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  Malaysia Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
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www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/malaysia.html   (73 words)

  Malaysia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Malaysia is one of the most pleasant, hassle-free countries to visit in southeast Asia.
Malaysia's love of Western-style industrialisation is abundantly clear in its big cities.
In late December 2006 southern and western Malaysia were hit with heavy flooding, with Johor state bearing the worst of the deluge.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/malaysia   (310 words)

  Malaysia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malaysia is a multi-religious society, and Islam is the country's official religion.
The Chinese population in Malaysia is mostly Buddhist (of Mahayana sect), Taoist or Christian.
The Indians in Malaysia are mainly Hindu Tamils from southern India, speaking Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi, living mainly in the larger towns on the west coast of the peninsula.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malaysia   (7180 words)

 Malaysia / Cultures & People
Malaysia's cultural mosaic is marked by many different cultures, but several in particular have had especially lasting influence on the country.
Although Malaysia's different cultural traditions are frequently maintained by seemingly self-contained ethnic communities, all of Malaysia's communities open their doors to members of other cultures during a religious festival--to tourists as well as neighbors.
Though Malaysia's tribal people prefer to be categorized by their individual tribes, peninsular Malaysia blankets them under the term Orang Asli, or "Original People." In Sarawak, the dominant tribal groups are the Dayak, who typically live in longhouses and are either Iban (Sea Dayak) or Bidayuh (land Dayak).
www.geographia.com /malaysia/cultures.html   (884 words)

 Malaysia (07/06)
Malaysia's population of 25.6 million (2004) continues to grow at a rate of 2.0% per annum; about 32.8% of the population is under the age of 15.
Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong ("paramount ruler"), customarily referred to as the king.
Malaysia is one of the world's largest exporters of semiconductor devices, electrical goods, and appliances, and the government has ambitious plans to make Malaysia a leading producer and developer of high-tech products, including software.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2777.htm   (3390 words)

Callers to Malaysia's "999" emergency number (equivalent to the U.S. 911) are connected to the Red Crescent and patients are directed to whichever hospital the dispatcher chooses.
Americans staying in Malaysia for extended periods, especially those who have known health problems, are advised to investigate private ambulance services in their area and to provide family and close contacts with the direct telephone number (s) of the service they prefer.
Malaysia’s customs authorities enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Malaysia of items such as firearms, narcotics, medication, business equipment, currency and books or other printed material, video, and audio recordings which might be considered obscene or in any way harmful to public interest and cultural property.
travel.state.gov /travel/malaysia.html   (2760 words)

 Malaysia travel guide - Wikitravel
Malaysia [1] is a country in South-East Asia, located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of Borneo.
West (peninsular) Malaysia shares a border with Thailand, is connected by a causeway and a bridge (the 'second link') to the island state of Singapore, and has coastlines on the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca.
Malaysia was formed in 1963 through a merging of the former British colonies of Malaya and Singapore, including the East Malaysian states of Sabah (known then as North Borneo) and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo.
wikitravel.org /en/Malaysia   (6518 words)

 Malaysia Information
Malaysia is located in south-east Asia bordering the South China Sea between Vietnam and Indonesia.
Malaysia has 1,801 km of railroads, 29,026 km of highways and 7,296 km of inland waterways.
The ports are in Tanjong Kidurong, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Pasir Gudang, Penang, Port Kelang, Sandakan and Tawau.
sunsite.nus.sg /SEAlinks/malaysia-info.html   (511 words)

 Malaysia Encyclopedia - Malaysia Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Malaysia's Johor state government is mounting a scientific expedition next month to track down a gap-toothed Bigfoot, or ape man, in the 248 million-year-old rainforests near Singapore.
Malaysia has announced a new outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, in a village in the northern state of Penang.
Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation.
malaysia.maribelajar.com /wiki/Malaysia_Encyclopedia   (988 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Malaysia
There was some hope that Malaysia might permit foreign ownership of banks when Bank Negara allowed a Singapore company to purchase some equity in a local bank, but that one incident has not expanded into opening the banking industry to foreign ownership.
Malaysia's fiscal burden of government score is 0.2 point worse this year, and its informal market score is 0.5 point worse.
According to the World Bank, Malaysia's weighted average tariff rate in 2003 (the most recent year for which World Bank data are available) was 4.2 percent, down from the 4.6 percent in 2001 reported in the 2005 Index, based on World Bank data.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Malaysia   (1078 words)

 Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The 14 stripes on the Malaysian flag represent the 14 states of Malaysia (Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Selangor, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Labuan).
The rules for flying flags seem to be the same as in the UK, etc, except that in Malaysia state flags are flown in the honour position at state events and on state holidays.
Malaysia is a federation of monarchies and a member of the (British) Commonwealth.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/my.html   (1344 words)

Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and 3 federal territories with a parliamentary system of government based on periodic multiparty elections.
In 2003, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) stated that it was aware of "numerous" complaints of deaths in police custody, police brutality, and negligence.
In 2003, a Universiti Teknologi Malaysia lecturer who was pursuing his doctorate had his scholarship revoked after he was found to have been involved in anti-government activity.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2004/41649.htm   (16007 words)

 A Fact Sheet: Malaysia and ADB - ADB.org
Malaysia, considered a middle-income country, has committed itself to becoming a developed country by 2020.
This is the cornerstone of the recent 9th Malaysia Plan (2006—2010), which also targets eliminating hardcore poverty and reducing overall poverty incidence by 50%.
Malaysia is an active participant in subregional initiatives, such as the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), where it has contributed to the costs of the Facilitation Center, and the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT).
www.adb.org /Documents/Fact_Sheets/MAL.asp   (817 words)

 Travel Information of Malaysia
Although East Malaysia occupies the larger portion of Malaysia's total area, it is primarily comprised of undeveloped land and jungles.
On the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia the rainy seasons is April to May and October to November.
They must be endorsed for traveling to Malaysia and have a period of validity of at least six months beyond the time of stay allowed in Malaysia.
www.asiatravel.com /malinfo.html   (856 words)

 Malaysia - Country Profile - Persekutuan Malaysia
Destination Malaysia, a virtual travel guide to the country that was formerly known as "Malaya".
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country in Southeast Asia.
On 16 September 1963 the federation was enlarged by the accession of the states of Singapore, Sabah (formerly British North Borneo) and Sarawak.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/malaysia.htm   (649 words)

 Malaysia Hotels
Malaysia, one the most culturally diverse nations in Asia.
Malaysia's state of Johor derived its name from the Arabic word "Jauhar" meaning "precious jewel".
Malaysia’s rapidly expanding capital city centre is at least an hour’s drive from the new international airport, so it’s recommended you stay in the city centre, if you want to explore the capital.
www.asia-hotel.net /malaysia   (576 words)

 Malaysia Travel Guide | Malaysia Guide Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Malaysia is the rising star of South-East Asian tourism, a nation looking to the future while cherishing the ways of the past.
The region now known as Malaysia was first mentioned in Chinese and Sanskrit records of the seventh and eighth centuries.
In 1963, the Federation of Malaya merged with Singapore and the former British colonies of Sarawak and Sabah (North Borneo) to form Malaysia.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/country_guide.ehtml?o=159&NAV_guide_class=CountryGuide&NAV_Region=159   (504 words)

 malaysia map and map of malaysia information page
Malaysia itself was formed in 1963 when Singapore and the states of Sabah and Sarawak joined the Peninsular Malaysia Federation; Singapore left in 1965 to become a separate nation.
Landforms Malaysia consists of the Peninsular Malaysia, which is part of mainland Southeast Asia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern edges of the island of Borneo.
Malaysia's temperature range from 70 to 90ºF (22 to 33ºC) is consistent throughout most of the year.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/my.htm   (808 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines began in 1947 as Malayan Airways but was renamed Malaysian Airways following the creation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963.
Today, Malaysia Airlines flies Boeing 747, Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft for its medium to long haul international routes, while the Boeing 737 is often used for shorter international destinations and domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the airline's base.
Malaysia Airlines has expressed interest in purchasing the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and has signed a deal for 6 Airbus 380-800 aircraft.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines   (854 words)

Malaysia is on the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia.
By the late 1960s Malaysia was torn by communal rioting directed against Chinese and Indians, who controlled a disproportionate share of the country's wealth.
Malaysia's new prime minister, Abdullah Badawi, has a more statesmanlike reputation, and in his first year in office he made headway on reducing corruption and instituting reforms.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107751.html   (1006 words)

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