Imagine trekking through isolation for centuries and waking up in the morning greeted by the timeless sounds of the forest.
A State Park created to protect the natural environment - the coral reefs, marine life, the fauna and flora.
Before World War II, the Malay Peninsula was governed by the British as the Federated Malay States (Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang), which were governed as a single entity, the Unfederated Malay States (Johor, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu and Kelantan), which were each governed as separate protectorates, and the Straits Settlements (including Malacca, Penang and Singapore), which were crown colonies.
A metropolitan city - modern cosmopolitan sophistication and nostalgic old world charm.
An island with rich multicultural history full of colonial heritage and Chinese influence.
World War II was disastrous for the British Malayan Command.
The Japanese swept down both coasts of the Malay Peninsula and despite fierce fighting, much of the British military was tied down fighting the Germans in Europe and those that remained in Malaya simply could not cope with the Japanese onslaught.
km in the northern part of the Peninsular and together with Perlis, Perak and Kelantan, shares a common border with neighbouring Thailand. Its population is about one million primarily Malay, though significant Chinese and Indian minorities can be seen.
It is known as the “Rice Bowl of Malaysia” where its rice plains together with Perlis produce more than half of the country’s home grown rice supply. Kedah’s early history can be traced from the prehistoric period to the archeological site of Bujang Valley, the early Maritime trade of India, Persia, Arabs to the written works of the early Chinese pilgrims and early Chinese records, the Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa or known as the Kedah Annals to the Al-Tarikh Salasilah Negeri Kedah.Kedah was also known as Kedaram, Kidaram, Kalagam and Kataha by the Tamils. (official), English (official for some purposes), Chinese languages (, , , Teochew, Hakka, Hainanese, Foochow), , , , Punjabi, and ; in addition, several indigenous languages are spoken in East Malaysia, especially Iban and Kadazan is a country in , located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of .West (peninsular) Malaysia shares a border with , is connected by a causeway and a bridge (the 'second link') to the island state of , and has coastlines on the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca. Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation.The situation was no different on Borneo, which fell to the Japanese on 1 April 1942 after months of fierce fighting.The Japanese occupation was brutal, and many, particularly the ethnic Chinese, suffered and perished during the occupation.One of nine islands that form a protected marine park, and it offers excellent diving and snorkeling.