Two Sides of Malaysia.


by Pascal Mannaerts

There are two Malaysia's: On the one hand, the exotic land, a country of adventures and feverish dreams, populated by pirates, jungle moist, tawny hunters, colonial palaces and sultans. And on the other side, a dynamic and modern country living between highways, skyscrapers, oil industries and mega-projects.

What we least expected, perhaps, is this Malaysia enriched by ethnic diversity, where Muslim Malays form only a small majority, alongside Chinese, Indians and Tamils. A true melting pot, reflecting the diverse origins of the settlers of yore and labor who came from the East. A kaleidoscope and Kuala Lumpur would be the prism…

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