Malaysia

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Malaysia

Malaysia is a beautiful country. It has lots of nice beaches. This country is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. It has 13 beautiful states, and a landmass of 329,847 square kilometers. In 2010, the population was 28.33 million, with 22.6 million living on the peninsula. Most people are Islam, and most people belong to the Malay Ethnic group. Our country's capital is Kuala Lumpur. It is also the largest city in Malaysia. The Petronas Towers are one of the tallest buildings in the world and soar above the city. Read more for more information.
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Malaysia:"Where diamonds come true"

Geography and climate

Malaysia is the 67th largest country, and has a landmass of 329,847 square kilometers. It has land that borders Indonesia, Brunei, and linked to Singapore by a narrow Causeway. The two parts of Malaysia are separated from the South China Sea. The temperature is moderated by the presence of the surrounding oceans. The average rainfall every year is about 250 centimeters.


People and culture

Malaysia is multi-cultural and a multi- ethnic country. Most people practice Islam, and most people belong to the Malay ethnic group. Most people in Malaysia speak Malaysian. The most widespread holiday is Hari Merdeka. It is known as independence day in Malaysia. The celebration occurs in August, 31. Popular sports are badminton, hockey, bowling, football, and squash. Malay music has been originated from the Kelantan-Pattani religion. They use mostly percussion instruments, and the most important instrument is the Gendang drum.


the original culture the area stemmed from indigenous tribes that inhabited it. Substantial influences exist with Chinese and Indian culture. Other cultural influences include the Persian, British, and Arabic cultures. Some culture and disputes exist between Malaysia and the country's neighbors. Indonesia and Malaysia have similar culture heritage, sharing lots of traditions.


Malaysia's food reflects the multi-ethnic makeup of its population many cultures from within the country and from surrounding regions have influenced the cuisine. Much of the influence comes from the Malay, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Thai cultures.



Government and citizenship

Malaysia is a constitutional elective monarchy. The head if state is the Yang di-Pertuan Anong, commonly referred to as the king. The King is elected a five year term. Executive power is vested in the Cabinet, led by the prime minister. The prime minister must be a member of the house of representatives.


There is no slavery. You have protection against retrospective criminal laws and repeated trials. You have freedom of speech, association, and assembly. As a Malaysian citizen, you can't be excluded from the country. The prime minister is the head of the government


There is equal rights for all people. You have to be 18 to vote. Education is free in Malaysia.

Economy

In 2007, Malaysia had the 3rd biggest economy in southeast Asia, and the 28th largest economy in the world. Malaysia is a relatively open state-oriented and newly industrialized market economy. When they trade by boat, they use the strait of Malacca shipping route to deliver products to other countries.


Malaysia is a exporter of natural and agricultural resources, The most valuable resource is petroleum. At one time, it was the largest exporter of tin. It was also the leading exporter of rubber and palm oil. Malaysia is still the leading exporter of palm oil. Malaysia also produces lots of minerals.