In Malaysia, visitors will be surprised to find all of Asia’s main ethnic groups living together in harmony. Indeed, all the world’s major religions are also represented here. An interesting sight in major towns is the proximity of mosques, temples and churches to each other.
This social phenomenon has enriched the shared character, cultural mosaic and vision of the nation.
Mingle with the country’s over 25 million people, consisting of the majority Malays and other indigenous groups including the Orang Asli, Dayaks, Kadazan, Dusun, Melanau, Murut and more. Joining them are the Chinese, Indians, groups of mixed descent such as Baba-Nyonyas and Eurasians of Portuguese and other European ancestry as well as more recent immigrants from Asian countries.