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1 MALAYSIA HISTORY Knowing Malaysia POWERPOINT by Tourism Malaysia .
2 MALAYSIA HISTORYKnowing MalaysiaMalaysia has a rich history dating back to the 13th century. It was a busy seaport for European and Far East traders for many hundreds of years.It starts with the history of the state of Melaka, founded in the 13th century by a Sumatran prince. It became the most influential port city in Southeast Asia during this time. The early Arab traders brought Islam to Melaka. The local chiefs became the ‘sultans’ heading up a highly organised administrative structure to facilitate trade. Success brought prosperity, wealth and power to Melaka.POWERPOINTby Tourism Malaysia .
3 MALAYSIA HISTORYKnowing MalaysiaIn 1511, a Portuguese fleet led by Alfonso de Albuquerque sailed into Melaka harbor and captured the city with canon fire. A century later in 1641, the Dutch captured the city from the Portuguese and controlled the spice trade. In 1819 British administration replaced the Dutch and established a trading post in Singapore. Together with Penang and Melaka these centres eventually became known as the Straits Settlements.POWERPOINTby Tourism Malaysia .
4 MALAYSIA HISTORYKnowing MalaysiaThe British administration in Malaya lasted 138 years until her independence in The British granted independence to Malaya in 1957 in Kuala Lumpur's Merdeka Square. Tunku Abdul Rahman became the first prime minister of Malaya. It has a secular and democratic government. Malaysia has undergone tremendous growth and prosperity since 1957.POWERPOINTby Tourism Malaysia .
5 MALAYSIA HISTORYKnowing MalaysiaToday, Malaysia has one of the best airports, highways and telecommunication systems in Asia. The literacy rate is above 90% and poverty level is negligible. With a highly educated workforce and modern infrastructure, Malaysia attracts large foreign investment in the manufacturing and technology sectors.POWERPOINTby Tourism Malaysia .