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Why is Malaysia a favoured tourist destination?

Malaysia is on the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Most of Malaysia is covered by forest, with a mountain range running the length of the peninsula. The ancestors of the people that now inhabit the Malaysian peninsula first migrated to the area between 2500 and 1500 BC British and Dutch interest in the region grew in the 1800's, with the British East India Company's establishment of a trading settlement on the island of Singapore. Trade soared, and Malaysia became a British protectorate in the 1880's. At about the same time, rubber trees were introduced from Brazil. With the mass production of automobiles, rubber became a valuable export. The independent state of Malaysia came into existence in 1963. Today, Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and three federal territories. It is one of the region's key tourist destinations, with its breathtaking beaches.

Facts about Malaysia

Administrative divisions: 13 states (negeri-negeri , singular - negeri) Johor , Kedah , Kelantan , Melaka , Negeri Sembilan , Pahang , Perak , Perlis , Pulau Pinang , Sabah , Sarawak , Selangor , and Terengganu; and one federal territory (wilayah persekutuan) with three components , city of Kuala Lumpur , Labuan , and Putrajaya
Area: total: 329 ,750 sq km land: 328 ,550 sq km water: 1 ,200 sq km
Background: During the late 18th and 19th centuries , Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948 , the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Federation of Malaya , which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's history were marred by a Communist insurgency , Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia , Philippine claims to Sabah , and Singapore's secession from the Federation in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003) , Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to expansion in manufacturing , services , and tourism.
Flag description: 14 equal horizontal stripes of red (top) alternating with white (bottom); there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a yellow crescent and a yellow 14-pointed star; the crescent and the star are traditional symbols of Islam; the design was based on the flag of the US
Capital: name: Kuala Lumpur geographic coordinates: 3 10 N , 101 42 E time difference: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) note: Putrajaya is referred to as administrative center not capital; Parliament meets in Kuala Lumpur
Climate: tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons
Currency code: ringgit (MYR)
Ethnic groups: Malay 50.4% , Chinese 23.7% , indigenous 11% , Indian 7.1% , others 7.8% (2004 est.)
Geographic coordinates: 2 30 N , 112 30 E
Geography note: strategic location along Strait of Malacca and southern South China Sea
Government type: constitutional monarchy note: nominally headed by paramount ruler and a bicameral Parliament consisting of a nonelected upper house and an elected lower house; all Peninsular Malaysian states have hereditary rulers except Melaka and Pulau Pinang (Penang); those two states along with Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia have governors appointed by government; powers of state governments are limited by federal constitution; under terms of federation , Sabah and Sarawak retain certain constitutional prerogatives (e.g. , right to maintain their own immigration controls); Sabah holds 25 seats in House of Representatives; Sarawak has 31 seats
Imports partners: Japan 13% , China 12.9% , Singapore 11.5% , US 10.8% , Taiwan 5.7% , Thailand 5.3% , South Korea 4.9% , Germany 4.6% , Indonesia 4.2% (2007)
Internet country code: .my
Land boundaries: 4 ,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2 ,068 km , East Malaysia 2 ,607 km)
Neighbouring countries: total: 2 ,669 km border countries: Brunei 381 km , Indonesia 1 ,782 km , Thailand 506 km
Languages: Bahasa Malaysia (official) , English , Chinese (Cantonese , Mandarin , Hokkien , Hakka , Hainan , Foochow) , Tamil , Telugu , Malayalam , Panjabi , Thai note: in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan
Location: Southeastern Asia , peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo , bordering Indonesia , Brunei , and the South China Sea , south of Vietnam
Map references: Southeast Asia
National holiday: Independence Day/Malaysia Day , 31 August (1957)
Nationality: noun: Malaysian(s) adjective: Malaysian
Natural hazards: flooding , landslides , forest fires
Population: 25 ,274 ,132 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Muslim 60.4% , Buddhist 19.2% , Christian 9.1% , Hindu 6.3% , Confucianism , Taoism , other traditional Chinese religions 2.6% , other or unknown 1.5% , none 0.8% (2000 census)
Terrain: coastal plains rising to hills and mountains
Unemployment rate: 3.2% (2007 est.)

Capital of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur (click to view Kuala Lumpur map)

Places in Malaysia

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Malaysia. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Kuala Lumpur (53 google map locations)
Labuan (42 google map locations)
State of Johor (703 google map locations)
State of Kedah (1315 google map locations)
State of Kelantan (1441 google map locations)
State of Malacca (374 google map locations)
State of Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus (651 google map locations)
State of Pahang Darul Makmur (1015 google map locations)
State of Perak Darul Ridzuan (1067 google map locations)
State of Perlis Indera Kayangan (203 google map locations)
State of Pulau Pinang (410 google map locations)
State of Sabah (1807 google map locations)
State of Sarawak (2547 google map locations)
State of Selangor Darul Ehsan (485 google map locations)
State of Terengganu Darul Iman (961 google map locations)
Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya city map

Random cities in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.


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