[June 11] Let’s meet the world: Malaysia
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy, ruled by the King Yang di-Pertuan Agong, in Southeast Asia. Malaysia has one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing an average 6.5% for almost 50 years. Located in the tropics, the country has a huge number of Malay animals and plants that are essential to promote economic growth through tourism. As a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Malaysia successfully cooperates with neighboring states such as Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Although all ethnic Malays are considered Muslim by declaration of the Constitution, the country has a variety of ethnics and cultures. The official language of Malaysia is Bahasa Malaysia, a standardized form of the Malay language; however, many other languages used in the nation are count 137 in total.
<Muhyiddin Yassin representing Malaysia>
Malaysia is the host of the National Day today (June 10th). The delegations including Muhyiddin Yassin, the Deputy Prime Minister from Malaysia, visited Yeosu and spoke to celebrate today. The celebration was followed by a traditional dance performance. Malay dancers made the stage successful. Malay ethnic minorities also gave cultural dance show to congratulate their National Day.
<Let’s meet their stage with some photos!>
Malay pavilion is popular for its abundant natural marine resources, which are well displayed in the exhibition. Malaysia invites the visitors to the space where they experience as if they are fish under the deep sea. Mudskipper, amphibian that can live both in ocean and land, is a mascot of Malaysia. The mascot represents the theme of Malay pavilion: “Live in harmony with nature”. The pavilion also has the biggest Chengal tree in the world. The Chengal has survived more than 1,300 years, and its height is about 65m. The old and giant tree catches the eyes of visitors.