In collaboration with
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE)
Malaysia & City
The Place Is Malaysia. Truly Asia
Be drawn to a nation so peaceful and safe. A country made up of the Malays, Chinese and Indian. A potpourri enriched with the indigenous traditions of Ibans, Kadazan, Dusuns and other ethnic communities of East Malaysia. With a diversity of races and religions, cultures and traditions, Malaysia is indeed the perfect setting for colourful celebrations and joyous festivals. Malaysia is also an excellent destination for romantic getaways, especially for honeymooners seeking an idyllic tropical retreat with modern amenities.
Basically an insular country, it has a seemingly unending coastline and pristine beaches. There are also numerous scenic islands in Malaysia's territorial waters. From the large and developed island of Penang to small rock outcrops jutting out from the sea, the country, with its rich marine flora and fauna, has earned a reputation of being a diver's paradise. For land-based adventurers, there are cascading waterfalls and cool evergreen forest and mountains with fascinating panoramic views.
Malaysia is a multicultural society, with Malays, Chinese and Indians living side by side. The Malays are the largest community, numbering 60% of the population, follows Muslim religion, speak Malay (Bahasa Melayu) and are largely responsible for the political fortunes of the country. The Chinese comprise of about a quarter of the population, are mostly Buddhists, Taoists or Christian, and speak the Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka and Teochew dialects, and have been historically dominant in the business community. The Indians account for about 10% of the population, are mainly Hindu Tamils from southern India, speaking Tamil, Malayalam, and some Hindi, and live mainly in the larger towns on the west coast of the peninsula. There is also a sizeable Sikh community. Eurasians, Kampucheans, Vietnamese, and indigenous tribes make up the remaining population. Malay is the official language of the country but English is widely spoken.
For further information about Malaysia, please visit Malaysia offcial tourism website.