The Sultanate officially became a Portuguese colony in 1511 and was conquered by the Netherlands in 1641. In the second half of the 19th century, Malaya was under Great Britain. In the period of the Second World War, it was occupied by Japan for several years. When it broke free from occupants in 1946, the Malay Union was established. Malaysia gained complete independence in 1957.
Today, Malaysia offers perfect conditions for diverse and eventful vacations. Many beach resorts here have long become world attractions. An excellent example is Goa. The resort is notable not only for its charming beaches, but also a diversity of the entertainment venues. Shopping enthusiasts have an opportunity to walk along noisy Eastern markets where they can buy spices, popular sweets, clothes in national style and interesting souvenirs.
The unique Malay cuisine attracts gourmets from all parts of the world. It is a combination of Indian and Chinese food traditions. The active use of spices is typical for the local cuisine. The foundation of the Malay cuisine is noodles, rice, beef and different seafood. The Malays are big fans of coffee and tea. The typical national specialty is a chocolate drink called milo.