Activities and Answers for Malaysia

Language Arts

  • Visit .asiatour Malaysia and visit the photo gallery. The pictures are arranged by state. Choose two and look at the pictures. What is similar about the two states? What is different? Which would you like to visit? Answers will vary.
  • Read about the Longhouses in Sarawak. What do you think it would be like to live in a longhouse with all your relatives? This Malaysia Page also has information about longhouses. Answers will vary.
  • Say you're planning a trip to Malaysia and you want to spend time on the beach. Visit this Malaysia Page and look up Places, then Islands and Beaches. Read about the various places to visit, then choose one you'd like to visit. Why did you make that choice? Answers will vary.

Social Studies

  • Visit Destination Malaysia and read about the environment. Describe the land and vegetation. Some mountains, rivers, and 60% rainforest What do you think would happen if the government builds a dam in Sarawak? Answers will vary - encourage students to look at both the positive for the country and the negative for the world What is the climate like? hot, humid, and monsoonal
  • Visit this Malaysia Page and find out what four people groups live in Malaysia. Malay, Chinese, Indian, tribal peoples Which people have been there the longest? tribal peoples
  • Visit Malaysia Home Page and read about the history of Malaysia. What five groups have conquered and/or ruled Malaysia since 100 BC? Indians, Islamic Arabs, Portuegese, Dutch, and British What ceremony shows Malaysia's connection to India? the wedding ceremony In the golden age, how were the ports and trading managed? by syahbandars, or harbor masters, who were in charge of the ships from various countries Why were the colonial powers interested in Malaysia? they wanted the trade in the East
  • Visit Destination Malaysia and look at the maps, and the maps under places from Malaysia Home Page. What is the capital of Malaysia? Kuala Lumpur What countries surround Malaysia (include the ones that are nearby with water separating them)? Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, What body of water is north of Malaysia? South China Sea southwest? Straits of Melaka northeast? Sulu Sea What do you think it would be like to govern a country separated by water like this? Answers will vary.
  • Malaysia Online has news and other tourist info.


  • Visit Destination Malaysia and read about the money. What is the Malaysian money called? ringgit Say you take US $250 dollars to Malaysia to visit. How much Malaysian money would that be? 975 ringgit If you stayed in the cheapest hotels and ate the cheapest meals, how many days could you say there? about 2 weeks


  • Visit Malaysia Home Page and read about the holidays. Which one is happening now? Read about Thaipusam. If you're really brave, look at these pictures of Thaipusam. What can you pray for? Answers will vary

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