Population: 31.3 million
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Language: Malaysian and Chinese
the world’s oldest tropical rainforest is in Malaysia? It is 130 million years old and is older than the rainforests of the Amazon and the Congo.
the Malays are very interested in food? Traders from different parts of Asia have taken their culinary habits with them and this has meant that the country today has a multifaceted kitchen.
Malaysia’s geography and climate
According to usprivateschoolsfinder, Malaysia consists of the Malaysian Peninsula south of Thailand and the countries of Sarawak and Sabah in northern Borneo . The majority of Malaysia’s 31 million inhabitants live on the Malaysian Peninsula, or in Western Malaysia, as the area is also called. Here are large plantations with rubber trees and tea. The central part of the peninsula consists of mountain ranges with rainforest, while the coasts and the southern part consist of lowlands and in many places swamps with mangrove forests.
In Sabah on Borneo is Southeast Asia’s highest mountain, Gunung Murud at 4104 meters. Incidentally, the Malaysian part of Borneo is fairly low lying with swamps along the coast. Here is the largest proportion of Malaysia’s rainforest, inhabited by orangutans, rhinos and rhinos, all of which are highly endangered. The climate separates the two parts of Malaysia, although both eastern and western Malaysia formally have a tropical rainy climate. In Western Malaysia, the temperature is 27 degrees almost all year round, while East Malaysia’s temperatures vary between 22 and 33 degrees. The rainy season here falls between October and February, while West Malaysia’s rainy season ends already in December.
History of Malaysia
The Federal Republic of Malaysia was formed in 1963 through the amalgamation of a number of former British colonies and protectorates. The fact that the country was merged by several small states is still noticeable today, as the country is divided into 13 states, each with its own elected assembly. Singapore liberated itself after only two years as a Malaysian state, and several states have since enjoyed autonomy and dreams of liberation. The British colonization of Malaysia began in the 18th century, when the British established a trading post on the island of Penang off the west coast of the Malaysian peninsula. The British were initially on the hunt for spices, and received a pleasant surprise when they discovered tin on the mainland. Thereafter, a slow colonization of the whole of Malaysia began with English rajos and the whole rasket.
Before the arrival of the British, the original Malays had been visited by Chinese, Portuguese and Dutch. The ancestors of the Indian population of the country were imported by the British who needed more labor than the native Malays could offer. The official religion in Malaysia is Islam, but the country has religious freedom and relatively many Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Taoists (Taoism is a Chinese philosophy known to outsiders for its yin and yang symbol). In addition, many indigenous peoples in the Malaysian part of Borneo practice their original natural religions, just as they have their own languages and very diverse cultures.
Attractions in Malaysia
Trips to Malaysia can be made according to widely differing themes. Nature experiences, golf, beach paradise and cultural trips are just some of the possibilities. On one of the world’s largest islands, Borneo, there is a fabulous nature. High mountains with natural caves, lush jungles with some of the world’s rarest animal species, and ethnic groups living in harmony with the green surroundings of traditional straw huts, are all exciting ingredients during a Malaysian trip in the spirit of nature. The contrast to Borneo’s beautiful nature is the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. The city is a melting pot of different peoples and religions, and has a mixture of historical and modern architecture. Here you can experience everything from Muslim mosques, Chinese temples, Hindu shrines and Christian churches to today’s large skyscrapers such as Petronas Towers,
One of Malaysia’s most interesting shrines is found in the Batu Cave north of Kuala Lumpur: The cave forms a huge cave, which due to its grandeur and solemn atmosphere is almost reminiscent of a church. A long, steep staircase leads up to the sacred cave with Hindu shrines, which, however, look somewhat small in relation to the cave. A huge gold statue outside the cave can in turn impress with its size, and the many monkeys, which wander around the cave and on the stairs, can always evoke an admiring smile in visitors. If golf is on the agenda, a trip to Malaysia is also a good idea. On golf courses such as Saujana Golf & Country Club, which hosts the European Tour Malaysian Open and Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, there is no shortage of golfing experiences or facilities. Malaysia can also offer idyllic tropical islands.