There is only one place where all the colours, flavours, sounds and sights of Asia come together – Malaysia. Nowhere is there such exciting diversity of cultures, festivals, traditions and customs, offering myriad experiences. No other country is “Truly Asia” as Malaysia.
Visit Malaysia 2020 brings out the best of what Malaysia has to offer to the world in a single, event-packed year. The year 2020 holds a special place in the heart of all Malaysians as we reflect and celebrate all our successes and challenges in transforming a once colonial land, into a thriving, multi-cultural, and dynamic country.
Malaysia welcomes almost 25 million tourists annually, and for good reason – our colourful, multi-cultural and multi-religious nation is a multi-faceted gem that lures as much with her quiet graces and natural attractions as her wild, crazy ones.
“Malaysia, Truly Asia” captures and defines the essence of the country’s unique diversity. It sums up the distinctiveness and allure of Malaysia that make it an exceptional tourist destination.
There is only one place where all the colours, flavours, sounds and sights of Asia come together – Malaysia. No other country has Asia’s three major races, Malay, Chinese, Indian, plus various other ethnic groups in large numbers. Nowhere is there such exciting diversity of cultures, festivals, traditions and customs, offering myriad experiences. No other county is “Truly Asia” as Malaysia.
Bordering three other countries, Malaysia is a multiethnic and multicultural place. The demography consists of several ethnicities. Half of the population is made up of Malays, while the other half consists of descendants of Chinese, Indian, Aboriginal background, as well as other indigenous people. Culturally, influences include English, Persian, Arabic as well as the surrounding countries. This place is full of variety and this diversity extends to its cities, languages and landscapes as well.
Malaysia is also noted as a ‘Food Paradise’ where you can taste a diversity of delectable food at reasonable prices. Be it Malay, Chinese, or Indian cuisine, Malaysia is home to a distinctive palette and a tapestry of flavours.