Malaysia: The Bolehland

With a territory that measures 330,803 square kilometers more than half of which are forest lands that are home to numerous endemic species of plants and animals, Malaysia is one of the 17 megadiverse countries on Earth. 

Malaysia's territory consists of thirteen states and three federal territories. These federal territories consist of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan. The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. The majority of its population are Malays, its minority consists of people of Chinese or Indian descent. There are also numerous indigenous people that live in different parts of the country. Regardless of these differences, its local inhabitants are collectively referred to as Malaysians.

Malaysian Flag

Map of Malaysia

The name Malaysia came from a combination of the Malay word "melayu" and Latin-Greek suffix "-sia". The word melayu in Malay was derived from the Tamil word malai which means mountain and ur which means city. 

The iconic Petronas Twin Towers

A view of Kuala Lumpur from The FACE Suites Platinum

Petronas Twin Tower

An amazing view of the Petronas Twin Towers from The FACE Suites Platinum

Things to Keep In Mind:

Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Language Spoken: Bahasa Malaysia
Government: Federal Constitutional Elective Monarchy

I got to visit Malaysia with my family during our Singapore-Malaysia 2017 Trip and I felt that a few days in this wonderful country is not enough to fully enjoy it. Here are the places that I have visited so far:
I would love to tell you more about this wonderful country but I'll leave you hanging for a bit as this article is just an introduction to my adventures in Malaysia


  1. I wish this article had some flesh. You made a beautiful and impactful start but the ending was a disappointment. Thanks

    1. Hahahahaha. I'm sorry about that. I usually publish teaser articles to introduce what country will be featured in my blog. =)


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