Malaysia is a multicultural country in South-East Asia. By ‘multicultural’ I mean, that besides Malay ethnic who are 50%, there are also Chinese 23%, Orang Asal (indigenous people) 12%, Indians 7% and others. Each of these ethnics groups has a typical religious, food, culture and language. The official language of Malaysia is Malay Bahasa.

Malay are Muslims (Sunni Islam) and speak Malay Bahasa. Chinese are mostly Buddhists and speak Cantonese (some also Mandarin). Indians are Hindu and speak Tamil (South Indian language). Orang Asal who are indigenous people consisting of 18 tribes are mostly Christian.

All ethnics eat typical authentic food. In George Town in Penang, in one day, I tried ‘Nasi Goreng Ayam’ which is Chicken fried rice (Malay food) as a breakfast; then Sweet and Sour pork with steamed rice on Chinese style as a lunch; and as a dinner I had Indian Tandoori chicken with Roti Naan. Of coarse, all these food were prepared by original ethnic cooks.

After delicious food, you can visit Mosque, Buddhist Temple, Hindu Temple or Christian Church. In town like George Town in Penang, to visit all this various religious places, you do not need to travel long distances, because there are closed together.

My photos from various places in Malaysia:

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Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Used to be the highest building on the World.

 

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Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Night view.

 

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Kuala Lumpur. Merdeka Square.

 

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Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Kuala Lumpur. Petaling street in China Town.

 

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Kuala Lumpur. Petaling street in China Town.

 

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Batu Caves (Hindu Temple). Closed to Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Batu Caves (Hindu Temple) in Kuala Lumpur. Monkey waiting to steal your food 🙂

 

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Batu Caves (Hindu Temple) in Kuala Lumpur. Inside the main cave.

 

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Batu Caves (Hindu Temple) in Kuala Lumpur.

 

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Cameron Highlands. National park and tea plantations in high altitude (1100 – 1600 m). Ideal for trekking, because it is not so hot. There are many short treks.

 

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Cameron Highlands. Inside the jungle.

 

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Cameron Highlands. Inside the Mosy forest. Trees look like in Avatar movie.

 

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Cameron Highlands. Inside the Mosy forest.

 

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Cameron Highlands. Market in Tanah Rata village.

 

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Cameron Highlands. Tea plantation.

 

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Cameron Highlands. Tea plantation.

 

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Ferry from Butterworth to George Town in Penang. Sunset.

 

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George Town in Penang. Typicat street.

 

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George Town in Penang. Sunset.

 

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George Town in Penang. Paint of Indian man on the house wall.

 

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View on George Town in Penang from Kek Lok Si (The biggest Buddhist Temple in SE Asia).

 

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View on George Town in Penang from Penang Hill. Yous can hike on the peak or take a tram.

 

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Beach in Penang National park. You can hike there.

 

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Monkey with baby in Penang National park.

 

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Mosque in George Town in Penang.

 

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Buddhist Temple in George Town in Penang.

 

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Hindu Temple in George Town in Penang.

 

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Langkawi Island. Country side.

 

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Langkawi Island. Pantai Cenang beach.

 

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Langkawi Island. Pantai Cenang beach.

 

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Langkawi Island. Fisherman boats.

 

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Local restaurant in Kuching town, Borneo.

 

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Local houses in Kuching town, Borneo.

 

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Kuching town, Borneo.

 

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Elementary School in Kuching town, Borneo.

 

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Longhouse of Iban ethnic in Sarawak, Borneo.

 

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Local house in Sarawak, Borneo.

 

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View from Mt. Santubong (closed to Kuching town).

 

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Bako National Park in Sarawak, Borneo. Transportation by boat.

 

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Bako National Park in Sarawak, Borneo.

 

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Orangutan feeding station in Sarawak, Borneo.

 

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Orangutan feeding station in Sarawak, Borneo.

 

=== Knaper ===

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