Malaysia: South-East Asia

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Malaysia: South-East Asia, the name Malaysia may derive from the word Melayu or Malay, that could come from the Sungai Melayu (Melayu River) in Sumatra. Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 330,803 square kilometres (127,720 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions. Malaysia known for its beaches and rainforests. The culture of Malaysia is mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European  influences.

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The world began to notice Malaysia after hosted the XVI Commonwealth Games in 1998, Malaysia is the first Asian country to hosted Commonwealth Games.

Putrajaya (25 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur) has been the administrative capital  of government. Parliament still meets in Kuala Lumpur, but most ministries are located in Putrajaya.

 

Geography of Malaysia: Malaysia: South-East Asia

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Malaysia is on the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia. The nation also includes Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo to the east.

Most of Malaysia is covered by forest along with a mountain range. Malaysia is reported to have more than 1,000 species of plants that have medicinal properties that are used for treating ailments from headaches to malaria and cholera.

 

Economy of Malaysia: Malaysia: South-East Asia

Malaysia grown as a newly industrialized market economy in the world, which is relatively open and state-oriented market. Malaysia’s economy is the 35th largest in the world, and the fourth largest in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is the third richest, as per GDP, after Singapore and Brunei. The current GDP of Malaysia is 313.2 billion USD. Malaysia export one third of the rubber around the World. Malaysia also earn more profit by exporting palm oil, timber, pepper and tobacco.

 

Life style of Malaysia & Religious of Malaysia: Malaysia: South-East Asia

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Malaysia has a multiracial and multicultural population of Malays, Chinese, Indians and the native Malaysians. The Malays up about 57% of the population, followed by the Chinese with about 25% and Indians with about 7%. Other ethnic communities include Thai, Sikh, Burmese, Eurasian and others.

 

  • Malaysian is the official language of Malaysia.
  • Malayan tiger is the national animal of Malaysia. currentaffairs24x7.com
  • Rhinoceros hornbill is the national bird of Malaysia.

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  • Hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia.

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Tourist point of Malaysia:

Cameron Highlands:

The Cameron highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill station. It has a population of more than 34000 people consisiting of Malays, Chinese, Indians, and other ethnic groups.

Georgetown Inner City:

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George town is located on the north east corner of Penang Island. Most of the population here is chinese.

 

Petro Twin Towers:

The Petronas Twin Tower in Kuala lumpur were the world’s tallest buildings.

 

Langkawi: Malaysia: South-East Asia

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Langkawi is the best place for holiday destination. Langkawi is the group of 99 islands.

 

Perhentian Islands: Malaysia: South-East Asia

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Perhentian Islands is the group of world’s most beautiful beaches.

 

Deer cave/Mulu caves: Malaysia: South-East Asia

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The Mulu Caves are located in the Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo. The Park encompasses incredible caves and Karst formation.

 

Night life of Malaysia: Malaysia: South-East Asia

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Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and lively nocturnal hub of countless bars, pubs and clubs on the streets. If you’re looking for live music in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, then the Beach Club Cafe is the best place for you.

 

Let us see some interesting facts of Malaysia:

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has recorded 200 rainy days in a year. The city of Kuching in Sarawak holds the unenviable record of rainy days in a year with 253.
  • Petronas is the only Malaysian company in the Fortune Global 500.
  • The Sultanate of Kedah on the Malay Peninsula is one of the oldest in the world, established in A.D. 1136.
  • According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), Malaysia has developed into the ninth most visited country in the world, with 23.6 million visitors in 2009.
  • The sound of the word four is very similar to the sound of death in Chinese. for this reason, some Malaysian buildings have 3A instead of the 4th floor.
  • Penang is the first and oldest English-medium school in Southeast Asia.

 

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