Malaysia
Photos [downloadable for reports]
 
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
Links
The Land
  • Kuala Lumpur (Lonely Planet)
    View travel tips and information about the capital city of Malaysia.
  • Malaysia (CIA World Factbook) Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • Weather (CNN.com) Get the current weather conditions for Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia.
History and Government
  • About the Malaysian Government @myGovernment (myGovernment, The Malaysia Government’s official portal)
    Learn more about Malaysia’s king, constitution, parliament, flag, coat of arms, national anthem, and more.
  • Keadilan
    The website of the People’s Justice Party, or Keadilan, carries political news and special features.
  • Malaysian Timeline
    View a photo-illustrated interactive timeline of the history of Malaysia.
The People
  • Kaleideculture Learn more about Malaysia’s diverse ethnic groups.
  • Sisters in Islam This is the website of a group of Malaysian Muslim women committed to promoting the rights of women
Cultural Life
  • Musical Malaysia Listen to and read about Malaysian music, region by region, and learn about the musical instruments of Malaysia.
  • Radio Televisyen Malaysia Check out the websites and listen to streaming broadcasts from radio stations in Malaysia.
The Economy
  • Bernama.com (Malaysian News Agency) Get news from the Malaysian government’s news agency.
  • Country Briefings: Malaysia (Economist.com) The latest articles about the Malaysian economy
  • Malaysiakini This is a Web publication that operates without government control and is not owned by any political party. It offers news, opinions, editorials, features, and letters.
  • The Universal Currency Converter (xe.com) Compare the currency of Malaysia with the currency of other nations around the world.
For More Information
  • AllMalaysia.info
    Learn about Malaysia’s ethnic groups, religions, festivals, arts, social customs, government, health, and education.
  • Malaysia (CountryReports.org) Find general country information, including geography, government, economy, etc.
  • Malaysia (Lonely Planet) Travel tips and country info
  • Profile: Malaysia (BBC News) Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, timeline, overview, and watch video news clips http://www.national-anthems.net/countries/index.php?id=MY
    Listen to Malaysia's National Anthem (slawek.com)
Teacher Resources
  • Gasping for Truth: Tracking the Spread of SARS around the world (New York Times Lesson Plan Archives) (Grades 6–12) This is a lesson that could also be applied to the spread of avian flu. Students assess international responses to fighting the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Then each student or group of students writes a news report for people in their region of study.
  • Help Is on the Way: Exploring International Relief Efforts to Aid South Asia (New York Times Lesson Plan Archives) (Grades 6–12) Malaysia is one of the South Asian countries affected by the tsunami that struck on December 26, 2004. In this activity, groups of students research and write pages for a guide that gives country-specific information about relief needs and how to meet them. Each individual student then writes a news story that incorporates a personal aspect of relief efforts in the country the group researched.
  • Reaching New Heights (Discovery Education, discoveryschool.com) (Grades 6-8)
    Students learn about the materials and technological advances that allow humans to construct taller and taller buildings. The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are one example. Pairs of students research one particular building on the list provided and add a picture and facts about it to a class timeline of skyscraper construction. Discussion questions are included.
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