Malaysian culture and lifestyle
Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-cultural land and the Malaysian culture is classified into three major ethnic groups – Malays, Chinese, and Indians and the native Malaysians. The Malays up about 57% of the population, followed by the Chinese with about 25%, and Indians with about 7%. Other ethnic communities include Thai, Sikh, Burmese, Eurasian, and others.The oldest native inhabitants of Malaysia are the tribal people who account for about 5 percent of the total population. They mainly represent Sarawak and Sabah. They are known as the ‘Orang Asli’ which means original people. The Sarawak, the tribes are known as Dayak, who live in longhouses and are either Iban (Sea Dayak) or Bidayuh (land Dayak).The Malay language or Bahasa Malaysia is the national language, while English is the second most popular. Other languages include Chinese, Tamil, Thai.
Malaysian food is a potpourri of flavours – from noodles to rice to meat and a vegetarian delicacy, Malaysia has everything to offer for the perfect gastronomic experience.
Religious and cultural festivals:
Religious and cultural festivals are a way of life in Malaysia. With a diverse cultural spread, you will find at least one festival every month.Celebrations include many ethnic and religious customs that are unique in their own ways.The Malaysian society is amazing due to its openness to multiplicity, which is a charming disbursement of Malaysia’s multicultural heritage.Malaysia is a great place to live in, especially with the friendly nature of the people and the different kinds of food they have to offer. The Malaysian culture and lifestyle are extremely vibrant. Nothing like a happy vacation to the Asian land of Malaysia.