pesta Kamaatan / Gawai Dayak / Christmas / Fiesta San Pedro


 

FAQ

Frequently asked questions regarding travel to and about Malaysia

History

Brief History of Malaysia from the early Malay people, Melaka, the colonization by European powers, the Japanese Occupation, Malayan Emergency to independence and the Indonesian Confrontation
 

Government

Malaysia is a confederation of 13 states. The political system is a federal one, which each state having its own legislature
 

The Monarchy

Undoubtedly, the Malaysian monarchy is a unique system as it is the only country where its King or the ‘Yang DiPertauan Agong’ is elected every five years.
The King / The Royal Regalia / Past Kings

 

Holidays in Malaysia

Features National & State holidays - Festivals, Religious holidays, School Holidays as is observed for the current
Calendar 2008
Cultural / Religious & Special Days 2008

 

Transport in Malaysia

Information on transport services and facilities in Malaysia
Road Transport / Rail Transport / Air Transport
 

Golf

Golfing at challenging and scenic courses throughout Malaysia
 

Weather & Climate

Information and details on the climate and weather conditions prevailing throughout Malaysia

 



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