My Malaysia, My Travels

My Beautiful and Friendly Malaysia




Welcome to my blog on my travels in beautiful Malaysia. Malaysia is a land of friendly people, blessed with natural wonders. We have a variety of places and activities for almost everyone from beautiful beaches, rainforest jungles, historical sites and more. There is so much to see and do here that my other half and I have made it a point to try to visit every part of Malaysia before we venture out. I will continue to add places that we have visited just to give you my perspective of this beautiful country

My Malaysia at a Glance

The country

Malaysia consists of 13 states and three Federal Territories. Eleven states are on the Peninsular Malaysia and two more are in East Malaysia on the island of Borneo.

Nine states have hereditary Rulers and they called Sultans which are Perlis, Johor, Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terenganu and Kelantan. Out of these state rulers a Supreme Head which is called the Yang di Pertuan Agong is chosen to be the Monarchy once every five year. The Present Yang the Pertuan Agong is from the state of
Terenganu. In the other four states where there are no rulers they are headed by their respective Yang di- Pertua Negeri which is appointed for a stipulated period.

The Government

The government is chosen democratically by the people and the head of the government is the Prime Minister.

Climate

Average temperatures between 21 C to 32 C. Humidity here is high. The dry season is usually between May to September. The rainy season is between Octobers to February.

Language

Bahasa Malaysia is the national language however English is widely spoken especially in major towns. Other common languages are various Chinese dialects and Tamil.

Religion

Islam is the official religion of Malaysia but other religion is practiced freely here.


Some Common Malay Words to use in Malaysia

English                          Malaysia

Good Morning               Selamat Pagi

Good Afternoon            Selamat Tengahari

Good Evening                Selamat Petang

Good Night                      Selamat Malam

Welcome                           Selamat Datang

Please come in               Sila Masuk

Have a seat                     Sila Duduk

How are you?                 Apa Khabar?

I’m fine                              Khabar Baik

My name is (name)        Nama saya ………….

I’m from….                         Saya dari ……………

What is your name?        Apa nama awak?

See you Again                    Jumpa Lagi

Thank you                            Terimakasih

You’re Welcome                Sama-sama

Therefore come over often to catch up on more of my Travel at Malaysia.

 

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