Saturday, August 20, 2011

TOP FIVE MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MALAYSIA

Today, I'm going to list down a very interesting entry. I know that most of my readers here are from Malaysia and that's why it's quite hard for me to rank the following information about the country. This list is done with the help of 3 fellow Malaysian bloggers Foongpc, Kianfai87 and Mariuca. Thank you guys for helping me out.
Listed below are five of the most interesting facts about Malaysia. This is just my personal list based on my personal research (and of course with the help of the 3 mentioned bloggers). So here, i came up with this list. Hope you enjoy it.
TOP FIVE MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MALAYSIA

Malaysia is actually a very interesting country and while i was searching about this country online, i discovered some wonderful facts about the country.
There are more than 60 sub-ethnic groups in Sabah and Sarawak. The country has 65,877 km of highwaywhich is more than the Earth's circumference of 40,075 km.
For Malaysian Cuisine, Nasi Kandar is probably the most popular dish in the country. Among the top raned outlets are the Kampong Melayu Flats in Air Hitam, Line Clear in Penang Road and opposite the market in Jelutung. (Nasi is a Malay/Indonesian term for Rice)
Durian is also a native fruit from Malaysia which is distinctive for it's large size and unique odor. (we have in Davao too but Durian is more dominant in Malaysia)
Malaysia got the Oldest English School in Southeast Asia too which is the Penang Free School.
Speaking of Penang, They also have the Penang Bridge which is the third longest bridge in Asia.
Amazing Right?
And now for my Top Spotter
TOP 5 INTERESTING FACT ABOUT MALAYSIA
"THE RAFFLESIA"

Malaysia is the home of the world's biggest flower and as a matter of fact, it is considered as an official state flower of Sabah State in Malaysia. Even though it can be found in other Southeast Asian Countries, they are quite dominant in Malaysia. The plant has no stems, leaves or true roots. The flowers look and smell like rotting flesh, hence its local names which translate to "corpse flower" or "meat flower"The vile smell attracts insects such as flies, which transport pollen from male to female flowers.

TOP 4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MALAYSIA
"BATU CAVES AND SARAWAK CHAMBERS"

(Sarawak Chambers)
(Batu Caves)
It's so hard for me to rank these two since they are both amazing so i put them in the same spot.
Sarawak Chamber is known for being the world's largest underground chamber which can be found in Gunung Mulu National Park. he Sarawak Chamber measured 700 m (2,300 feet) long, 400 m (1,300 feet) wide and at least 70 m (230 feet) high.
Batu Caves is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. The site is also well known for its numerous macaque monkeys. Rising almost 100 m above the ground, the Batu Caves temple complex consists of three main caves and a few smaller ones. Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave is the biggest.

TOP 3 INTERESTING FACT ABOUT MALAYSIA
"SIPADAN ISLAND"

Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan has been rated by many dive journals as one of the top dive destinations in the world.

TOP 2 INTERESTING FACT ABOUT MALAYSIA
"KUALA LUMPUR TOWER"

The KL Tower is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was finished in 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 m (1,381 ft), which currently makes it the second tallest freestanding tower in the world. The tower also acts as the Islamic falak observatory to observe the crescent moon which marks the beginning of Muslim month of Ramadhan, Syawal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate fasting month of Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha. The KL Tower is the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in the world (after Tokyo Sky Tree in Japan, the Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower in China, CN Tower in Canada, the Ostankino Tower in Russia, the Oriental Pearl Tower in China, and the Borj-e Milad in Iran).

THE MOST INTERESTING FACT ABOUT MALAYSIA
"PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS"

The Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but remain the tallest twin buildings in the world. The towers feature a skybridge between the two towers on 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. It is not attached to the main structure, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking, as the towers sway several feet in towards and away from each other during high winds. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia's Muslim religion.Another Islamic influence on the design is that the cross section of the towers is based on a Rub el Hizb, albeit with circular sectors added to meet office space requirements.

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