Cultural Culture In Malaysia

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Malaysia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers. All Malaysian Malays are Muslim and forms the majority (almost 60%) in the Malaysian population. Muslims who practice Malay customs and culture are Malays. Around 23.7% of the population is of Chinese descent, while Malaysians of Indian descent comprise approximately 7.1% of the population. Indians began migrating to Malaysia early in the 19th century. Other Malaysians also include those whose origin, can be traced to the Middle East, Thailand and Indonesia. Europeans and…show more content…
Its major metallic ores are tin, bauxite (aluminum), copper, and iron. The most valuable one is that of tin; minor ones include manganese, mercury, antimony, and gold. Tin mining is concentrated largely in the alluvial deposits along the western slopes of the Main Range in West Malaysia, with smaller deposits on the east coast. Since 1970, agriculture, fishing and forestry, the traditional basis of the economy, have been declining in importance. Their contribution to the national product has gone down from one-third in 1970 to less than one-fifth, although a large part of the workforce is still engaged in these activities.Rice, the primary food crop, is grown on small farms. The total production is nearly two million tons. A little in the production has declined during the last decade, primarily due to loss of farm labor to growing urban manufacturing sectors. As a result, the country which has been until the late 1980s, self-sufficient in rice production, has to make up the shortfall with imports chiefly from Thailand. Malaysia is still the world’s largest producer of natural rubber, and produces 35-40 percent in normal years of the world’s output. Most of the plantations are in the coastal and piedmont zone of West Malaysia and primarily in Chinese and European hands, although since independence, the European ownership has considerably declined. Palm oil has become a more important commodity than rubber in terms of value and contributes significantly to the exports in the category of vegetable oils. Cocoa, pepper, and coconuts are other valuable crops

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