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Malaysia is located in southeast Asia, just north of the Equator, and is bordered by Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei, and shares maritime boundaries with Vietnam and the Philippines.

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

The Malaysian government promoted the free market with limited state intervention and export-oriented industrialization. Its exports to the international market were used to promote efficient use of the country's resources and generate hard currency which was necessary for catching up and further developing into areas of technological and industrial innovation. In the mid-1960s, Malaysia established 5-year planning, targeting certain areas of economic growth and social changes, and allocating public resources for priority sectors of the economy and for infrastructure development.

Malaysia has a very diverse economy. The manufacturing sector is dominated by large multinational corporations. with a heavy Japanese presence among the largest companies. Meanwhile, the agricultural sector is dominated by medium and small firms. In East Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak, and in some northern states, many farmers are still engaged in subsistence agriculture. In the service sector, especially in retail trade, large international superstores such as Marks and Spencer, SOGO, and Yaohan are complemented by a number of medium and small enterprises.

One of the significant characteristics of Malaysian culture is its celebration of various festivals and events. The year is filled with colorful, exhilarating and exciting activities. Some are religious and solemn but others are vibrant, joyous events. One interesting feature of the main festivals in Malaysia is the 'open house' custom. This is when Malaysians celebrating the festival invite friends and family to come by their homes for some traditional delicacies and fellowship.

Facts about Malaysia
  • The country declared independence from the British Empire in 1957.
  • Ethnic Malays account for roughly half of Malaysia's estimated 31 million people. Other significant groups include Chinese, Indians and various indigenous peoples.
  • Malaysia has a unique rotating monarchy system, in which nine ethnic Malay state rulers take turns as king for five-year terms.
  • The country is made up of two main landmasses, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. They are separated by the South China Sea.
  • The Sarawak Cave Chamber is the largest known cave chamber in the world. It is located in Gunung Mulu National Park, on the island of Borneo.
  • The tallest twin buildings in the world are in Malaysia.
  • The largest flower in the world grows in Malaysia The Rafflesia arnoldii is a type of flower mainly found on Borneo island in the Kinabalu National Park and it can grow up to 1 meter (3 feet 3 inches) in diameter – making it the largest flower in the world!
  • Borneo is the third largest island in the world. Borneo is divided up by three countries, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. It's also the only island in the world to be part of three countries at one time.
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