Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of Borneo.

The capital city is Kuala Lumpur. Borneo Malaysia is the only island in the world belonging to three separate countries, which is one of the things that make it unique and a popular tourist destination with its rainforest.

Other sites of interest are The Batu Caves, Petronas Twin Towers, Mount Kinabalu, Langkawi Island and Taman Negara National Park.

About Malaysia

Country flag
Short Name
MAS
Capital
Kuala Lumpur
Language
Malay
Population
27,496,000
Area
329,847 km²
Calling Code
+60

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Olympic Council of Malaysia
Recognition Year
1954
Address
Hang Jebat Road, Mezzanine Floor, Wisma OCM, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Web Address

Sports

Sports in Malaysia are an important part of Malaysian culture. Malaysia has won 7 silver and 4 bronze Olympic medals. 

Sports in Malaysia are popular from both the participation and spectating aspect.

Malaysians from different walks of life join in a wide variety of sports for recreation as well as for competition. In the broadest definition of sports—physical exercise of all sorts—the four most popular recreational sports among the general population of Malaysia are exercise walking, aerobic exercise, strength training, and running.

Other most popular sports are bicycling, swimming, climbing, camping, bowling, hiking, fishing and scuba diving.

 

Climate

Malaysia has an equatorial climate, but the diverse terrains influence the climatic influences.

The monsoons further modify the climate.

The northeast monsoon brings heavy rain and rough seas while the southwest monsoon can bring floods.

Malaysia is in the typhoon belt, but the coasts are occasionally subject to the heavy rainstorms. Temperatures are relevantly high throughout the year.

On the peninsula, they average 25° to 28° C for most lowland areas.

In coastal areas in East Malaysia, minimum temperatures range from 22° to 24° C, temperatures are lower in the interior highland regions. The average annual rainfall on the peninsula is approximately 100 inches and the driest location, Kuala Kelawang, receives about 65 inches and the wettest, Maxwell's Hill, receives 200 inches annually.

Religion

Islam, Buddhism and Christianity are the main religions.

Culture

Malaysia encompasses several major cultural traditions that stem from archipelagic Southeast Asia as well as from China, South Asia, the Middle East, and the West.

External cultural influences have had little impact in music, dancing, literature and arts.

Malaysian traditional music is heavily influenced by Chinese and Islamic forms.

The music is based largely around the gendang a drum and other percussion instruments.

The country has a strong tradition of dance and drama. Other artistic forms include wayang kulit (shadow puppet theatre) and weaving.

Malaysian cuisine reflects the multi-racial aspects of Malaysia. Various ethnic groups in Malaysia have their dishes but many dishes in Malaysia are derived from multiple ethnic influences.

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