Topic 1 Introduction To Malaysian Society

Topics: Malaysia, Indonesia, Greater Sunda Islands Pages: 29 (682 words) Published: April 22, 2015
Topic 1

INTRODUCTION TO
MALAYSIAN SOCIETY
[Early History]
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Ancient Period
• Early Inhabitants
Early civilization was found near Niah
Caves a skull belonged to a 15 year old
boy buried – estimated to be 40,000
years ago.
The civilization at Kuala Tampan –
estimated to be 74,000 years old.
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1.1
The Early History Of Malaysia

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PALEOLITHIC MALAYSIA
Exist
35,000
years ago

Tampan Estuary,
Badak Cave
(Perak), Niah
Cave (Sarawak)
& Tingkayu
(Sabah)

Caves

Stone
tools

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Collecting
products and
hunting

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MESOLITHIC MALAYSIA
Cha Cave
(Kelantan), Kecil
Cave (Pahang),
Kepah Cave
(Kedah), Jenderam
Hilir (Selangor)

Exist
11,000
years ago

Caves, along
rivers & lake
*More refined
stone tools
* Able to make
earthenware

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Started
farming

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NEOLITHIC MALAYSIA
• Communities of this region experienced a
great change & a new civilization in their
life.
• Is known as New Stone Age.
• This age is characterized through the
existence of stone tools, eg: adzes & axe
that were grinded into various shapes, as
well as the utilization of personal adornment
accessories & pottery in an extensive
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manner.

NEOLITHIC MALAYSIA
- Cha
Cave(Kelantan),
Madai
Cave(Sabah),
Gamantang
Cave(Sabah),
Tengkorak
Cave(Sarawak)..e
tc

Exist
5,000
years ago
Caves, along
rivers & lake 
started
communicating
with communities
in other places

*More sophisticated
stone tools
* Started creating
objects & using
accessories

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Rudimentary farming
(planting of crops),
started rearing livestock,
domestication & barter9
trading

NEOLITHIC MALAYSIA
• Possessed the skills & knowledge
regarding the types of stones & earth
that were suitable to be made into
implements.
• Clothing made from tree bark

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NEOLITHIC MALAYSIA
• Cave drawings

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NEOLITHIC MALAYSIA
• Gua Cha Sk

Gua Cha
Neolithic
Skeleton
Tool

Three Foot
Pottery

Pottery Bowl

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Neolithic
Stone
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METAL AGE
Lang
River(Selangor),
Muar River(Johor),
Tembeling River
(Pahang),
Terengganu River
(Terengganu)

Exist
2,500
years ago
Developed
residential; areas
in wide-open land
near rivers 
population grew

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* More orderly &
sedentary lifestyle
* Practiced social
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customs

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1.2

Proto-history Age

• Arise on early kingdoms in the Malay
Archipelago.
• It proves by founding of archaeological
evidence & some record from Yunan,
Arab, Persians, China & India.
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What is Malay
Archipelago???
• Largest group of islands in the world.
• Located off the southeastern coast of Asia between
the Indian Ocean and Pacific Oceans.
• It consists of more than 13,000 islands of Indonesia
and some 7,000 islands of the Philippines.
• Principal islands include the Greater Sunda Islands (
Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Celebes), the Lesser
Sundas, the
Moluccas, New Guinea, Luzon,
Mindanao, and the Visayan Islands.
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Malay Kingdoms in Malay
Archipelago

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Malay Kingdoms in Malay
Archipelago

Was the strongest
Kingdom in the 13th
Century.
Its Golden Era ended
after the existence of
the Malay Kingdom of
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Malacca

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THE MALAY KINGDOM
OF MALACCA
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The GOLDEN AGE of
Malacca

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