Malaysia

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. 

Capital City

Kuala Lumpur 

Currency

Malaysian Ringgit

Total population:

32.4 million (2020)

Languages spoken:

Malay, English

Cultural dos:

Smile when meeting people, to reciprocate the warmth you are likely to receive. 

Cultural don’t:s

Don’t show too much PDA. Most locals are very conservative.

Continent:

Asia

Three foods you need to try in this country :

  • Nasi kandar (mixed rice with a variety of sauces, meats and vegetables),
  • Mee Goreng Mamak (yellow noodles with wither beef or chicken),
  • Apam Balik (a pancake with sugar, corn and peanuts),

Bonus

  • Nasi Kerabu (blue ricetopped with friend coconut and bean sprouts)

What the country is known for :

  • Petronas Twin Towers,
  • Cameron Highlands,
  • Batu Caves,
  • Taman Negara National Park,
  • Penang Island,
  • Unesco World Heritage listings: Melaka and George Town 

More About Malaysia

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kualar Lumpur are easily the most famous Malaysian building but the country has so much more to offer than the giant towers. Just outside of this roaring city sits the Batu Caves. A natural wonder, the caves are a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Murugun (the god of wealth, wisdom and courage) whose golden statue stands at 42m tall. The shrine receives thousands of visitors every year, especially for the Thaipusam Festival at the top of each year. Some in attendance carry gifts in the form of food or milk to be presented at the shrine. Some shave their hair or have skewers pierced into their skin as a sign of penance.

Over 100km South of Kuala Lumpar lies the city of Malacca. Malacca is full of stunning architecture and has several buildings and monuments preserved as UNESCO heritage sights. As a former Portuguese colony, the area is full of red lacquer buildings housing different museums, art galleries and other historical sites of interests to visitors.

English

Malay

Hello

Hello

Goodbye

Selemat tinggal

Please

Tolonglah

Thank you

Terima kasih

How much?

Berapa banyak?

Do you speak English?

Adakah anda bercakap bahasa Inggeris?

Where is the toilet?

Dimanakah tandas?

May I please have some water?

Boleh saya minta air?

I would like some food please

Saya nak makanan tolong

Where can I get a taxi?

Di mana saya boleh mendapatkan teksi?

Places visited

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