Published on January 15th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team
10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT MALAYSIA
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Read time: less than a minuteWe bring you 10 things that make Malaysia unique/brilliant/kinda crazy. Enjoy.
1. CHOW TIME
There are 44.2 billion mentions of Malaysian food on the internet. We have a sudden craving for Laksa.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
2. BIKE INVASION
When the Japanese invaded Malaysia they did it on bicycles, taking only 45 days to get from the north to the south.Â
3. BIG STUFF
The worldâ€™s largest cave, the Sarawak Chamber, is in Malaysia. Itâ€™s big enough to hold forty Boeing 747s. And about 3,000 ponies.Â
4. THE OTHERS
Malaysians rarely call themselves Malaysians, at home at least. Theyâ€™re either Chinese, Indian or Dan Lain Lain â€“ the others.
5. SHARP CASH
The Malaysian currency is ringgit, which means â€˜sharp edgesâ€™. This was because of the rough silver coins the Spanish brought with them.
6. TALL BUILDINGS
The KL Towers look taller than the Petronas Towers, by cheating. Theyâ€™re built on a hill.
The Malays have 9 reigning royal families.
8. OLD WOOD
Malaysiaâ€™s tropical forests are the oldest in the world. They look pretty good for a 130 million year old.Â
9. GOING ROUND
Malaysia boasts the worldâ€™s largest roundabout. Itâ€™s 3.5km in diameter. Bring snacks in case you miss your exit.Â
10. THE POINTY BIT
If you need to point at something, use your thumb. A finger is considered rude.