The national language spoken by the people of Malaysia is Bahasa Melayu. However, English is widely spoken particularly in the towns and cities. Other languages used by the respective races are Cantonese, Mandarin & Tamil. The main religion is Islam but the constitution guarantees freedom of worship to all races, so Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions can be freely practiced. This politically secure nation accentuates the sharing of power among the races, which ensures a peaceful and pleasant environment. This has gained Malaysia the recognition and acknowledgement as a model of multicultural society.
Malaysia consists of two areas of mainland, which are West Malaysia and East Malaysia. It is located between 2 and 7 degrees north of the Equator and is divided into East and West by the South China Sea. Malaysia has a multiracial society with a population of about 22 million.
Malaysia is also a heaven for food and cultural activities. Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes are available at most restaurants and hawker stalls, whilst fast-food restaurants and western foods are easily to be found too.
Being blessed in many different aspects, Malaysia also does not experience any drastic weather changes or is exposed to any natural disasters. The temperatures range from 22°C – 30°C through out the year, making Malaysia a tropical paradise to live in.