Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-cultural melting pot with a cosmopolitan population made up of Malays, Chinese, Indians and numerous ethnic groups. Here, one can experience a wealth of cultural and racial diversity that is both colourful and unique.
Situated in the heart of South-East Asia, Malaysia enjoys a tropical climate with no natural calamities. It is sunny all year round with occasional rain and temperatures ranging from 28°C to 36°C at night. Lightweight clothing is advised. The time zone here is 8 hours ahead of GMT.
The national language is Bahasa Melayu, but English is widely spoken and understood, and taught as a second language. AT KDU, the subjects are taught in English. The people of Malaysia also converse in a range of Chinese and Indian dialects.
Malaysia is rich in culture and a haven for food. It comes as no surprise that our country is well known for its variety of food. Diverse cuisine from gourmet to hawker food easily available at affordable prices The unique and authentic cooking styles and flavours of Malay, Chinese, Indian and the other ethnic communities is a very fulfilling experience. Apart from local cuisine, Western, Japanese, Middle-Eastern, Korean and many other types of cuisine can also be easily obtained.
Malaysian Cultures - Festival & Celebrations:
The celebration of cultural festivals in Malaysia are religious or cultural in origin, influenced by the diversity of its people. The predominant festivities are celebrated as public holidays, either nationwide or specific to a few states. These are:
1) Hari Raya Puasa
Muslims celebrate the festival of Aidilfitri is known as Hari Raya Puasa; to mark the culmination of Ramadhan, the holy month of fasting.
2) Chinese New Year
A time for family reunions marked by new year eve's dinner, the lion dance, mandarin oranges and giving/collecting ang pow, Chinese New...