Malaysia Country Intro

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia, and a country I call home. Our land consists of the Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo which are divided by the South China Sea. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city.

Malaysia is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, with a population of ~28 million which consists of primarily Malays, Chinese, Indians and indigenous peoples etc. Islam is the state religion but non-Muslims are free to practise their own religions and cultures.

Malaysia has a relatively short history. Many Malaysian food and traditional cultures were adapted from more prominent civilisations in the past, e.g. Indonesia, Thailand, India, China and Middle East etc. (and to lesser extend from Europe too).

Malaysian tourism is pretty well established. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, famous for its nature, beaches, food, and cultural diversity.

Malaysian showbiz is highly influenced by foreign pop culture, especially so in the past two decades. We have a global star in Michelle Yeoh and a few others who are known regionally, but most of our pop acts are catered to domestic audiences.