Independence: Peninsular Malaysia attained independence as the Federation of Malaya on August 31, 1957. Later, two states on the island of Borneo—Sabah and Sarawak—joined the federation to form Malaysia on September 16, 1963.
What is the old name of Kuala Lumpur?
Kuala Lumpur was first established when the swampy land beside the Gombak and Klang river junctions was cleared, and it became known as Kuala Lampa, and later as Kuala Lumpur.
Why did Chinese migrate to Malaysia?
The early 2000s saw an increasing number of Malaysian Chinese men marrying foreign wives from Mainland China and Vietnam. Later on, in this decade, China’s wealthy elites and middle-class families started flocking to Malaysia to escape pollution, food scares, and political constraints in their homeland.
What religions are in Malaysia?
Figures from the most recent census in 2010 indicate that 61.3 percent of the population practices Islam; 19.8 percent, Buddhism; 9.2 percent, Christianity; 6.3 percent, Hinduism; and 1.3 percent, Confucianism, Taoism, or other traditional Chinese philosophies and religions.