The article had been published in 2019 at U.S. News and world Report (click here to read the aritcle), but we brought it because it is very important to let you know it too.   

Jimmy choo shoes

Malaysians should be proud of this, as international media wrote about it and categorized it as best countries. On other hand, it is our job to bring the best information about Malaysia.   

George Town, Penang
Gunung Mulu National Park, Kinabalu Park

The 10 interesting facts about Malaysia as the following:  

  1. The country declared independence from the British Empire in 1957.  
  2. Ethnic Malays account for roughly half of Malaysia’s estimated 31 million people. Other significant groups include Chinese, Indians and various indigenous peoples.  
  3. Malaysia has a unique rotating monarchy system, in which nine ethnic Malay state rulers take turns as king for five-year terms.  
  4. The country is made up of two main landmasses, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. They are separated by the South China Sea.  
  5. The Sarawak Cave Chamber is the largest known cave chamber in the world. It is located in Gunung Mulu National Park, on the island of Borneo.  
  6. The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur were the world’s tallest buildings until 2004. Standing 451.9 meters (1,483 feet) high with 88 stories, the structures remain as the world’s tallest twin buildings.  
  7. Shoe designer Jimmy Choo was born in Penang, Malaysia. Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the Order of the British Empire in 2003.  
  8. What may be the world’s richest unrecovered treasure trove from a sunken ship rests somewhere on the sea floor in Malaysia’s Strait of Malacca. The Portuguese ship Flora de la mar (Flower of the sea) was returning home loaded with what was then the largest treasure collected by the Portuguese navy when it sank in December 1511. Today, modern-day pirates are known to patrol the Malaysian strait.  
  9. The national currency is the ringgit, which is a dated term for “jagged” in the Malay language and refers to the serrated edges of silver Spanish dollars widely used in the 16th and 17th centuries.  
  10. Four UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites are found in Malaysia: Gunung Mulu National Park, Kinabalu Park, the historic cities of Melaka and George Town, and the archaeological heritage site of the Lenggong Valley.  
Lenggong Valley

For more information about Malaysia visit us on JoyMalaysia.com, or join us on social media.        

Note, All images in this article credit as the following: 

youtube/watch 

wikipedia/Mount_Api 

bbc/article/malaysias-11000-year 

cktravels/georgetown-penang 

tripzilla/isit-melaka 

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