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Hence its history is one of continual interaction with foreign powers and influences.

Even in pre-historical times, its warm tropical climate and abundant natural blessings made it a congenial destination for immigrants as early as 10000 years ago when the ancestors of the indigenous peoples of Malaysia (the Orang Asli), settled here.

So come on over and say hi to us while we’re still here living in our rural town of Mersing.

Scuba divers have known about Malaysia forever but the rest of you probably haven’t.

It’s not just about the island’s and beaches however, (though admittedly they are our favourites) the first places we fell in love with were Penang, Malacca and even Kuala Lumpur.

The main difference between the two groups was that British control was somewhat looser in the non-federated states.

The federated states were Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, and Pahang.

Traders from the West have no other choice but to travel along the narrow straits to avoid the torrential monsoons in Indian Ocean.

Another reason is the natural richness of South East Asia, supplying everything from the tin required for the industrial revolution in Britain to spices desperately needed to preserve meat during the winter months.

From about 1850, tin-mining activity greatly expanded in the Malay Peninsula, and this caused Malay rulers and the immigrant Chinese they employed became involved in territorial disputes.

Fearful that these might disrupt trade, and due to a change in the government policy in England, the British gradually took control of the peninsular states, working indirectly through the Malay rulers.

The title should probably read: 10 reasons why you absolutely HAVE TO visit Malaysia.

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