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Teach abroad in Malaysia

About
Malaysia

Malaysia is the most Southerly country of mainland South East Asia (excluding the city state of Singapore and the islands of Indonesia).  Split between the mainland and the Malaysian Borneo, it is a nation of many cultures. Colonial influence can be found from the Portuguese, French, Dutch, Japanese, and British.  The last nation Western nation to hold influence over Malaysia was the British until independence in 1948.  Malaysia is a multicultural nation, with people who identify as Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arab, and Tamil.  Islam is the state religion, but freedom of religion is protected by law.  It has a tropical climate and many jungles, as well as modern cities.  

Population: 
28,334,135
Capital: 
Kuala Lumpur
Language: 
Malaysian
Area: 
329,847 sq km (same as New Mexico or Norway)