The Beauty of Malaysia
The Beauty of MalaysiaMalaysia was called "Malaya" at first, after independent from the British Colonisation in 1957. It was only made up of Malay Peninsula and Singapore Island. After a few years, Sabah and Sarawak decided to join Malaya to form Malaysia in 1963. However, Singapore seceded in 1965. Now, Malaysia is independent for 53 years. This multi-racial and multi-cultural country consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,845 square kilometres (127,354 sq mi). The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. The population stands over 28 million made up of Malays, Chinese, Indians and numerous ethnic groups.
Malaysia gained its independent on August 31, 1957. Since independence Malaysia has had six Prime Ministers namely, Tunku Abdul Rahman the first Prime Minister and known as “Bapa Kemerdekaan” (Father of Independence), Tun Abdul Razak the second sitting Prime Minister, known as the Father of Development, Tun Hussein Onn was granted the soubriquet “Bapa Perpaduan” (Father of Unity) sited as the third Prime Minister ,Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia is the longest running leader in Asia serving for 22 years since 1981, the fifth Prime Minister was Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the current Prime Minister is Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak.
The national language is Bahasa Melayu, but English is widely spoken and understood, and taught as a second language. The people of Malaysia also converse in a range of Chinese and Indian dialects. Malaysia is rich in culture and a haven for food. It comes as no surprise that our country is well known for its variety of food. Diverse cuisine from gourmet to hawker food easily available at affordable prices. The unique and authentic cooking styles and flavours of Malay, Chinese, Indian and the other ethnic communities is a very fulfilling experience. Apart from local cuisine, Western, Japanese,...