Malaysia Trivia
Fun Facts, Opinions & Travel News

This Malaysia Trivia section is a fascinating A-Z list of trivia, Malaysia culture, food, statistics, curiosities as well as my opinions and comments on various travel-related news items.

Much of this material used to be in my e-book Offbeat Malaysia which was sold via the Blurb bookstore. I have now decided to discontinue the book but to incorporate the contents free of charge into this Malaysia Traveller website instead so that more people can enjoy it and to make it easier for me to update and expand.

If you want to know:

  • why KL Railway Station was built to withstand six feet of snow.
  • where is the most polluted place in South East Asia
  • which genus of Malaysian mosquito eats ants' vomit
  • where you are least and most likely to suffer from food poisoning 
  • what is the difference between a pawang and a bomoh
  • what are the health benefits of dragon fruit
  • where litter bugs go after they die
  • the breakdown of Malaysia's hotel occupancy rates by state
  • who was Malacca's hero banker
  • average household income figures
  • when to use 'Lah!'
  • which Malaysian ethnic groups have the highest and lowest life expectancy
  • the ingredients of the most popular local dishes
  • a list of the tallest mountains in Malaysia
  • where you can find a bound feet shoe shop
  • the wettest places in Malaysia
  • which state has the cheapest domestic water rates

You can find all the answers to these questions and many more by clicking on the links below.

What topics are included under Malaysia Trivia?

Malaysia Traveller Trivia


As mentioned, my Malaysia Trivia takes the form of an A-Z guide and covers hundreds of subjects. Click on any subject you like but I hope you will read them all in turn.

