An Introduction to Malaysia

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Destination Malaysia, A Virtual Guide To The Country In Southeast Asia That Was Formerly Known As "Malaya". Malaysia Consists Of Two Geographical Regions Divided By The South China Sea: The Peninsular Malaysia (Or West Malaysia) On The Malay Peninsula 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. Malaysia Covers A Total Area Of 329,847 Km², Making It Slightly Larger Than Norway, Or Slightly Larger Than The U.S. State Of New Mexico. Highest Mountain Is Mount Kinabalu With 4,095 M On The Island Of Borneo. Mt. Kinabalu And The Surrounding Kinabalu Park Are A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Malaysia Has A Population Of 31.6 Million People (In 2016). Largest City And The National Capital Is Kuala Lumpur. Spoken Languages Are Malay (Official), English, Tamil, And Chinese (Cantonese).

The name "Malaysia" is a combination of the word "Malay" and the Latin-Greek suffix "-sia"/-σία. The word "melayu" in Malay may derive from the Tamil words "malai" and "ur" meaning "mountain" and "city, land", respectively. "Malayadvipa" was the word used by ancient Indian traders when referring to the Malay Peninsula. Whether or not it originated from these roots, the word "melayu" or "mlayu" may have been used in early Malay/Javanese to mean to steadily accelerate or run. This term was applied to describe the strong current of the river Melayu in Sumatra. The name was later adopted by the Melayu Kingdom that existed in the seventh century on Sumatra. Before the onset of European colonisation, the Malay Peninsula was known natively as "Tanah Melayu" ("Malay Land"). Under a racial classification created by a German scholar Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, the natives of maritime Southeast Asia were grouped into a single category, the Malay race. Following the expedition of French navigator Jules Dumont d'Urville to Oceania in 1826, he later proposed the terms of "Malaysia", "Micronesia" and "Melanesia" to the Société de Géographie in 1831, distinguishing these Pacific cultures and island groups from the existing term "Polynesia". Dumont d'Urville described Malaysia as "an area commonly known as the East Indies".[38] In 1850, the English ethnologist George Samuel Windsor Earl, writing in the Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia, proposed naming the islands of Southeast Asia as "Melayunesia" or "Indunesia", favouring the former. In modern terminology, "Malay" remains the name of an ethnoreligious group of Austronesian people predominantly inhabiting the Malay Peninsula and portions of the adjacent islands of Southeast Asia, including the east coast of Sumatra, the coast of Borneo, and smaller islands that lie between these areas. The state that gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1957 took the name the "Federation of Malaya", chosen in preference to other potential names such as "Langkasuka", after the historic kingdom located at the upper section of the Malay Peninsula in the first millennium CE. The name "Malaysia" was adopted in 1963 when the existing states of the Federation of Malaya, plus Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak formed a new federation.[43] One theory posits the name was chosen so that "si" represented the inclusion of Singapore, North Borneo, and Sarawak to Malaya in 1963. Politicians in the Philippines contemplated renaming their state "Malaysia" before the modern country took the name.

Religion:

Main article: Religion in Malaysia

The percentage distribution of Malaysian population by religion based on 2010 census

The constitution grants freedom of religion and makes Malaysia an officially secular state, while establishing Islam as the "religion of the Federation". According to the Population and Housing Census 2010 figures, ethnicity and religious beliefs correlate highly. Approximately 61.3% of the population practice Islam, 19.8% practice Buddhism, 9.2% Christianity, 6.3% Hinduism and 1.3% practice Confucianism, Taoism and other traditional Chinese religions. 0.7% declared no religion and the remaining 1.4% practised other religions or did not provide any information.[8] Sunni Islam of Shafi'i school of jurisprudence is the dominant branch of Islam in Malaysia, while 18% are nondenominational Muslims. The Malaysian constitution strictly defines what makes a "Malay", considering Malays those who are Muslim, speak Malay regularly, practise Malay customs, and lived in or have ancestors from Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. Statistics from the 2010 Census indicate that 83.6% of the Chinese population identify as Buddhist, with significant numbers of adherents following Taoism (3.4%) and Christianity (11.1%), along with small Hui-Muslim populations in areas like Penang. The majority of the Indian population follow Hinduism (86.2%), with a significant minority identifying as Christians (6.0%) or Muslims (4.1%). Christianity is the predominant religion of the non-Malay bumiputer a community (46.5%) with an additional 40.4% identifying as Muslims.

Package Itinerary

WONDERFUL MALAYSIA - ITINERARY FOR 03 NIGHTS 04 DAYS

Day 1 : Arrive In Kuala Lumpur + Full Day Genting Highland Tour

Arrive in Kuala Lumpur & Drive to Genting Highlands Full-Day Tour. Escape the heat of Kuala Lumpur and discover Genting Highlands. Located 6,000 feet above sea level, Genting Highlands houses Malaysia's only casino resort and colossal theme parks. Take a cable car ride to the top of the highlands and admire the surrounding view of the hills.

Day2 : Half Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour

King Palace (Photo Stop), National History Museum (Visit Stop), National Monument (Visit Stop), House of Parliament (Drive Pass), Lake Garden (Drive Pass), National Mosque (Photo Stop), Old Railway Station (Photo Stop), Independence Square (Photo Stop), (Moorish Building, Cricket Club, Cricket fields and St. Mary Anglican Church)

Day 3 : Full Day Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Full Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur. Discover and experience six equally superb theme lands at the award-winning Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia's biggest theme park! Enjoy a spectacular time on roller coasters and water rides!

Day 4 : Departure Kuala Lumpur Airport

After breakfast head out to spend time shopping for souvenirs. Later, check out of your hotel and transfer to the Kuala Lumpur Airport. Return home after your memorable trip.

WONDERFUL MALAYSIA - ITINERARY FOR 02 NIGHTS 03 DAYS

Day 1 : Arrive In Kuala Lumpur + Full Day Genting Highland Tour

Arrive in Kuala Lumpur & Drive to Genting Highlands Full-Day Tour. Escape the heat of Kuala Lumpur and discover Genting Highlands. Located 6,000 feet above sea level, Genting Highlands houses Malaysia's only casino resort and colossal theme parks. Take a cable car ride to the top of the highlands and admire the surrounding view of the hills.

Day2 : Half Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour

King Palace (Photo Stop), National History Museum (Visit Stop), National Monument (Visit Stop), House of Parliament (Drive Pass), Lake Garden (Drive Pass), National Mosque (Photo Stop), Old Railway Station (Photo Stop), Independence Square (Photo Stop), (Moorish Building, Cricket Club, Cricket fields and St. Mary Anglican Church)

Day 3 : Departure Kuala Lumpur Airport

After breakfast head out to spend time shopping for souvenirs. Later, check out of your hotel and transfer to the Kuala Lumpur Airport. Return home after your memorable trip.

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