When the Japanese occupied what is now Malaysia during WWII, they changed the local time zone to match Japan’s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Singapore used to be a part of Malaysia, but was involuntarily expelled in 1965, before outperform its former motherland to become one of the richest nations on Earth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Malaysia has chicken beauty pageants where chickens are judged on their appearance, confidence, and style. Prizes for winning can be as high as $10,000. rojakdaily.com/entertainm…
The war in Malaysia in the early fifties was known as The Malayan Emergency so that plantation owners could claim insurance for any damages as their policies did not cover civil war en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
In Mainland China and Malaysia, movies have restrictions that villains should be punished in the end. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
In 2019, a flight bound for Malaysia was abruptly forced to turn around after a mother on board forgot her baby at the airport. travelnoire.com/plane-tur…
Singapore and Malaysia have the busiest international land border checkpoint in the world and also the busiest international air route by flights flown en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
Today I learned about four museums that focus solely on cats: one in Malaysia; one in the Netherlands, one in Lithuania, and one in the US. There's also a museum in the US dedicated to Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) statues. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
. The southernmost point on mainland Asia is Tanjung Piai. It is part of Malaysia and home to an important nature preserve less than 100 miles from the equator with the skyline of Singapore visible in the distance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Erykah Badu's concert was cancelled in Malaysia in 2012 because it was found that she had applied a temporary tattoo of the word Allah on a part of her body en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ery…
Singapore gained its independence upon being expelled from Malaysia over racial tensions between the Chinese and Malays, making it the only modern sovereign state to receive independence involuntarily en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
The Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappearance is not a total mystery. Although we haven't found the complete wreckage multiple investigations paint a picture of what probably happened. Spoiler: the senior pilot most likely flew the plane into the ocean after killing everyone on board. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
Queen Elizabeth is not the oldest state leader. The oldest leader is Mahathir Mohamad, PM of Malaysia, sitting at 94 years and 227 days en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
22c/71.6f is a cold spell in malaysia straitstimes.com/asia/se-…
There's a spider in Malaysia scientifically named after Bowie, the "Heteropoda davidbowie". nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Malaysia has an unusual rotating monarchy, where the top job rotates between nine hereditary state rulers every five years. bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
In 1865, an American colony once existed in North Borneo (present-day Sabah, Malaysia) dailyexpress.com.my/news.…
The last Kenny Rogers Roasters operating in North America closed on December 31, 2011, but it continues to flourish in Asia, with locations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Cambodia, Bangladesh and the Philippines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Today I learned of Operation Dawn Raid, where Malaysia acquired Guthrie on 7 September 1981, the oldest and 2nd largest plantation company on London Stock Exchange by surprise. cilisos.my/the-greatest-h…
Malaysia's space agency, Angkasa, convened a conference of 150 Islamic scientists and scholars to figure out what direction a Muslim astronaut would need to face to pray from the International Space Station outline.com/ktqdse
Malaysian Crown Prince Tunku Ismail mocked religious hardliners in Malaysia by wearing Hulk Hands to shake hands, after being told to wear gloves when shaking hands with women. news.asiaone.com/news/mal…
Today I learned of 20th Century Fox World. A movie inspired theme park that Fox planned to open in 2020 in Malaysia with a second park planned for Dubai. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20t…
Today I learned about Forest City. An entire futuristic luxury city built at once by one company on artificial land in Malaysia. forestcitycgpv.com
Today I learned about Alfred Russel Wallace, a young Welsh explorer who spent 4 years in Brazil, nearly blind after his glasses broke. While returning home the ship caught fire, destroying all his findings. He then went to Malaysia, collecting 127,000 specimens. In 1858 he conceived his own theory of evolution. nhm.ac.uk/discover/who-wa…
Singapore wanted to remain a part of Malaysia, but were expelled from the Federation. Singapore ended up being one of the wealthiest countries in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
On Oct 21st, 1993, the ocean completely flooded an abandoned tin mine in Pantai Remis, Malaysia after only a few minutes, forming a cove approx. the size of 34 football fields. youtube.com/watch?v=5Xupg…
Nitrogen gas is liquified at extremely low temperature βˆ’196 Β°C or βˆ’320 Β°F. It can cause rapid freezing on contact with any materials or living tissues. Liquid nitrogen can be stored and sometimes used for gastronomic cooking such a the dragon breath candy, a popular snack in Malaysia youtu.be/z-PEzSr-Qbs
