Malaysia is a land of greenery with mountain covered in
rainforest, huge plantations of rubber and oil palms and sandy beaches. Different orchids
bloom in this tropical forest, which are home to many wild animals and plants. Wildlife
such as tigers, elephants, orang utan and rhinoceroses are protected
in all national parks. Traditional Malay live in farm villages strung out along along the
roads between paddy-fields and pineapple fields. Presently, most of them are in government
services. The Chinese stays and works mainly in urban areas. The Indians engaged in
trading. The natives of Malaysia are advancing with the development of Malaysia.
The official religion is Islam and Malay is the
official language of Malaysia. Although this is an Islamic country, but other religions
such as Buddhist, Christian, Hinduism are permitted to be practiced freely in Malaysia.
Agriculture is mainly found in the states of
Sarawak, Sabah, Johor. Fishing is found in the coastal areas, which includes the states of
Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan. Petroleum Industry is chiefly found in Sarawak, Sabah and
Terengganu. Tin mining industry is mostly found in Selangor and Perak. The rice bowl of
Malaysia is found in Kedah (Jelapang Padi) and Perlis. Kuala Lumpur is the
administrative centre and a federal capital for Malaysia.
Malaysia is a melting port for the Eastern
and Western cultures. The Arabs, Portuguese and Dutch had occupied certain parts of
Malaysia before the British seizes control in the early 1800s. After the Japanese
occupations, during World War II, Communist guerrillas launched a terrorist campaign
against the British. Malaysia achieved independence on August 31, 1957 as the Federation
of Malaya and subsequently, with the entry of Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia was formed.
Malaysia has a parliamentary democracy
system of government. It is a multiracial and multicultural country. Since independence
Malaysia has achieved great economic success with rubber, tin and petroleum. Malaysia is now the
centre of business and Information Technology industry. Yet with the growing world of
science, Malaysia has still managed to remain most of the traditional architecture from
many religions. This builds a nation that consist of modern architecture with traditional
style. Today, Malaysia stand tall among other modern countries in the world.
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