Study at Malaysia

Malaysia is known throughout the world for its intoxicating mix of cultures.

Malaysia is known throughout the world for its intoxicating mix of cultures which has proven to be an irresistible draw for people from all around the world. As home to various ethnic groups, many countries regard Malaysia as the shining example of peaceful co-existence regardless of race and creed.

At the end of the day, you’d be hard pressed to find another country that can offer you the same heady mix of colors, culture, food, festivities and inspiration as the ones you’d find in Malaysia.



Malay food is often times described as spicy and flavourful as it utilizes a rich mixture of spices and herbs. Malay dishes can be distinguished into a few methods of cooking namely masak merah (tomato sauce), masak lemak (coconut milk), masak asam (sour-ish tamarind) and masak pedas (spicy). Some of the popular dishes that you wouldn’t want to miss include nasi lemak (coconut milk steamed rice), sambal belacan (shrimp paste with pounded chillies), beef rendang (dried beef curry), satay (barbecued skewered meat) and serunding (meat floss).


Popular for their curries, banana leaf rice and breads such as chapati, naan and roti (called prata in some countries), Indian food has been assimilated with Malay food through mix marriages among Indians and Malays, resulting in what is locally known as mamak (Indian Muslim), which cannot be found in India itself. Mamak restaurants can be found all over Malaysia, especially in the peninsular, and can be seen populated till the wee hours of the morning by people from all walks of life.


Chinese food in Malaysia is derived from mainland Chinese cuisine but has been influenced by local ingredients and dishes from other cultures in Malaysia though it remains distinctly Chinese. Popular dishes among locals and tourists alike include dim sum, sweet and sour dishes, char siew (sweet barbecued pork) and bak kut teh (herbal soup).

Malaysia Culture

Malaysia is home to many ethnic groups, each co-existing in harmony and helping to enrich the country’s cultural lifestyle. Its collective blend of food, traditions, clothing and customs ensure there is much for the visitor to experience here. Local cuisines can range from hot and spicy Indian and exotic Mediterranean to Western and popular Chinese dishes.

The multiculturalism has not only made a gastronomical paradise, it’s also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivities. Malaysians love celebrating, and socializing too in fact, where their laid back, warm and friendly mannerisms make them as approachable as you can imagine.

Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. Cool hideaways can be found in the highlands, while those who have a sunnier disposition will be able to kick back and chill at warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

Malaysia Food

Malaysia has often been described as heaven for food lovers both local and abroad. The cuisine reflects the country’s multi-ethnic population where the signature dishes of various ethnic groups have soared to even greater heights thanks to the multiple ethnic influences that are uniquely Malaysian.

The three main ethnic groups—Malay, Chinese and Indian—provide most Malaysians and tourists with their fill but for food connoisseurs, they can also choose from a number of different styles as well such as Western, Nyonya, Portuguese, Thai and more. Several international fast food chains can be found operating here as well, a perfect complement to the local food bazaars and road side stalls.