Malaysia is a a member of the Commonwealth, represents the political marriage of territories that were formerly under British rule. When it was established on September 16, 1963, Malaysia comprised the territories of Malaya (now Peninsular Malaysia), the island of Singapore, and the colonies of Sarawak and Sabah in northern Borneo. In August 1965 Singapore seceded from the federation and became an independent republic.
The capital city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur and the currency used is Ringgit
Where is Malaysia?[edit | edit source]
Malaysia, country of Southeast Asia, lying just north of the Equator, that is composed of two non-contiguous regions: Peninsular Malaysia, also called West Malaysia , which is on the Malay Peninsula, and East Malaysia (Malaysia Timur), which is on the island of Borneo. On Peninsular Malaysia, it is bordered by Thailand on the north and Singapore in south, and Malaysian Borneo (or East Malaysia) located on the northern part of the island of Borneo in the South China Sea, bordering Indonesia and surrounding the Sultanate of Brunei . The country shares also maritime borders with the Philippines and Vietnam .
How many people live in Malaysia?[edit | edit source]
32.58 million lived in Malaysia based on 2019 statistic
What are the most common languages in Malaysia?[edit | edit source]
The official language spoken in Malaysia is the Malay language(Bahasa). Aside from Malay, English is also very commonly spoken in Malaysian. Aside from English, Chinese dialects such as Mandarin and Hokkien are also spoken in the country, primarily by those of Chinese ethnic origin. Tamil is also another popular language spoken in the country, primarily spoken by people from India.
What is the most common religion in Malaysia?[edit | edit source]
Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, is followed by about three-fifths of the population. Islam is one of the most important factors distinguishing a Malay from a non-Malay, and, by law, all Malays are Muslim.
What are some important sites?[edit | edit source]
Georgetown - The heritage street consists of the some popular hawker (street food) and murals drawing in the area.
Melaka - Famous historical landmarks such as A Famosa Fort and Christ Church are located here