Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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  Magnificent Mosque :
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  Spectacular Buddhist Temples :
  Overview
  KL & Selangor
  Perak & Penang
  Kelantan, Terengganu & Pahang
  Melaka & Johor
  Sabah & Sarawak
 
  Unique Thai Buddhist Temples :
  KL, Penang, Kedah & Kelantan
 
  Majestic Hindu Temples :
  Overview
  KL & Selangor
  Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Penang
  Pahang, Perak & Johor
 
  Captivating Churches :
  Overview
  KL, Perak & Penang
  Negeri Sembilan & Melaka
  Sabah & Sarawak
 
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  KL, Negeri Sembilan & Johor
 
 
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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
PLACES OF WORSHIP
MAGNIFICENT MOSQUE : General Info
 
 

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Malaysia is a melting pot of people from various races. Its population consists of an interesting mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian, Sikh, Iban, Kadazan, Peranakan and other ethnic communities. Despite the m?ange of cultures and traditions, mutual respect and tolerance are the qualities that bind all Malaysians together.

 

The diversity of cultures in Malaysia is evident in the colourful spectrum of traditions, festivals and cuisines. Islam is the official religion; however, other religions are practiced freely. People from various races and cultural backgrounds practise Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism and other faiths.   This multiracial population has given rise to many places of worship. Mosques, Buddhist and Taoist temples, Indian and Sikh temples, Thai wats and churches of different denominations dot the streets of Malaysia. It is not impossible to find, within the same area, various religious houses attesting to different faiths. Interestingly, there are places where a mosque, Buddhist temple, Hindu temple, a church and Sikh temple co-exist on the same street, if not side by side.

 
 

 

These streets have been nicknamed the ?Street of Religious Harmony? and some have existed for 100 years. Among such places are Jalan Masjid Kapitan Kling in Penang, Jalan Tokong and Jalan Tukang Emas in Melaka, Jalan Yam Tuan and Jalan Dato? Bandar Tunggal in Negeri Sembilan as well as Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur.   With so many cultures co-existing in harmony within its shores, Malaysia naturally boasts a myriad of festivals celebrated throughout the year. The major festivals are Aidilfitri (Eid-ur-Fitr), Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Christmas, Vasakhi, Gawai Dayak and Tadau Ka?amatan. During these festivals, Malaysians practice a concept called ?open house?, an occasion to receive well-wishers. There will be feasting and merry-making as everyone partakes in the gaiety of the occasion. Malaysians of all races and religions join in the festivities. Several of these places of worship are known throughout the world for their festivals.

 
 
 
MAGNIFICENT MOSQUE : General Info
PLACES OF WORSHIP