10 Interesting Facts About Malaysia
Here are a few Interesting and Historical Facts About Malaysia
Remains at the Lembah Bujang Valley
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- LEMBAH Bujang is believed to be the location of an old Malay. Langkasuka empire holding the remains which are estimated to around 1,5oo years old.On February 20, 1956, Tunku Abdul Rahman announced the date of Malaya’s independence at Padang Pahlawan in Bandar Hilir, Malacca.
- During the Indonesian Confrontation, Malaysia experimented with national service in 1962. Youths between 21 and 28 were eligible for a two-year call-up.The most senior federal title is ‘Tun’ and there cannot be more than 25 living recipients at a time.
- Sarawak Chamber in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, is the largest cave chamber in the world.
- Wang Kelias in Perlis is the only village in the world where large scale tin mining was conducted.
- St. George Church in Penang was built in 1918 which is the oldest Anglican Church in Southeast Asia.Kuala Lumpur tower is the tallest tower in the entire south East Asia and fourth tallest tower in the world. It is 421 meters high.
- Sabah houses the largest flower in the world, Rafflesia. Sabah and Sarawak consists of more than 60 sub-ethnic groups.
- The southern most tip of continental Asia is Tanjung Piai in southern Johor.
- Malaysia has the lowest death rate of respiratory diseases as Qatar, i.e., 7.5 deaths per 100000 people per annum.
- On September 16, 1963, the Malaysian flag was adopted. It was designed by Mohamed Hamzah. He was an public works department architect who entered a competition with two of his designs.
- Malaysia has a highway of 65,877 kms which exceeds the Earth’s circumference of 40,075 kms.