Malaysia

Malaysia is a federation that consists of thirteen states and three federal territories in Southeast Asia with a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,355 sq mi). The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. The population stands at over 27 million The country is separated into two regions — Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo — by the South China Sea Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines.The country is located near the equator and experiences a tropical climate.Malaysia's head of state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong[6] and the government is headed by a Prime Minister. The government is closely modeled after the Westminster parliamentary system.
Malaysia as a unified state did not exist until 1963. Previously, a set of colonies were established by the United Kingdom from the late-18th century, and the western half of modern Malaysia was composed of several separate kingdoms. This group of colonies was known as British Malaya until its dissolution in 1946, when it was reorganised as the Malayan Union. Due to widespread opposition, it was reorganised again as the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and later gained independence on 31 August 1957. Singapore, Sarawak, British North Borneo and the Federation of Malaya joined to form Malaysia on 16 September 1963. The early years of the new union were marred by an armed conflict with Indonesia and the expulsion of Singapore on 9 August 1965. The Southeast Asian nation experienced an economic boom and underwent rapid development during the late-20th century. Rapid growth during the 1980s and 1990s, averaging 8% from 1991 to 1997, has transformed Malaysia into a newly industrialised country.Because Malaysia is one of three countries that control the Strait of Malacca, international trade plays a large role in its economy. At one time, it was the largest producer of tin, rubber and palm oil in the world.Manufacturing has a large influence in the country's economy. Malaysia has a biodiverse range of flora and fauna, and is also considered one of the 18 megadiverse countries.
Malays form the majority of the population of Malaysia. There are sizable Chinese and Indian communities as well. The Malay language is the official language.Though the Islamic religion is government funded the country is secular according to the constitution set following independence.
Malaysia is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and participates in many international organisations such as the United Nations.As a former British colony, it is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.It is also a member of the Developing 8 Countries.

destinations in Malaysia


Cities
Kuala Lumpur - the de jure capital of Malaysia.
Petronas Twin Towers - World's tallest twin towers and third and fourth tallest singular towers, standing adjacent to one of the busiest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC.
Golden Triangle (Bukit Bintang and Imbi) - Kuala Lumpur's busiest commercial district containing five-star hotels, restaurants to high-end shopping malls.
George Town - the political capital of Penang. George Town is one of two cultural World Heritage Sites in Malaysia.
Gurney Drive - a popular seafront promenade, filled with condominiums and hotels. It is one of the busiest streets in Penang.
Ipoh - capital of Perak, famous for its Chinese food, tin mines and limestone mountains and caves.
Alor Star - capital of Kedah, the state of the Paddy fields.
Johor Bahru - capital of Johor, and gateway to Singapore.
Kangar - capital of Perlis, and gateway to Thailand.
Kota Kinabalu - capital of Sabah, and the largest city in East Malaysia.
Kota Bahru - capital of Kelantan.
Kuala Terengganu - capital of Terengganu, famous for the penyu (turtles) and beaches.
Kuantan - capital of Pahang, noted for its many beaches.
Kuching - capital of Sarawak, the Cat City of Malaysia.
Melaka - a historical city in Malaysia. This is the other cultural World Heritage Site in Malaysia.
Miri - the resort city of Sarawak is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Mulu caves and numerous magnificent tourism attractions.
Seremban - the capital of Negeri Sembilan, and the nearest cities to Port Dickson.
Putrajaya - the administrative centre of Malaysia, known for its lavish buildings, bridges and man-made lakes.
Petaling Jaya - a satellite city located in the state of Selangor, and is in the proximity of Kuala Lumpur. It has the most commercial complexes in Malaysia.
Beside the main cities, there other town and places in Malaysia offer some special tourist attraction. Such as in Taiping, Perak for their landscape and local attraction. Teluk Intan for their Leaning tower. Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands and Bukit Tinggi in Pahang for a cool climate. Muar in Johor is famous for its food. Miri is the official tourism-city and resort city of Sarawak and Sibu in Sarawak is famous for its landscape and parks.

Islands and Beaches
Malaysia has several tropical islands, some of which have been voted the most beautiful in the world. Some of the islands in Malaysia are:
Labuan
Langkawi
Pangkor
Penang Island, the western half of Penang, which is heavily industrialised
Redang Island
Tenggol Island
Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
Perhentian Islands
Kapas Island
Tenggol Island
Lang Tengah Island
Rantau Abang Beach
Mabul
Sipandan
National parks and nature reserves
Bako National Park, Sarawak - famed for its wildlife, especially bearded pigs and proboscis monkeys
Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak
Endau Rompin National Park, Johor
Gunung Gading National Park, Sarawak
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak
Kinabalu National Park, Sabah - home of 4100 metre peak Mount Kinabalu.
Kubah National Park, Sarawak
Taman Negara National Park - the self-proclaimed World's Oldest Rainforest, spanning Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu
11 Responses
  1. dhimas Says:

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  2. Peter Says:

    I had the good fortune to visit Malaysia last year. Stayed in Kuala Lumpur and was very impressed. It's great to get some good background info.
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  3. Joshua Says:

    Those beaches look lovely. I hope to visit there some day myself.


  4. Bob Says:

    Really looks nice. I hope I can visit there anytime soon. I got most attracted to the beach picture! :D


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  8. Rose Ann Says:

    thanks for your message in blogcatalog. the beaches are spectacular, same as philippines beaches. and the famous petronas tower wow!, someday (hope so) i will visit is to see up close.
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  9. LazyKing Says:

    THis looks AMAZING
    Plus, one of my friends is in Malaysia, he always tells me how great it is


  10. Deddy Irawan Says:

    Nice place, i will go there someday.


  11. Stephen Says:

    I am a malaysian! :D


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