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Malaysia Information

Welcome to Malaysia
Malaysia is a country of contrasts, bathed in the warm tropical sun,  several  well known historic cities, a unique cultural mix, a string of cool hill resorts, the world’s oldest rainforest—and Southeast Asia’s highest mountain. Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.

 

Malaysia is composed from 13 states and 3 Fed Territories, with a total landmass of 329,845 square kilometres .The major city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the government. The population stands at over twenty-eight million. The country is divided by the South China Sea into 2 regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo ( AKA East Malaysia ) .Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei.It is close to the equator and has a tropical climate.Malaysia's state head is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,an elected sovereign, and the head of state is the Prime Minister.The state is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system. One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs.

The Malayan peninsula is the historic home of the Malay people, today’s heart and the population center of the dynamic modern nation. East Malaysia claims the northern edge of the huge, wild island of Borneo. Ethnically and culturally, Malaysia is a fundamentally Malay country overlaid with Chinese, Indian and British influences, and possessing several indigenous tribal peoples such as the Iban, Penan and Negrito.

 

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