Malaysian Music

As in dance, music in modern Malaysia is divided into traditional and western types. Traditional music is usually associated with the traditional theatre forms such as Mak Yong, Wayang Kulit, Joget Gamelan, Hadrah, Dabus, Kuda Kepang, Gendang Kling, Mek Mulung, and a host of other minor entertainment activities. This type of music is based on … Read more Malaysian Music

Malaysia Information

1. GENERAL INFORMATION 2. CLIMATE & WEATHER CONDITIONS 3. PEOPLE AND CULTURE 4. LOCAL CUSTOMS 5. CURRENCY 6. THINGS TO KNOW 7. VISAS & PASSPORT 8. CUSTOMS REGULATIONS 9. TRAVEL TO THE COUNTRY 10. TRAVEL WITHIN THE COUNTRY 11. CAMPING 12. DINING AND DRINKING 13. ENTERTAINMENT 14. PHONE NUMBERS 15. VISITORS INFORMATION 16. USEFUL PHRASES … Read more Malaysia Information

Malaysian Culture

Malaysia is a multicultural society, with Malays, Chinese and Indians living side by side. The Malays are the largest community. They are Muslims, speak Bahasa and are largely responsible for the political fortunes of the country. The Chinese comprise about a third of the population. They are Buddhists and Taoists, speak Hokkein, Hakka and Cantonese, … Read more Malaysian Culture

Malaysian Crafts

Batik Hindu traders first brought batik to Malaysia eons ago, and the art of dying fabric has been an established tradition for centuries. Designs are first sketched out on cloth, then blocked off with wax outlines. They are then painted and later sealed with TK. Kite Making Kites, called waus, are painstakingly designed and crafted … Read more Malaysian Crafts

Malaysian Myths and Legends

To the orang asli, the “original people” who have for millenia inhabited the forests of Malaysia, the earth was an abode for more than the diversity of plant and animal life. The world’s oldest jungles, dense with mystery, were the playground of spirits, both benevolent and, well, less so. Prominent natural features–and there are many … Read more Malaysian Myths and Legends

Malaysian Games

In a world where nature provided for many of humankind’s needs, leisure was honed to an art form. Much of Malaysian leisure time is occupied by elaborate competitions. Kite-flying is a favorite among participants and spectators alike. Kites, called waus, are painstakingly designed and crafted in vibrant colors and patterns. Intricate floral cutouts are pasted … Read more Malaysian Games

Keris Of Malaysia

        The keris is synonymous with the Malay culture and way of life. The double-edged dagger is unique because it is only found within the Malay Archipelago. The keris is a dagger unique to Southern Thailand (Patani), Malaysia, Indonesia, Southern Philippines (Mindanao), and supposedly in the Cham areas of Cambodia. In its … Read more Keris Of Malaysia

Malaysia Human Rights Report 2007

Malaysia Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 8, 2006 Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy with a population of approximately 25.6 million. It has a parliamentary system of government headed by a prime minister selected through periodic multiparty elections. The National Front, a coalition of political … Read more Malaysia Human Rights Report 2007

Nyonya Food

What is Nyonya Food? Thanks to http://www.MalaysianFood.net China has always traded with lands near and far across the globe. During the Ming Dynasty, as a diplomatic gesture to strengthen ties with the rich and strategic port of Malacca on the Malayan Peninsula, the Emperor of China betrothed his daughter Princess Hang Li Po to the … Read more Nyonya Food