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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about Malaysia

Updated on October 5, 2011

1. Malaysia claimed independence in 1956

2. Malaysia was first conceived in a local contest and designed in 1963 Mohamed Hamzah

3. Malaysia people only like to have their tea and coffee with a very sweet amount of sugar

4. As like japan it is customary to remove your shoes when entering a Malaysia persons home as a sign of respect

5. There is a very large mall call times square mall in Malaysia that has everything you could ever want in a mall and is considered to be one of the largest in the world complete with rollercoaster

6. Malaysia has a total of 13 separate states and 9 federal territories

7. Malaysia has over 200 separate islands

8. The main religion in Malaysia is Buddhism followed by catholic

9. There is a great cave in Borneo where the oldest Asian skeleton remains of a human were found to be over 40000 years

10. Malaysia contains a cave that is 100km and is considered the longest in south east Asia

11. Malaysia has the largest flower in the world called the Rafflesia

12. TUN is the most senior title available in Malaysia no more than 25 can be alive with the same title at once

13. The Petronas Twin Towers in the capitol are the largest twin towers in the world.

14. Kula Lumpur is the capitol of Malaysia

15. The third longest bridge in Asia is in Malaysia the Penang Bridge

16. Singapore declared it independence from Malaysia in 1963

17. Malaysia national motto is unity and strength “Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu”

18. The main Currency of Malaysia is Ringgit Malaysia or RM

19. The largest cave on earth is recorded in Malaysia

20. Malaysian people usually consider themselves Chinese when asked in the country.


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    Rudy Herdyantio 6 years ago from Indonesia

    my country is close to Malaysia but I have not been there. maybe if there is a chance I will visit it, thanks for sharing knowledge about Malaysia.

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    Kadmiels 6 years ago from Florida

    @ thranax thanks!

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    Andrew 6 years ago from Rep Boston MA

    Those are interesting! If I ever visit ill make sure to take off my shoes and add sugar to the tea!