Malaysia is a very unique place on earth. For over 100 years, this continental shelf country is a bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Its location in the equatorial zone made it well blessed with plentiful rainfall and brilliant sunshine. With good soil, and a nurturing environment, Malaysia has the perfect environment for a wide variety of biodiversity and edible fruits and vegetables.
The multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It’s no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, lucky Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.
Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture.Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 Federal Territories, separated by the South China Sea with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and 1 federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia.
One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs.Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
For the perfect holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.
* Further information on the country can also be obtained from the Malaysian government’s official portal, www.malaysia.gov.my.