Malaysian Borneo's jungles are legendary, home to a small population of orangutans and some of the region's most arresting landscapes.
Shem V Goh and Wee Kiong Tan of Malaysia during the Men's Badminton Doubles Gold Medal Match on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
V Shem Goh and Wee Kiong Tan of Malaysia (Silver), Haifeng Fu and Nan Zhang of China (Gold), and Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Great Britain (Bronze) stand on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Men's Badminton Doubles competition on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia compete during the Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match against Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia compete during the Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match against Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Malaya united with North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore on 16 September 1963 to become Malaysia.
Less than two years later in 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation.The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in politics.About half the population is ethnically Malay, with large minorities of Malaysian Chinese which also form the second largest community of Overseas Chinese in the world, Malaysian Indians, and indigenous peoples.is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia.It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 330,803 square kilometres (127,720 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo).The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government.With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the 44th most populous country.The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources, but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism.It is also one of the few developing countries to subsidise heavily on education and healthcare.Kuala Lumpur has become one of the region's fastest developing cities, a clash of towering glass skyscrapers and lush parks and gardens.Its beaches are every bit as alluring as neighboring Thailand's, while the cool tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands and the steaming rainforests of Taman Negara make it a place for adventurers, too.