It is possible that Magellan's slave "Enrique" may actually have been the first man to circumnavigate the globe, assuming he managed to go back to his homeland of Malacca (in modern Malaysia) after historical records lost track of him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enr…
The Camponotus Saundersi, a species of ant found in Malaysia and Brunei, can explode suicidally and aggressively as an ultimate act of defense. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Cutter (a division of Bayer) knowingly sold blood tainted with the HIV virus to Taiwan, Malaysia, Argentina, China, and other "less developed countries", effectively infecting thousands of hemophiliacs with HIV. nytimes.com/2003/05/22/bu…
Singapore was forcibly expelled from Malaysia becoming an independent country against their wishes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge was scheduled to fly on Malaysia Air flights MH17 (which was shot down over Ukraine) and MH370 (which disappeared) . Both times, he changed his plans and booked a different flight. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street was funded by Riza Aziz who diverted $155M from Malaysia's 1MDB economic development company. In addition, his step-father (Prime Minister Najib Razak) channeled $700M into his personal account. 1MDB has no company address and was issued a $3B bond by Goldman Sachs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
People in Mainland China call Mandarin "pΗ”tōng huΓ " or common language, while Taiwan uses the term "guΓ³ yΗ”" or National Language. However in Singapore and Malaysia, the same language is called "huΓ‘ yΗ”" yoyochinese.com/blog/Lear…
Malaysia's Peacekeeping force under the UN played a significant role in the rescue of american forces from Somalia in Black Hawk Down says.com/my/news/us-thank…
On 13 May 1969, a post election celebration in Malaysia resulted in one of the worst racial riots the country had seen. The violence between the ethnic Malays and Chinese on that day eventually resulted in a change in government policy that would favor Malays in housing, education and more en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_…
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was banned by Malaysia's Ministry of Information in 1995 because the "Morphin" sounded too close to "Morphine". coconuts.co/kl/news/crack…
When Malaysia was occupied by Japan, Malaysia had to adopt the Tokyo timezone and had to do things one hour ahead of its usual time nas.gov.sg/blogs/archivis…
In 2007 Islamic scholars in Malaysia spent a year working out how the country's first astronaut could pray facing Mecca. He was allowed to save his Ramadan fasting till his return theguardian.com/world/200…
The largest hotel in the world is located in Malaysia and is called the "First World Hotel" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Today I learned of the term "Indo-China"/"Indochinese Peninsula" for referring to Mainland Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam). The term emphasises the cultural influence of the Indian civilization and Chinese civilization on the region. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai…
Singapore was expelled from Malaysia, making it one of the few times in history when a countryο»Ώ has voluntarily divested itself of part of its own territory theweek.com/articles/5781…
The Alfa Romeo 164 was not sold under that name in Hong Kong and Malaysia because in Chinese the number 164 sounds like "all the way to death". It was instead marketed as the 168, which in Chinese sounds like "all the way to prosperity". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
The Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, then the tallest buildings in the world, were evacuated shortly after 9/11 after bomb threats were phoned in. No one was hurt, but six people fainted during the evacuation en.people.cn/english/2001…
Steven Gan and Premesh Chandran founded the only independent news source in Malaysia. Seeing a loophole in the country's Internet regulations they created Malaysialini, which was the first to criticise the government that had until then strict control of all print media en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The harmonious coexistence of the various religions along Pitt Street in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia has earned the street its nickname - the Street of Harmony. Places of worship of Islam,Taoism,Hinduism and Christianity are located within metres of one another along this street. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
Today I learned of the Briggs plan, where Britain interned 10% of Malaysia's population in an attempt to cut off support for guerillas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
The worlds largest roundabout is situated in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The roundabout is called ”Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah”, and has a diameter of 3.5km (2.2 miles). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
The Boeing 777 flying Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared mysteriously in 2014, was the 404th Boeing 777 manufactured en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
In 1993, the Pantai Remis landslide occurred in Malaysia, where a massive tin mine collapsed, generating what one academic has described as "the best landslide video ever seen" despite the bad resolution. youtube.com/watch?v=H6Ma0…

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