Malaysia is a South East Asian country with two big regions: Western Malaysia and Eastern Malaysia (the Borneo area). Its neighbours are Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. A proof of the cultural diversity of Malaysia can be seen in the distribution of religion. The population in Malaysia is 50% Muslim. The second religion is Buddhism, followed by Taoism, Christianity and Hinduism. More than 32,000,000 people practice religion in Malaysia. Majority of Indians are adherents of Hinduism, but a lot of them are also Muslim. The Chinese in Malaysia practise Buddhism in various forms. Therefore, when you go on holiday in Malaysia, you will surely get to explore very distinct traditions depending on the places you visit.
Malaysians, Chinese, Indians (they represent 10% of the population in Malaysia) and a lot of other ethnicities have been coexisting in Malaysia for millennia. The language spoken in Malaysia is Malay, but most Malaysians also speak English. Many of the inhabitants are of Chinese origin and speak Chinese. In fact, the Chinese are the second largest population in Malaysia. Tamil and other specific dialects are also spoken. Indigenous ethnic groups also live in groups in various rural areas all over the country. This is a linguistic “melting-pot” that is partly due to the population flows that Malaysia has experienced over time. This is why Malaysia is such an amazing country.