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Malaysia is a country that consists of thirteen states and three federal territories in Southeast Asia with a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres . The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. The population stands at over 27 million. The country is separated into two regions — Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo — by the South China Sea. Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei. The country is located near the equator and experiences a tropical climate. Malaysia's head of state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the government is headed by a Prime Minister. The government is closely modeled after the Westminster parliamentary system. Malaysia as a unified state did not exist until 1963. Previously, a set of colonies were established by the United Kingdom from the late-18th century, and the western half of modern Malaysia was composed of several separate kingdoms. This group of colonies was known as British Malaya until its dissolution in 1946, when it was reorganized as the Malayan Union. Due to widespread opposition, it was reorganized again as the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and later gained independence on 31 August 1957. Singapore, Sarawak, British North Borneo and the Federation of Malaya joined to form Malaysia on 16 September 1963. The early years of the new union were marred by an armed conflict with Indonesia and the expulsion of Singapore on 9 August 1965. The Southeast Asian nation experienced an economic boom and underwent rapid development during the late-20th century. Rapid growth during the 1980s and 1990s, averaging 8% from 1991 to 1997, has transformed Malaysia into a newly industrialised country. Because Malaysia is one of three countries that control the Strait of Malacca, international trade plays a large role in its economy. At one time, it was the largest producer of tin, rubber and palm oil in the world. Manufacturing has a large influence in the country's economy. Malaysia has a biodiverse range of flora and fauna, and is also considered one of the 18 megadiverse countries. Malays form the majority of the population of Malaysia. There are sizable Chinese and Indian communities as well. The Malay language and Islam are the official language and religion of the federation respectively. Malaysia is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and participates in many international organisations such as the United Nations. As a former British colony, it is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also a member of the Developing 8 Countries.

   
 
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Penang Travel - The Pearl of the Orient - Penang
Penang Travel - The Pearl of the Orient Penang was my first destination in Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia.Very Calm City. Before Penang, the Pearl of the Orient, was known to the world as a beautiful, exotic holiday destination, she was Pulau Pinang – a virgin paradise that got her name from the abundance of betel nut palms scattered across her soft, sandy beaches. The state of Penang then comprised of an island originally named Prince of Wales Island, after George V, and the strip on the mainland which was christened Province Wellesley, after the Governor of India. The former was later named George Town, after King George III.In 1832, Penang formed part of the Straits Settlement with Malacca and Singapore. The Penang maritim...

Kuala Lumpur - More than just a capital city - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur - More than just a capital city I visited KL once during my holidays. This was one week trip to KL, Penang and Genting Island. Kuala Lumpur – KL to its friends – is more than just a capital city: it is a monument to Malaysian ingenuity and determination. The most striking thing about KL from a visitor’s perspective is its remarkable cultural diversity. Ethnic Malays, Chinese prospectors, Indian migrants and British colonials all helped carve the city out of the virgin jungle, and each group has left its indelible mark on the capital. Eating, shopping and nightlife are undeniable highlights of any visit to KL, but don’t restrict yourself to the city – there are numerous parks and monuments dotted around KL that make easy day trips for...

Genting Island - Kuala Lumpur
Genting Island This was my great trip to Genting Island, Malaysia. We spent whole day inside. Eat , fun and entertainment. Genting Highlands Resort, popularly known as Genting - City of Entertainment offers world-class leisure and entertainment attractions and is a key tourist attraction in Malaysia. The resort's attractions include over 50 fun rides, 150 outlets (comprising 80 dining and 70 shopping outlets) and six uniquely themed leisure walk boulevards at First World Plaza - the highest shopping centre in Malaysia at about 2,000 metres above sea level, Casino de Genting - a world-class gaming entertainment area and three mega multi-purpose venues (the 6,000-pax Genting International Convention Centre, 6,000-pax Arena of S...

Food of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
Food of Malaysia Food of Malaysia presents a blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine. The people of Malaysia prides in their culinary skills and the various towns and cities are famous for their regional specialties. Some of the pure Food of Malaysia are Kajang satay, Ipoh chicken rice, Kelantanese nasi minyak among others. You will find Food of Malaysia in the cheap places like the hawker stalls and coffee shops, called as kedai kopi in Malay or kopitiam in Chinese. The popular mamak stalls are owned and run by Indian Muslims and serve purely Indian dishes. The hawkers in Malaysia stay open till late and some work even on night shifts. For lunch you can opt for the nasi kandar restaurant serving a vast range of curries with ri...

Excursions in Malaysia - Malacca
Excursions in Malaysia The people of Malaysia are well-known for the warm hospitality it exudes. Each of the different races has one thing in common, the hospitality. Excursions in Malaysia give the opportunity to explore the various attractions in Malaysia. Those of you who appreciate the natural world must find Malaysia is among the most attractive place on earth, as the country is blessed with immense natural beauty from primal forests, having shoreline mangrove to mountain top oak which is known to exist in myth. The natural trees and forests of Malaysia covers three fourth of the land area. One can marvel at the flora around the hundreds of miles of walkway in a canopy of greenery. For Excursions in Malaysia, there is an extensive ...