A Guide to Malaysia’s culture, – Malaysia – A multicultural country!

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Malaysia is one of the world’s most culturally diverse countries. It is home to people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Read on to get a glimpse about Malaysia’s vibrant culture.

Thaipusam Festival
Thaipusam Festival | Image Credit : Peter Gronemann from Switzerland, Thaipusam Festival (4318240332), CC BY 2.0

Overview

The population of Malaysia consists of people of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian origins. It is a multicultural country that exhibits vibrant traditions, lively festivals variety of languages and so much more.

Language

The official language of Malaysia is known as Bahasa Melayu it is also regarded as the standardised form of Malay Language and English is also considered an official language. Apart from this, several other languages such as Cantonese, Tamil, Hainanese, Hakka, Hokchew , Hokkien , Indonesian, Malayalam, Mandarin Chinese, Punjabi, Telugu are other languages spoken in the country.

Culture and etiquettes

Though the country is diverse in culture, the people of the country live in Harmony and locals considerably know the etiquettes here and regardless of their religion, they adhere to the customs and respect other religions and their traditions. The same kind of behaviour is expected from a foreigner as well. If you aren’t sure about the etiquettes here you could reach out to the front desks for resort properties the likes of Dorsett grand Subang which is a hotel in Subang Jaya to know more about the culture here.

Things to remember

One must be very cautious about their behaviour and actions when in Malaysia. Pointing your finger towards something, showing your bottom of your feet to anyone, touching an adult on the head are considered as offensive gestures, You should also dress modestly when you are here since it is an Islamic nation.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

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