There are several strings and forms of Malaysia that are encased within the country, each with its own distinct identity. From the glistening lights of the skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur to the serene blue waters of Perhentian and Langkawi Islands, Malaysia comes alive in vivid colours. Each island has its history, it is but a wonder how each one has come together to form what can be termed as a singular characteristic that defines the country. Take the island of Penang, for instance and you will notice a whole new country sprouting with its confines. It is this vibrancy that brings tourists and travellers back to this unique nation time and again.
The Malay Kingdom is credited with most of the country’s rich history until the coming of the British in the 18th century. Under several treaties, many of the kingdoms came under British administrative rule. As was the case, World War II weakened the imperial colonial hold and it was only a matter of time before Malaysia gained independence.
Malaysia is an amalgamation of sea and mountains, boasting of a lavish varied landscape characterised by forested elevations and numerous islands. The location results in an equatorial climate, characterised with high humidity and heavy annual rainfall.
Malay is the most spoken language in the country. English is the second most spoken language, effective for business purposes. The multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cuisine consists of a mixture of Indian, Javanese, Thai, Chinese, Sumatran and Malay influences. More than 60% of the population followIslam, while about 10% practice Christianity and about 20% are Buddhists. Hindus and followers of Taoism and Confucianism comprise the rest.
There are several strings and forms of Malaysia that are encased within the country, each with its own distinct identity. From the glistening lights of the skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur to the serene...