My country, Malaysia, is a small independent country. Many races of people
live harmoniously together. There are Malays, Chinese, Indians and a
sprinkling of foreigners from Europe,
America, Japan, Korea and the surrounding South East Asian countries.
Malaysians are noted for their friendliness and warm hospitality. Each race
carries on with its own way of life. Most of the people in large towns work
in banks, offices, government departments and firms. The young attend
schools, colleges or universities. Those in the rural areas work in
fields, vegetable plots, poultry farms, rubber, coconut and oil palm estates
or tin-mines and factories.
Malaysians, being of different races, can be seen on the streets in their
various costumes, adding color to the scene. The warm, sunny and wet
climate throughout the year makes Malaysia a tropical paradise. Visitors
admire the green forested hills, the golden beaches with graceful coconut
palms fringing them, the blue sea and, of course, the local cuisine. Foreign
tourists find these places ideal for a holiday, as they get away from their
Besides, Malaysia's cool hill-resorts like Cameron Highlands, Fraser's
Hill and Genting Highlands make the day pleasant and refreshing, away from
the hot lowlands.
Lastly, Malaysia is a rich country, famous the world over for its tin,
rubber and palm oil exports. Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, is the largest
in Malaysia, with many modern buildings. The international airport at Subang
is always busy. I am proud of my country which I love dearly.