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Transcript of Malaysia
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Malaysia was a major hub of the spice trade in South East Asia. As seafarers, merchant traders and immigrant workers from many nations descended on the country they brought new culinary traditions, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Indonesian, Arab, Dutch, Portuguese and British influences Malaysia’s culinary tradition reflects the waves of immigration, settlement and assimilation that brought uniquely delicious flavors from its multicultural Malay, Indian, Chinese and Eurasian population.
They are 4 main cuisines in Malaysia
Strategically situated at a trading junction; the result of alternating seasonal northeast and southwest monsoons, Malaysia was the ideal central location for early East-West trade. The country’s strategic sea-lane position brought trade and foreign influences, including Hindu and Buddhist cultures, which fundamentally influenced its early history with beliefs that are in evidence today in the Malay language, literature and various customs. The influence of these cultures reached their peak in the Sumatran-based Srivijaya civilization whose influence extended through Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo from the seventh to the 14Th centuries.
There are 5 main religions in Malaysia:
2. Chinese religions
Religions in Malaysia
Art and Culture
Traditionally on Banana leaf in eastern part of India.
In 2012, the economy of Malaysia was the third largest economy in South East Asia.
Malaysia imports crude oil, rubber, rice, computers and spare parts, phone handsets and spare parts, coffee, seafood, steel, vehicles, machinery and equipment. Malaysia exports many things like vegetables, fruits, clothes etc.
Examples of Malaysian art and culture:
Malaysia’s multi-ethnic and multicultural make up, in which people of different religions, countries of origin and race live in a peaceful and harmonious society has influenced its art and culture, in much the same way it has influenced its cuisine. Therefore, the eclectic culture of the country is reflected in most of Malaysia’s music, dance, art and crafts.
Art and Culture
1.Malaysian Indian cuisine
Malaysian indian cuisine includes-
North indian cuisine uses yogurt and ghee to not make it to spicy. chapati replaces rice. North India uses thali and katoris. South indian includes dried fish, pappadams, fresh chutneys made from herbs, coconut etc. South India uses banana leaves as their plates.
2.Malaysian Chinese cuisine
Popular dishes is Hainanese Chicken Rice. All foods are said to be either yin (cooling), such as vegetables, fruits and clear soup; or yang (with heat), such as starchy foods and meat. A meal should be a perfect balance of both yin and yang. According to Chinese cuisine.
Variety is the spice in Malay food. The traditional culinary style has been greatly influenced by the early traders from other countries, such as Indonesia, India, the Middle East, and China. Malay food is often described as spicy and flavorful as it utilizes a melting pot of spices and herbs.
An interesting amalgamation of Chinese and Malay dishes thought to have originated from the Peranakan (Straits Chinese) of Malaka over 400 years ago. Nyonyas prepare food that is generally sweeter, richer in coconut milk, and with the addition of more Malay spices such as coriander and cumin. the Penang Nyonyas drew inspiration from Thai cooking styles, including a preference for sour food, hot chillies, fragrant herbs and pungent belacan (a dried shrimp paste).
Nyonya food preparation required hours .So, Nyonya housewives of the past would spend the better part of their lives in the kitchen, but they were proud of their unique cuisine.
Geography of Malaysia
The geography of Malaysia deals with the physical and human geography of Malaysia, a country located in Southeast Asia. There are two distinct parts to this country being Peninsular Malaysia to the west and East Malaysia to the east. Peninsular Malaysia is located south of Thailand, north of Singapore and east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. East Malaysia is located on the island of Borneo and shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia.
ECONOMY OF MALAYSIA
10,000 US $ is the average income per year in Malaysia.
Malaysia's cities population
Population of Malaysia is 29,785,900 according to
the August 24, 2013 official population clock.
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