Friday, December 30, 2011

learn something about Malaysia


Fast fact about Malaysia:

Malaysia was created in 1963 through the merging of malaya (independent in 1957) and the former British Singapore, both of which formed west malaysia, and sabah and sarawak in north Brorneo, which composed east malaysia. the first three years of Independence were marred by hostilities with Indonesia. Singapore separated from the union in 1965.

Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other ethnic groups have lived together in Malaysia for generations. all these cultures have influenced each other, creating a malaysian culture. Today, the Malays, malaysia's largest ethnic group, make up more than 50% of the population. in malaysia, the term Malay refers to a person who pratices Islam and malay traditions, speaks the malay language and whose ancestors are malays.

the second largest ethnic group, the malaysian chinese form about 25% of the population. mostly descendants of chinese immigrants during the 19th century, the chinese are known for their diligence and keen business sense. and the smallest of three main ethnic groups, the malaysian indians form about 10% of the population. most are descendats of tamil-speaking south indian immigrants who came to the country during the british colonial rule.

Orang asli is a general term used for any indigenous groups that are found in peninsular malaysia. they are divided into three main tribal groups: negrito, senoi and proto-malay.

I dont have any idea where this photo was taken, so I think this is enough for now.

Semoga hari anda baik sahaja!