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The Magnificent Culture of Malaysia
Transcript of The Magnificent Culture of Malaysia
Jimmy Choo, a well-known fashion designer, resigns in Malaysia. As well as Nicol David, she professionally plays squash, and is currently ranked #1 in the world. Tony Fernandes, another Malaysian, founded Malaysia's first low-cost airline.
Malaysians enjoy participating in many sports. This consists of: badminton, bowling, field hockey, tennis, squash, golf, horse riding, sailing, martial arts, and skate boarding. Out of all these sports, Malaysia is most successful in football (soccer). They took the gold in the 2009 and 2011 Southeast Asian Games.
The 14 altering red and white stripes on the Malaysian flags stands for the 14 states of Malaysia. The blue square in the upper left hand corner stands for the harmony of people. The crescent moon represents Islam, the national religion, and yellow is the color of royalty.
Malaysia celebrates most of the same holidays that the U.S does. Such as: New Year's, Valentine's Day, Good Friday, Easter, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. On Valentine's Day they also celebrate Maha Shivarati. It is a Hindu holiday celebrated by Malaysians.
Malaysia has a pancake-style snack in an omelet form that is as big as a large sized pizza pan. Another food served by Malaysians is Nasi lemak. Also known as Malaysia's unofficial national dish. It is rice cooked in coconut milk with a variety of sides depending on where you're at in Malaysia. Some served with the rice is hard-boiled egg, peanuts, vegetables, lamb/chicken or beef curry, seafood and sombal (chili-based sauce)
In Malaysia, all Malaysians are Muslim by law. However Islam is the official religion of Malaysia. While these are popular religions, other religions are followed as well. Such as: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, and Chinese-folk religionist.
Over 700 private higher educational institutions and Universities are located in Malaysia. The U.S and British have setup many campuses in Malaysia. They are for Malaysian and international students to study at a lower cost.
The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, which has a population of 1.589 million people. George town is the capital of Malaysian of Penang. This city is known for its British colonial buildings.
Malaysia has a population of 31.9 million people as of 2016. Which has risen from 28.64 million in the past 5 years. There are more men than female in Malaysia.
Drug laws in Malaysia are extremely strict. Use or possession of drugs result in whipping, imprisonment, and if you are found selling drugs, capital punishment. Also, in Malaysia it is against the law to spit in public places or near to a public road.
Trends and Fashions
In Malaysia, the kimono is still a popular outer wear. Dramatic ruffles and flares s also popular in Malaysia. Louis Vuitton is also you might find Malaysians wearing.
Travels and Famous Places
Malaysians travel by taxi, train, bus, plane, and foot much like the United States. Traveling in Malaysia is an easy task because there are low-cost buses, and an extensive ferry system. The Petronas Towers is a very popular place to visit in Malaysia.
Malaysia has one of the most developed and active art scenes in the region. Malaysia's arts and crafts have descended from many generations. Their contemporary art became known after the 1950s.
The Paramount Ruler of Malaysia is commonly referred to as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. That is the head of the state. Instead of a four year term, they have five.
There are two official languages in Malaysia. Malay is an official as well as the national language of Malaysia. The other official language is English. Even though they have these two official languages, 137 languages are used in different parts of Malaysia.
The currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit. The currency rate of 1 U.S. dollar to a Malaysian Ringgit is $3.91. So when Americans travel to Malaysia they will save $2.91 for every U.S. dollar they spend.
By: Sydnee Allen