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What's About Malaysia

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The history of Malaysia

Malaysia is a country located in Southeast Asia that has declared its independence from the British colony on 31st August 1957. The country consists of 13 states and 3 Federal Territories and the capital city is Kuala Lumpur.

There are 3 major ethnic groups (Malay, Chinese and Indian) among the 31 million population, speaking Bahasa Malaysia which is the national language, Chinese Mandarin and Indian Tamil. English was also widely spoken especially in the urban area. Therefore, there will be no language barrier for international traders that came to Malaysia for their business activities.


Religious

The main religion in the country was Islam due to majority of the Malay ethnics were adherent to the religion. Although other major ethnic groups are worshipping different religions such as Buddhism and Christianity, the Malaysian has long carried the same amount of respect to one and other for generations. That has become a good example to the world where a harmonious society among different races and religions is always possible.

The Economy

Malaysia's economy was one of the most competitive in the region of Asia. It has state-of-the-art and maturely developed infrastructures in all areas such as sea ports, air ports, electricity, transportations, telecommunications and many more. Besides, rich in natural resources such as crude oil, timber, palm oil and rubber has flower the growth of its national economy over half a century and it will continue for many years to come.

The country has a vision to become an industrialized country in the year 2020, similar to that of what has been achieved by Japan and South Korea a few decades ago.


The Geography

The country has been geographically divided into two parts by the South China Sea, where they are commonly known as Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and the East Malaysia.

The peninsular was the most developed in Malaysia with major economy hubs located near the west coast in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Pulau Pinang. Johor was the state where its economy is rising fast thanks to the strategic location next to the ASEAN's most developed country, Singapore, as both sides of the borders have heavy trading and development activities.