Malaysia & Singapore (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness commute advisor: Malaysia & Singapore is your integral advisor to this pretty a part of the realm. full of full-color images, illustrations, and specific maps, this up to date consultant explores the region's many dynamic positive factors, from the simplest areas to identify colourful fish and unique jungle-dwelling animals like orangutans, to the superb foodstuff and the today's metropolises of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

In this advisor you'll locate exact listings of the easiest inns, eating places, bars, and outlets for all budgets. discover neighborhood gala's and markets, day journeys and tours, beautiful shores, and locate your means without problems round the quarter. DK's insider assistance and cultural insights may also help you discover each nook of Malaysia and Singapore, as though you have been a local.

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A Tamil (southern Indian) harvest festival celebrated by boiling rice, sugar, and milk until the pot overflows, symbolizing prosperity. This is offered to gods at Hindu temples. Thaipusam (Jan/Feb), nationwide. A Hindu festival honoring Lord Murugan, in which thousands of devotees carry kavadis, or steel arches, attached to their skin by hooks, and walk in a massive procession from the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (see p64) to the Batu Caves (see p90), one of the largest temple caves in the country.

I N T R O D U C I N G M A L AY S I A 53 AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE A (KUALA LUMPUR) °F °C 30 90 25 80 20 70 15 60 10 50 5 40 30 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun OCTOBER TO DECEMBER Due to heavy rain and rough seas on the east coast, boat travel to small islands is tough. Some national parks are also closed. The two important religious festivals during this season are the Mooncake Festival and Deepavali. Although there are only a few Christians in Malaysia, Christmas is still a much celebrated event. Borneo Cultural Festival (Oct), Sibu.

ARRIVAL V OF THE BRITISH Things changed dramatically in Malaysia with the arrival of the British in the 18th century. The British East India Company (EIC) needed a halfway base for their maritime trade with India and China. In 1786, Sir Francis Light (see p103) signed a treaty and acquired Penang from the Sultan of Kedah on behalf of the company and established it as a British ships arriving to take control of Malacca in 1824 Sir Stamford Raffles part of Borneo to Sulu 1680 1819 Sir Stamford Raffles founds Singapore 1704 Brunei cedes 1826 Formation of the Straits Settlements 1740 Detail of Borneo from Peter Plancius’s chart of Borneo, 1595 1800 1786 Sir Francis 1824 Malacca Light acquires Penang for the British East India Company passes to Britain under the AngloDutch Treaty T 38 I N T R O D U C I N G M A L AY S I A A N D S I N G A P O R E The Straits Settlements Between 1826 and 1946, the British Crown held a group of geographically separate territories consisting of Penang, Malacca, Singapore, Province Wellesley, and surrounding islands, under the collective name of the Straits Settlements.

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