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National traditions of Malaysia. Habits, mentality and the way of living

The people of Malaysia inhabit the Malay Peninsula, the southern coast of Burma, the island of Singapore, West Kalimantan, as well as smaller islands located between these places. The majority of the Chinese population in Malaysia is descendants of various groups of Chinese. They came to the country in search of a better life between the XV and the middle of the XX century. There are four main groups of Chinese dialects in the region. There are also many other language groups here. Each of them comes from different parts of China. There is also a group of Malays of Indian origin. Many are descendants of those who emigrated from India during the British colonization. They make up the third largest ethnic group today.
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The oldest inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula are its indigenous peoples. They make up a small part of the total population. But they represent the majority in the Malaysian States of Sarawak and Sabah. The Portuguese were the first European colonizers to settle in the country. Nevertheless, it was the British who eventually secured their hegemony throughout Malaysia, after initially establishing bases in Jesselton, Kuching, Penang, and Singapore.
All Malaysians are equal. But some of them have more rights than responsibilities. Malaysia is ethnically diverse. Belonging to a particular ethnic group has advantages and disadvantages. For example, freedom of religion is proclaimed in the country. But ethnic Malays do not have this freedom. Almost a third of the land in the country has the status of a reserve. These lands can only belong to indigenous people. Other ethnic groups that want to live in these areas must rent housing. This is due to the fact that they cannot own houses on the right of private property. Copyright
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Tamils make up the largest group of people of Indian origin in the state. They have both Indian and Lankan roots. They practice Hinduism. It includes both the main Hindu and Tamil Pantheon of deities. Sri Lankan Tamil Hindus are usually Shaivites. Tamils-Telugu mostly belong to the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism. It is worth noting that a minority of them profess Christianity and Islam. Most Indian Christians are Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran or Evangelical in Malaysia. The Chinese are predominantly Buddhist in the region. But they turn to Confucianism and Taoism sometimes.
Kota Kinabalu The authorities are trying to preserve the local heritage, as well as create better conditions for different nationalities to live on the territory of the state. Health care is available to almost everyone thanks to a chain of public hospitals and small cozy clinics. The exotic multinational state also has world-class private hospitals. High-level dentistry is available at a very reasonable price. Therefore, foreign tourists often seek to visit dentists here. Even foreign celebrities use the services of local dentists.
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Primary school education is divided into linguistic areas. Citizens can attend schools in Malay, Chinese or Tamil. They represent the ancient dialects spoken by the country's dominant ethnic groups. Theoretically, anyone can attend any school. But in practice, those citizens who are not ethnic Indians very rarely attend a Tamil school. Middle-class locals are increasingly sending their children to Chinese language or math schools. However, most people are usually taught in the language of their ethnicity.
Cityscape Blue Hour Malaysians are very proud of their culinary heritage. They love to talk about the local cuisine. Each ethnic group has its own characteristics and interesting delicacies. However, their recipes also affect each other. There are street food stalls and food courts everywhere. You can eat delicious and budget food there. The habit of eating a lot is detrimental to the health of the population. More than 45% of citizens are obese. This is why the country is a leader in the number of overweight people in Southeast Asia.
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Malaysia is a paradise for nature fans. The country's ecosystem is one of the most diverse on the planet. Tropical forests and coral reefs are the most diverse, in particular. Many rare species live here, including tapirs, lizards, orangutans, tigers, and rhinos, which are unfortunately endangered. Dozens of species disappear every year due to deforestation on palm oil plantations or illegal trade in wild animals.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas in Malaysia
♥   Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Johor Bahru. On the map   Photos
♥   St Joseph’s Cathedral, Kuching. On the map   Photos
♥   Church of St. Peter, Melaka. On the map   Photos
♥   Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sibu. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathedral of St. John, Kuala Lumpur. On the map   Photos
♥   St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri. On the map   Photos
♥   St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Keningau. On the map   Photos
Country maps Maps of Malaysia
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Unique traditions in cities of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur
For travelers the most interesting are Buddhist holidays, which are real leaders in beauty and originality of events. An interesting event is the Moon Cake Festival; many interesting stories and legends are associated with it. According to one of them, during the war with Mongols, locals passed secret messages to each other in cakes. Little notes were wrapped in dough; flatbreads served as reliable protection from prying eyes. Since then, every year locals bake smart round cakes, which are … Read more
Johor Bahru
If you prefer classical music, you should come to the city in July. The Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival takes place here on the very last weekend of the month. This is not only a time for performances by world-famous performers but also a platform for performances and masterclasses. It attracts listeners and aspiring musicians every year. The festival of writers, screenwriters, and directors takes place in the city in October. You can visit dozens of interesting productions and films … Read more
It is notable that the hibiscus is not a typical local plant. Today, no one can say certainly when and why it was imported into the territory of Langkawi. According to the most common version, Chinese traders were pioneers that brought a flower. They have brought flower seeds together with outlandish goods. The hibiscus found widespread use not only as a decorative plant, but also as a drug. A lot of healing blends and concoctions are prepared from its petals, which, according to locals, are … Read more
These rituals are the reason of banning of the festival in some oriental countries meanwhile in Penang and other regions of Malaysia the festival is still celebrated every year. The main holiday according to the Buddhist calendar is the Wesak Day. It is celebrated according to the lunar calendar that is why a date of its celebration varies each year. The custom of this day is visiting Buddha temples and making donations and sacrificial offerings. The holiday is followed by another interesting … Read more
One of the most important Hindu holidays is Thaipusam taking place in late January. The holiday is dedicated to the god Murugan; it comes amid lush festivities. The main distinguishing feature of the holiday is a colorful ceremonial procession taking place on city streets. Another colorful and noisy celebration is Vesak, the classical Buddhist festival. Locals certainly celebrate Deepavali, the Hindu New Year. Solemn religious ceremonies in honor of the next year are carried out within a … Read more

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