is known throughout the world for its intoxicating mix of cultures which has proven to be irresistible draw for people from all around the world.
Malaysia is home to many ethnic groups, each co-existing in harmony and helping to enrich the country's cultural lifestyle. Its collective blend of food, traditions, clothing and customs ensure there is much for the visitor to experience here. Local cuisines can range from hot and spicy Indian and exotic Mediterranean to Western and popular Chinese dishes.
The multiculturalism has not only made a gastronomical paradise, it is also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivities. Malaysians love celebrating, and socializing too in fact, where their laid back, warm and friendly mannerisms make them as approachable as you can imagine.
- Capital city
- Time Zone
- Calling Code
- Kuala Lumpur
- Bahasa Melayu
- Tropical; Monsoons
- Ringgit (MYR)
- MST (UTC +8)
Arts and Craft
The arts and crafts of Malaysia are as colourful and rich as its multicultural background.
Malaysia's multicultural community lends colour to the calendar, with bright festivals peppering the year for both locals and visitors to observe and enjoy.
Nasi Briyani (biryani or beriani) is a wholesome rice-based dish prepared with spices, rice (eg basmati) and meat, fish, eggs and vegetables. The popularity of this exotic dish is attributed to its aromatic flavours and distinctively rich taste.
Char Kway Teow
'Char Kway Teow' or stir-fried ricecake strips is arguably one of the most popular dishes among Malaysians of all races.
Malaysia is home to the region's tallest peak, Mount Kinabalu (4,095m). Located in the Kinabalu National Park in Sabah, the mountain is a popular destination with both locals and tourists.
Malaysia is home to a vast number of caves, including some of the largest and longest in the world. These caves are nestled within rich rainforests and mangroves, providing sanctuary to amazing wildlife.
Malaysia is fast becoming one of the world's leading dive destinations with one of the richest marine environments in the Indo-Pacific Basin.
Sail and Cruise
There are a growing number of marinas and yacht clubs throughout Malaysia where it's possible to tighten the mainsail, tug on a halyard, hoist a spinnaker and let the tropical breezes take you to new and exciting destinations.
Home to prehistoric rainforests and a melting pot of culture, Malaysia is an amazing country to discover.
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