ACRONYMS

AH LONG

AIR POLLUTION 

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN MALAYSIA

AMOK

ANG POW

ARCHITECTURE IN MALAYSIA

ARMED FORCES

ARTISTS

ASIAN APHRODISIACS

ASSAM LAKSA

AYAM BRAND


BABIES

BADMINTON

BAHASA MALAYSIA

BAJU KURUNG

BALIK KAMPUNG

BAMBOO

BANK KERAPU

BANKS

BANK NOTES

BARBERS

BAS MINI 

BATU

BATU CAVES

BATU GAJAH

BELACAN

BENEDICTINE DOM

BENTONG

BIRD CAGES

BIRD PARK

BIRTH PANGS

BOOKS

BOUND FEET SHOE SHOP

BROADBAND

BROGA

BROTHEL NO. 8

BUDDHA JAYANTI TEMPLE

BUJANG VALLEY

BUKIT LARUT

BUMIPUTERA

BUNGALOW

BUTTERFLY PARKS


CALENDAR

CAMERON HIGHLANDS

CANTONESE

CAPE RACHADO

CAREY ISLAND

CARS

CAR LICENCE PLATES

CAR NUMBER PLATE AUCTIONS

CATS

CAUSEWAY

CAVES

CENDOL

CHAMANG WATERFALL

CHARLES ALMA BAKER 

CHARTERED BANK

CHEE CHEONG FUN

CHEESE

CHERATING

CHICKS

CHINATOWN

CHINESE NEW YEAR

CHIN SWEE CAVES TEMPLE

CHOPSTICKS

CIGARETTES

CIVIL SERVANTS

CLIMATE

COAT OF ARMS

COCOA

COLISEUM

CONCUBINE LANE

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

COOLIES

CRIME 

CUTCH

CYCLE RICKSHAWS


DADAH

DATUK 

DEEPAVALI

DEMONYMS 

DENGUE FEVER

DENTISTS

DIABETES

DIMSUM

DIVORCE

DOGS

DRIVING HABITS

DURIAN 

DUTCH


EAST INDIA COMPANY

EMERGENCY

ENVIRONMENT

EURASIANS

EXAMS

EXCITING THINGS TO DO IN KL

EXECUTIONS

EXILE

EXPATRIATES

EXPORTS


FAST FOOD

FENG SHUI

FISHING

FISHING INDUSTRY

FLAG

FLOATING MOSQUES

FMS BAR & RESTAURANT, IPOH

FOOD

FOREIGN WORKERS

FOOD POISONING

FOREST RESERVES

FORT DUYONG, KUALA TERENGGANU

FRASER’S HILL OR CAMERON HIGHLANDS

FRIED OYSTER OMELETTE

FRUIT


GAMBLING

GARBAGE

GARDENS

GAYS

GEMAS

GEOGRAPHY

GEOLOGY

GOD’S LITTLE ACRE, BATI GAJAH

GINGER

GIN PAHIT

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS

GODOWN

GOLD

GOLF

GONG XI FA CAI

GURKHAS

GREETINGS

GUINNESS


HAKKAS, HOKKIEN & HAINANESE

HANTU

HARI RAYA

HEIGHT

HERITAGE

HIBISCUS

HIMALAYA/MALAYA

HIV/AIDS

HOKKIEN MEE

HONG KONG BAR, CHULIA STREET, PENANG

HORSE RACING

HOTELS

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

HOUSING

HUBBACK A B

HUNGRY GHOST


ICE KACANG

I-CITY

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

INDIA

INDONESIAN

INTER-ETHNIC MARRIAGE

IPOH RAILWAY STATION

IPOH WHITE COFFEE

ISTANA JAHAR, KOTA BHARU

ISTANA NEGARA



JAPANESE OCCUPATION

JIM THOMPSON

JUGRA - LIGHTHOUSES AND LEGENDS

JUNGLE


KACIP FATIMAH

KAJANG'S ORNATE DRAGON TEMPLES

KAKI LIMA

KAMPUNG MALAYSIA RAYA

KAMPUNG PANTAI

KAPITAN CHINA CHUNG KENG QUEE, TAIPING

KARST TOWERS

KELANTAN’S THAI TEMPLES

KITES

KL

KLIA

KLCI

KOAY TEOW

KOLAM

KRAMAT

KRIS

KUAN YIN


LAH!

LAKSA TELUK KECHAI

LANGKAWI

LANDSLIPS

LCCT

LIFE EXPECTANCY

LIGHTNING

LITTLE INDIA

LORRY

LOTUS PLANT


MACC

MAHATHIR

MAIDS

MAINTENANCE

MALACCA’S HERO BANKER

MALARIA

MALAYA

MALAY COLLEGE

MALAYSIA

MALAYSIA BOOK OF RECORDS

MALLS

MANDARIN

MANGLISH

MANGROVE

MANNERS

MAPHILINDO

MARMITE

MARRIAGE

MAT REMPIT

MAT SALLEH

MEASUREMENT

MEE GORENG

MEAT

MERDEKA DAY

MILK

MINANGKABAU

MM2H

MONARCHY SYSTEM

MONSOON

MOSQUITOES

MULU CAVES

MUSHROOMS

MY KAD


NAMES

NASI LEMAK

NASI KANDAR

NATIONAL BIRD

NATIONAL PRINCIPLES

NATIONAL SERVICE

NEGARA KU

NEWSPAPERS

9-1 MARTYRS MEMORIAL


OIL

ORANG ASLI

ORANG UTAN

ORCHIDS

ORIENT EXPRESS

OYSTER SAUCE


PAGODAS

PARKING

PASAR MALAM

PAWANG

PAWN SHOPS

PETALING JAYA

PEWTER

PIRATES OF MALAYSIA

PLACE NAMES

PLASTIC BAGS

POLICE

POLLUTION

PONDAN

POPULATION

POPULATION DENSITY

PORRIDGE

PORTUGUESE

PORT WELD

POSTCARD FROM PENANG

P PLATES

PRECEDENCE

PROBOSCIS MONKEY

PRISONS

PROPERTY VALUES

PROTON & PERODUA

PUTRAJAYA MONORAIL


QUARRYING


RABIES

RACES

RAFFLESIA

RAINFALL

RAMADHAN

RAPID KL

REAL ESTATE

REDANG ISLAND - WHAT'S KILLING THE FISH?

REFUGEES

RELA

RELIGION

RINGGIT

ROAD SIGNS

ROJAK

ROTAN

ROTI CANAI



SAMSU

SANDAKAN MEMORIAL PARK

SATAY

SCHOOLS

SEA SLUG

SELANGOR CLUB

SENIORS

SHIPPING

SHOPHOUSES

SHOPPING

SIGNATURE TOWER

SILAT SENI GAYONG

SILLY SIGNAGE

SIPADAN ISLAND

SMUGGLING

SNAKES

SNATCH THIEVES

SOY SAUCE

SPIES

STAMPS

STAR FRUIT

STATE FLAGS & COATS OF ARMS

STENGAH

STEROTYPES

STINK BEANS

ST. MARY’S

ST. MICHAEL’S INSTITUTION, IPOH

STUDYING ABROAD

SUBSIDIES

SUGAR

SUPERMARKETS

SUPERSTITIOUS

SWIFTLET FARMS




TAMIL 

TAX

TAXIS

TEH TARIK

TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND DIALLING CODES

13 MAY 1969

THOUSAND YEAR OLD EGG

TIFFIN

TIFFIN CARRIERS

TIGERS

TIOMAN

TIPPING

TODDY

TOFU

TOILETS

TONGKAT ALI

TOUCH ’N GO

TOURIST ARRIVALS

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

TREE HOUSE

TREES

TRIADS/SECRET SOCIETIES

TUNE HOTELS

TURTLES

TV


UNCLE

UNESCO HERITAGE SITES

UMNO

URBANISATION


VACANCIES

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS

VICE



WAKAF, SURAU & MASJID

WAN TAN MEE

WAR MEMORIAL

WATERFALLS

WATER TARIFF

WILD BOARS

WOK


XIAMEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

XYLOPHONE


YUM SING


ZOOS

It may take me a while to update and activate all these Malaysia Trivia links so please bear with me.

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