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Things About Malaysia That You May Not Know

Updated on July 13, 2017

Flag of Malaysia

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy that covers 127,720 square miles of landmass.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy that covers 127,720 square miles of landmass. | Source

Perak Man

The oldest skeletal remains ever found in Malaysia were dubbed "Perak Man".
The oldest skeletal remains ever found in Malaysia were dubbed "Perak Man". | Source

The Oldest Human Skeleton Found in Malaysia is 11,000 Years Old

Perak Man was found in 1991 in Malaysia. It is the oldest complete skeleton ever located in Malaysia at around 11,000 years old. Carbon dating and other research has verified the authenticity of these remains. This discovery is considered a very big deal in learning about the earth's past history. This discovery will lead to more excavating in the future in hopes of finding new artifacts from the past.

Map of Malaysia

Pomelo Citrus Fruit

The pomelo is a natural citrus fruit. To me, it resembles an extra jumbo grapefruit visually.
The pomelo is a natural citrus fruit. To me, it resembles an extra jumbo grapefruit visually. | Source

Malaysia is Home to the Largest Citrus Fruit on Earth

A pomelo fruit is the biggest citrus fruit on the planet and it resembles a gigantic grapefruit. It weighs as much as 3-4 pounds each with a diameter of 6-10 inches. The pomelo is sweet and the rind is used for making things such as marmalade or it is also eaten dipped in sugar. The pomelo at look like a big brother of the grapefruit but the similarities end there.

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Taman Negara

The bridge at Taman Negara rainforest is a long and very high walk but it is very safe.
The bridge at Taman Negara rainforest is a long and very high walk but it is very safe. | Source

Taman Negara in Malaysia is the Oldest Rainforest in the World

The oldest rainforest in the world is the Taman Negara in Malaysia. It was established officially in 1938 and it has a canopy walkway, caves, roped wooden brige and amazing forest. The true definition of experiencing the sights and sounds would be to visit these rainforests, in the safety of a trained tour guide no doubt. The bridge looks intimidating but I would definitely trek across it for the journey.

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Rubber Gloves

Malaysia has several rubber plants with rubber gloves being their best seller.
Malaysia has several rubber plants with rubber gloves being their best seller. | Source

Malaysia is the Biggest Supplier of Rubber Gloves in the World

Malaysia is the largest supplier of rubber gloves in the world and the third largest producer of natural rubber on earth. A bunch of rubber producing plants keep income pouring into the economy. Almost half of the entire rubber production on the planet occurs in Malaysia. Rubber plantations started in the country in 1877 and it has only grew since that time. Another big seller relating to exporting rubber is tires for automobiles being produced worldwide.

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Orangutan and Baby

Orangutans spend the majority of their time in trees and they have a lifespan of over 30 years.
Orangutans spend the majority of their time in trees and they have a lifespan of over 30 years. | Source

The Orangutan Can Only Be Found in Malaysia

Orangutans are in Malaysia and can only be located on two islands. The Bornean and Sumatran islands are the homes to these apes that live most of their life on tree branches high in the air. Considered the most intelligent primate, the orangutan uses wood and other items to make and use as tools for themselves. These very intelligent apes can live in the wild or adapt to a change in their environment and general surroundings. My favorite part of the zoo is gorillas and orangutans for sure.

Mr. Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo has some of the nicest and most expensive shoes in the industry.
Jimmy Choo has some of the nicest and most expensive shoes in the industry. | Source

Shoe Designer Jimmy Choo is From Malaysia

Jimmy Choo is a famous shoe designer known worldwide for style, quality and an extremely high price tag. Jimmy Choo, born in Malaysia, resides in the U.K. and he has received many awards including an honorary doctorate. Other than handmade shoes, Choo also has designer handbags and other accessories for ladies with the cash flow. I am from Alabama but when I vacationed in Orlando I went into a Jimmy Choo store and the merchandise did not have prices which was astonishing to me.

Sarawak Chamber

The Sarawak Chamber is on the island of Borneo, in Good Luck Cave located in Malaysia.
The Sarawak Chamber is on the island of Borneo, in Good Luck Cave located in Malaysia. | Source

Malaysia Has the Largest Cave Chamber on the Planet

The Sarawak Chamber is the largest cave chamber in the world. It is part of the Good Luck Cave in the Borneo Islands in Malaysia. Sarawak Chamber is formed in Melinau Limestone and the rock structure helps to hold in in place. Mountaineers and cave lovers alike will have a fit over this special dwelling. It is not just the size but it is truly one of a kind in other ways as well.

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Tualang

The Tualang, in Malaysia, is the largest tropical tree on the planet.
The Tualang, in Malaysia, is the largest tropical tree on the planet. | Source

Indonesia Has the World's Largest Tropical Tree

The Tualang grows as tall as 289 feet and the base diameter is around 10 feet. By any standards this is one humongous tropical tree. The roots are not very deep and the y are large and they spread under and above the soil. The size of it allows people to view it from afar and the unique look captivates the eye.

If you have ever lived in or visited Malaysia I would love to hear from you. As a matter of fact, if you have any thoughts or comments on this article or Malaysia leave them in the box at the bottom of this page.

Alocasia Macrorrhiza

The biggest undivided leaf known to man can be found only in Malaysia and it is named Alocasia Macrorrhiza.
The biggest undivided leaf known to man can be found only in Malaysia and it is named Alocasia Macrorrhiza. | Source

Malaysia Has the Largest Undivided Leaf on Earth

Alocasia Macrorrhizos is the largest undivided leaf on earth and it is found in Malaysian rainforests. It can be found in a few other countries as well including Australia among others. Conditions are ripe for leafs to be outrageously large in Malaysia to be honest. When I see a picture of the Alocasia Macrorrhizos I think of two men waving leaves like that for a Queen who likes to feel the fan.

Intel Pentium

Intel Pentium is produced in Malaysia is very large quantities and then sold all over the world.
Intel Pentium is produced in Malaysia is very large quantities and then sold all over the world. | Source

Malaysia Produces 2 Famous Brands

Brooks Brother's shirts and Intel Pentium processor chips are made in Malaysia by Malaysians. Designer shirts by Brooks Brothers are manufactured in a factory in Malaysia. Pentium Processor has a plant with hundreds of workers on the assembly line doing their job of producing these chips in mass numbers. Two items that are exported to tons of countries especially the Intel Pentium are made wit speed and precision because they contribute tons of greenbacks for the countries economy.

A Beautiful Malaysian View

As an American I admit Asia is very far from home but man the view is beautiful near the beaches.
As an American I admit Asia is very far from home but man the view is beautiful near the beaches. | Source

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    • Angel Guzman profile image

      Angel Guzman 2 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Great article. The cave and beaches look so awesome!

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 2 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Oh, you did an awesome hub of my country, Malaysia. I am so ashamed that I don't even know some of those interesting facts that you had mentioned ! Thanks very much