Budaya

Di Malaysia, pengunjung-pengunjung akan terpegun apabila melihat kumpulan-kumpulan etnik utama di Asia dapat hidup bersama dengan harmoni. Sesungguhnya, agama-agama utama di dunia juga terdapat di sini. Pemandangan menarik di bandar-bandar utama adalah kedekatan masjid-masjid, kuil-kuil dan gereja-gereja kepada satu sama lain.

Fenomena sosial ini telah memperkayakan persamaan budaya, mozek kebudayaan dan wawasan negara.

Bergaul dengan lebih 25 juta penduduk setempat, terdapat kaum majoriti, Melayu dan golongan penduduk asal termasuk Orang Asli, Dayak, Kadazan, Dusun, Melanau, Murut dan banyak lagi. Turut serta kaum Cina, India, kaum percantuman keturunan seperti Baba-Nyonya, golongan Portugis dan lain-lain keturunan daripada Eropah dan juga beberapa pendatang baru dari negara-negara Asia yang lain.



PINANG PERANAKAN MANSION, GEORGE TOWN.

Visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a cultural center providing a valuable introduction to the Peranakans, a community of wealthy Chinese traders that made this area of the world their home. Set in a restored mansion, the museum's interiors and architecture display the singular style and aesthetics of the community, blending traditionally Chinese aspects with local Malay and, later, colonial British influences.

Location: 29, Church St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang Floors: 2



JONKER STREET NIGHT MARKET, MELAKA.

Jonker Street Night Market is the bustling heart of Malacca's Chinatown. With historical buildings dating back to 17th-century Dutch colonialism, the street has long been a center of trade and commerce. Now attracting an international crowd with its antiques, textiles, foods, and souvenirs, the road has adapted to recent global attention with a wide range of bars, cafes, and restaurants added to its mix of businesses.

Location: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka



CHINATOWN, KUALA LUMPUR.

Chinatown is originally settled by Cantonese and Hakkas drawn here because of the tin trade--and then partially destroyed during an 1870s civil war among Chinese immigrants--today the quarter retains an evocative atmosphere. Locals and tourists alike head here for the abundance of Chinese cuisine, international stores, and market stalls selling an array of trinkets, merchandise, and groceries.

Location: 37, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur



KEK LOK SI TEMPLE, AIR ITAM, PENANG.

Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist complex in Malaysia. Established at its hilltop location in 1891, the temple harmoniously combines architectural influences from across the region. Its main feature remains the impressive seven-story pagoda and its 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha. The ample grounds include separate areas of relaxation and contemplation, with pools, ponds, and well-maintained, peaceful gardens.

Location: Kek Lok Si Temple, Jln Balik Pulau, 11500 Air Itam, Penang



CHEONG FATT TZE - THE BLUE MANSION, GEORGE TOWN.

Visit Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, a historical building and museum. Built by the Chinese merchant Cheong Fatt Tze towards the end of the 19th century, the house displays influences from the design heritage of his native land, local Malaysian aesthetics, and colonial British style. Its distinctive blue coloration was achieved by mixing lime with the natural dye made from indigo plants, creating a hue popular during the colonial era.

Location: 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang



ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR.

Head to Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, a celebrated cultural center in Kuala Lumpur's main tourist district. Established in 1998, this modern museum tells the story of Islam in the country, the continent, and beyond, through a range of temporary exhibits and permanent displays. With more than 7,000 artifacts from across the world, the museum's permanent collection remains the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

Location: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur



PENANG HOUSE OF MUSIC, GEORGE TOWN.

Learn about the melting pot of cultural influences that have shaped the island's musical heritage at Penang House of Music. The highly interactive displays allow you to fully immerse yourself in the world of sounds. Browse through a growing vinyl collection, newspaper clippings, audio and video interviews at the resource center.

Location: Komtar, L4-02, Level 4, Jln Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang