Malaysia is located
near the equator. It is a country consisting of 13 states and 3 federal
territories in Southeast Asia. The country is
separated into 2 regions – Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo – by the
South China Seas, and has a total landmass of 329,847km2. The capital city
is Kuala Lumpur while Putrajaya is the seat of
the federal government. Malaysia is headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and
politically led by a Prime Minister.
Malaysia as a
unified state did not exist until the mid 20th century. In the late 1700s, a
set of colonies was established by the United Kingdom.
This group of colonies was known as British Malaya until its dissolution in
1946, when it was reorganized as the Federation of Malaya and later
recognized as an independent nation in 1957.
In September 1963,
Singapore, Sarawak, British North Borneo and the
Federation of Malaya joined to form Malaysia. The early years of the new
union were marred by an armed conflict with Indonesia, and Singapore was
later expulsed. The population of Malaysia is approximately
28.86 million, with
the Malays forming the majority of the population, with Chinese and
Indians the minorities. Islam is the largest as
well as the official religion of the federation. The Malay language, known
as Bahasa Malaysia is the official language. As a former British colony
Malaysia is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and the Developing 9
Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo are the two distinct parts of
Malaysia. They are separated by the South China Seas, share a largely
similar landscape. Both East and West Malaysia feature coastal plains rising
to densely forested hills and mountains..........
Malaysian climate is tropical and humid
with temperatures averaging 86ºF (30ºC). The major change in seasons is
marked by the arrival of the monsoons that bring heavy downpours on the east
For a Malaysian family life is of utmost
importance and holds a strong place when it comes to culture. The Malay
culture is native to Malaysia. Malaysia also boasts of a rich cultural
heritage. The culture of Malaysia sees a healthy mix of various tribes such
as the Malay,.........
In the first century
AD, two far-flung but related events helped stimulate Malaysia's emergence
in international trade in the ancient world. At that time, India had two
principal sources of gold and other metals: the Roman Empire and China. The
overland route from China was cut by.........