Malaysia Day

Malaysia Day

Today is the 16th of September and it is Malaysia Day. Malaysia Day is celebrated on 16 September every year. We previously wrote a bit about Malaysia in our previous post. While Malaysia achieved its independence on 31 August 1957, the Malaysian federation was formed on 16 September 1963.

 

Malaysia was originally known as Federation of Malaya when it gained its independence in 1957. In 1963, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo joined with Malaya to form the Federation of Malaysia. A declaration was signed on 16 September 1963 and the name, Malaysia, was born. Singapore left the Federation of Malaysia in 1965. North Borneo is now known as Sabah.

 

Malaysia is accessible by air, land and sea. This country has transportation system of flight, bus, train and ship. The ports are not available in every state but it is found in Penang, Port Klang in Selangor, Kuantan in Pahang, Kuching in Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.

 

In 2010, Malaysia Day was officially declared a public holiday in Malaysia. There are celebrations held in Malaysia on this day and some events taking place as well. If you have the chance, do visit this beautiful country.

 

Happy birthday, Malaysia.

 

Malaysia’s National Day. Merdeka !

Malaysia’s National Day. Merdeka !

Malaysia has just celebrated its National Day yesterday (31 August 2016). In Malaysia, it is called “Hari Merdeka”, which means “Independence Day” and it is celebrated on the 31st of August every year. The country’s independence was achieved on 31 August 1957.

 

Malaysia consists of thirteen states namely Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Labuan, Federal Territory of Putrajaya, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca (known as “Melaka” in Malay language), Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang (known as “Pulau Pinang” in Malay language), Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor and Terengganu. The capital city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur.

 

The weather in Malaysia is of tropical rainforest and equatorial climate. It is generally sunny all year round with rain every now and then. Malaysia is a beautiful country with a lot of beaches and greeneries that make great tourist attractions. Yet it has cities with modern developments such as shopping complexes with international brands shops and of course, there is our famous Petronas Twin Towers which held the world record for tallest building from year 1998 to 2004.

 

Malaysia is a multi-cultural country with citizens of many different races from the Indigenous People (known as “Orang Asli” in Malay language), Malay, Chinese, Indian, Punjabi, Eurasian and even Westerners who became citizens of Malaysia. There are places of worships for different religions in each state of the country. The citizens’ nationality is Malaysian and some of them prefer to regard their race as Malaysian. All the races live harmoniously together. After all, Malaysia’s motto is “Unity Is Strength” which is translated to Malay language as “Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu”.

 

As Malaysia consists of so many different races, the food served by these different races has made it possible for a wide variety of food to choose from. Our local delicacies are delicious and we have options of halal as well as non-halal food. 

 

Malaysia is rich in natural resources and the economy is driven by the exporting of natural and agricultural resources, tourism, manufacturing and commerce. There are many events and festivals taking place in Malaysia each year, with some worldwide events. Visit Malaysia and may you be welcomed by the diversed cultural natives as well as the blend of modern and traditional experiences.
George Town World Heritage Day in Penang

George Town World Heritage Day in Penang

Penang. When one mentions Penang, what comes to mind is the wide variety of delicious food and the sandy beaches. On 7 July 2008, Penang was listed as one of the World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).   Before you read on further,…

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