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Kuala Lumpur

       Hindu-Buddhist influence was strong in the centuries before the coming of Islam. By 1400, when the Malacca Sultanate was at the height of its power, Islam had become a major influence. By 1511, Malacca had fallen to the Portuguese. Meanwhile, the Dutch had been establishing their influence and presence in Java. By 1641, the Dutch had also taken over Malacca but they in turn lost it to the British who had been slowly consolidating their hold on the Malay states following Francis Light’s arrival in Penang in 1786. In 1815 Malacca was in British hands and in 1819 Stamford Raffles founded Singapore. Thereafter, through treaties, relentless political pressure and diplomacy, the British slowly extended their control over all the states of the Malay Peninsula.

        Sarawak, once part of the Sultan of Brunei’s Empire, was ruled by a British adventurer named James Brooke and his descendants starting in 1841. In 1888, Sarawak and North Borneo (Sabah) became British protectorates. By the 1920s, all the states that eventually comprised Malaysia were under British control. The first stirrings of Malaysian nationalism were felt in the 1930s and following the end of World War II, the momentum of nationalism picked up again, culminating in independence for the Federation of Malaya in 1957 and the formation of Malaysia in 1963.

          Malaysia has a population of slightly over 17 million with 14 million living in Peninsular Malaysia and 3 million in Sabah and Sarawak. They are of a variety of racial backgrounds, with Malays, Chinese and Indians forming the majority on the peninsula, and lban, Kadazan and Bidayuh being the main indigenous ethnic groups in Sabah and Sarawak. Bahasa Malaysia is the official national language, but Chinese dialects and Tamil are still widely used in their respective communities. And most people speak English.                              

           Malaysia’s economy is basically a developing free-enterprise economy based on primary products steadily undergoing industrialization. Malaysia is among the world’s largest producers of tin, rubber and palm oil. Other major products include petroleum, timber and pepper.

           Malaysia is a tropical wonderland situated in the heart of South-East Asia just north of the Equator. It is made up of two regions: Peninsular Malaysia which lies between Thailand and Singapore, and East Malaysia which is situated across the South China Sea on the island of Borneo. Together, these two regions cover an area of about 330,434 square kilometers.


(Kuala Lumpur)

3-day/2-night (per person sharing twin)

Single supplement (per person)

Extra night (per room)

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 The above tour package (minimum 2 persons) includes:

        -     SIC Round trip airport/hotel transfers

        -     2-day American breakfast 

        -    2-night hotel accommodation at a hotel of your choice 

        -    A half-day SIC Countryside Tour 

        -    A half-day SIC City Tour

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