The Place is Malaysia...Truly Asia
Be drawn to a nation so peaceful and safe. A country made up of the Malays,
Chinese and Indian. A potpourri enriched with the indigenous traditions of Ibans,
Kadazan, Dusuns and other ethnic communities of East Malaysia. With a diversity of
races and religions, cultures and traditions, Malaysia is indeed the perfect setting
for colourful celebrations and joyous festivals. Malaysia is also an excellent
destination for romantic getaways, especially for honeymooners seeking an idyllic
tropical retreat with modern amenities.
Basically an insular country, it has a seemingly unending coastline and pristine
beaches. There are also numerous scenic islands in Malaysia?s territorial waters.
From the large and developed island of Penang to small rock outcrops jutting out
from the sea, the country, with its rich marine flora and fauna, has earned a
reputation of being a diver's paradise. For land-based adventurers, there are
cascading waterfalls and cool evergreen forest and mountains with fascinating
Malaysia is a multicultural society, with Malays, Chinese and Indians living side by
side. The Malays are the largest community, numbering 60% of the population, follows
Muslim religion, speak Malay (Bahasa Melayu) and are largely responsible for the
political fortunes of the country. The Chinese comprise of about a quarter of the
population, are mostly Buddhists, Taoists or Christian, and speak the Hokkien,
Cantonese, Hakka and Teochew dialects, and have been historically dominant in the
business community. The Indians account for about 10% of the population, are mainly
Hindu Tamils from southern India, speaking Tamil, Malayalam, and some Hindi, and live
mainly in the larger towns on the west coast of the peninsula. There is also a
sizeable Sikh community. Eurasians, Kampucheans, Vietnamese, and indigenous tribes
make up the remaining population. Malay is the official language of the country but
English is widely spoken.
For further information about Malaysia, please visit Malaysia Tourism Website.