Mystery of the coercion of the pity
In the center of Southeast Asia is an amazing country. Name of her Malaysia. Surprises everything in it. She is in the pure form of the center of paradoxes, mysteries and specific features. I will try to reveal them.
Feature first. Malaysia consists of thirteen (a dozen thunder!) States and two federal territories (American terms).
Feature Two. Most (if exactly – nine) Malaysian states are actually the Sultanates; Hereditary monarchs stand at the head – Sultany. In four states rule the governors appointed by the king for four years.
Feature Three. Geographically, Malaysia consists of two parts – Western and Eastern. In Western Malaysia, otherwise called Malaya, there are eleven states and the metropolitan district – Kuala Lumpur. Malaya is located on the Malacca Peninsula and borders in the north with Thailand. Eastern Malaysia occupies the northwest part of the island of Kaliman, adjacent to Indonesia. In Eastern Malaysia, there are two states – in the south, a huge Sarawak and in the north is quite large (almost 2/3 of him) Sabah, whose name is surprisingly repeating the decent name of the ruling dynasty of the noblest Emirov Kuwait. Not far from the shores of Sabah, there is another federal territory – Labuan Island.
Four feature. In the north of Sarawak in its territory, a tiny independent Sultanate of Brunei is embedded, the ruler of which is considered the richest man on earth. It suggests an analogy with the UAE, which once entered the Sultanate Oman. In the same way until the middle of the XIX century, Sarawak and Sabah were part of the territory of Big Brunha.
Fifth feature. The western part of the country is only 10% less eastern, that is, it can be considered almost equal.
Feature sixth. West and East of Malaysia from space and just below resemble a huge butterfly, which opened their elegant wings.
Feature seventh. Word "Malaysia" consonant with Malaya Asia, where Turkey is located.
Feature eighth. The national composition of Malaysia is quite motley. More than half of the population make up Malays, more than a third – Chinese, one tenth – Indians. There are descendants of Portuguese, Dutch, British.
Feature ninth. In addition to Islam – the official religion of the state, which is mostly Malaya, is common – Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity.
Feature tenth. The state language is Malay, but not only English is widespread – as the legacy of the former colonizers – but also Chinese, and the languages of the peoples of India.
Feature eleventh. Malaysia can be conventionally represented as Asian Switzerland. Not in the sense of natural beauty – they are just different here. And the point is not at all. The successes of economic development, political stability, national and religious consent, responsibility, hard work, accuracy, incredible cleanliness of streets and cities, goodwill, friendly and almost complete absence of crime – "Swiss" Signs of Malaysia.
Twelfth feature. All these qualities and advantages were the result of not coercion and tough administrative measures (as in neighboring Singapore), but rose as it were from traditions and customs, the life of all peoples inhabiting this country.
Feature thirteenth. Again, damn Dozin! Malaysia occupies a leading position in the global market for the production of rubber, palm oil, valuable wood and spice breeds. And at the same time its economy is focused on industrial production. One of the main items of income is also tourism.
First paradox. Malaysia – the essence of the monarchy. The Supreme Ruler of the country – King (European title) – each of the Sultans (Arabic-Turkish title) becomes for five years. It seems that the United Arab Emirates adopted this method of the state device: the local president is also chosen from the number of emir rules for a period of five years.
Paradox second. Malaysia – Constitutional Federated Monarchy. Eco wrapped!
Paradox Third. Western and eastern parts of the country are separated from each other by the South China Sea. I emphasize: two parts of Malaysia are divided by the Chinese Sea. China itself is in sufficient removal in the north. Reminds a little situation with Turkey located in Europe and Asia through the Bosphorus Strait. With the difference that Rumelia (European part of Turkey) is significantly less than Asian.
The first conclusion suggests such: Malaysia due to all these reasons is definitely the most interesting country in Southeast Asia.
Conclusion of the second. Malaysia – Potential Region Leader.
Now a little about tourism.
The climate in Malaysia is hot and humid, throughout the year the temperature keeps about 25-30 degrees of heat. In the mountains a little cooler.
However, tourists – I mean our people – prefer to rest on the sea. For a beach holiday, the spa coast and islands usually choose. Most Popular – Langkavi Islands, Penang, Pangkor and Tioman.
Framed by palm trees werehed by transparent emerald waves beaches. Putted in a light veil fog mountain surrounded by green jungle. Fishing villages scattered among coconut palm trees. Shelest branches, noise of surf and chirping birds. Amazing coral reefs with their luxurious fauna. Really, "Seas Warmly Overnoy". Words from the song will not throw out. Although not about Malaysia. Each resort stands out for its unique charm and the most interesting places for excursions.
Malaysia is completely safe to buy food from street traders. Fans of exotic will not seem boring: here they will be offered sharp and spicy Malay cuisine, a huge selection of Chinese dishes, extraordinary dishes from different parts of India. No wonder in the era of the great geographical discoveries in search of the spices here thorili’s ways Portuguese and the Dutch. Pepper and cinnamon, carnations and vanilla – all from the country of spices.
Locals are very loved by SATE. It is a slicer of pickled meat, grilled on coals, with sauce of nuts and curry. A peculiar Malay Skewer. Nasi Lemac, Rendang, Roth Chanai, Murtabak, Lax, Chinese rice with chicken and vermicells with a variety of sauces and additives.
Local cuisine dishes are very tasty, although at first it seems unusual because of coconut milk, soybean sprouts and bamboo shoots used in cooking meat and fish. One of the most common dishes – Nasi Lemake – sell on every corner. This rice cooked in coconut milk with the addition of sauce, special leaves, nuts, eggs and cucumbers. They can be destroyed right outside.
Dissolved fish and seafood. Sea fruit, with a wide variety. Here and the famous Durian, called the locals king of fruit, – he has a wonderful taste, an unusual way combined with a specific smell, and mangosteen, replacing ice cream, sweet and juicy rambutan, papaya, pineapples, bananas and, of course, coconuts.
However, the fans of European cuisine do not need to despair. She is widespread here. A generation "Pepsi" Easy to find the usual signage of fast-food restaurants. Calculated how many paradoxes and mysteries?
Five sources – five constituent parts of the lifeguard
Malaysian life relies on the foundation, folded from the five bricks principles. This is faith in God, devotion to the king and the state, respect for the laws and the constitution, compliance with the norms of morality, decent behavior. A little resembles the Moral Code of Communism Builders Sorryalet. But in Malaysia, these principles work, they are not empty declarations. It was following these commandments that led to the fact that there are no national and religious contention. Suffice to say that the role of a minarer in the oldest Malay mosque performs nearby Buddhist Pagoda. And it does not surprise anyone. Of the philosophy of consent and tolerance, the extraordinary benevolence of Malaysian citizens follows.
And unwittingly with a smirk, remember the old man Marx with the eternal postulate about the unity and the struggle of opposites. Apparently, Malaysia has its own way. There is something to think about!