What does the name malaysia mean?
Malaysia derives from the name Malaya(modern day Peninsular Malaysia or West Malaysia), and the merger of letters from the state names Sabah, Sarawak (s,a) and Singapore (s,i). Sabah and Sarawak (East Malaysia, or Malaysian Borneo) remain as a part of the 13 states that makes up Malaysia, but Singapore seceded in August 1965.
- I have the opportunity of travelling in Malaysia and from what I have been told, not all the Muslim women wear the hijab. Does this mean they are not really an Islamic nation?
- I understand that Singapore citizens can only own property in Malaysia by paying a levy. Does it mean that if they inherit property in Malaysia, a levy will also be imposed?
- What does the name malaysia mean?