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Malaysia: Country where pregnant women avoid looking at ugly things

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo.

It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences.

The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

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Tallest twin buildings in the world

Till 2004, the Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur, standing 1,483 feet high with 88 storeys, was the tallest building in the world.

Till date, the Petronas Towers are the tallest twin buildings in the world and are joined by a sky bridge at levels 41 and 42, which are 558 feet off the ground.

Largest cave chamber in the world

The largest cave chamber in the world, the Sarawak Cave Chamber, is located in Gunung Mulu National Park on the Borneo Island.

This cave chamber is so vast that according to rough mathematics, it can accommodate 40 Boeing 747s without the planes even having to overlap their wings to fit in.

Caning

Malaysian law permits caning as a form of punishment.

The maximum number of strokes which can be ordered is 24.

Women and boys under the age of 10 or men over 50 years of age cannot be caned, except when charged with rape.

World’s oldest tropical rainforest

Taman Negara is estimated to be more than 130 million years old, making it the world’s oldest tropical rainforest.

To visit the park you need special permission from the government, but it’s well worth it considering if you have time to visit.

This rainforest is home to rare mammals such as the Malayan tiger, the crab-eating macaque, Sumatran rhinos and even the Asian elephant.

Pregnant women

Malaysian pregnant women keep themselves restricted with some moments during this period.

These women are not allowed to kill and tie anything because they believe it may result in a deformed baby.

Also, during the entire 9 months, they never carry water or fire behind their backs and even these women always make themselves away from looking at ugly things.

3rd world’s largest natural rubber producer

The natural rubber has infinite uses in every country around the globe.

With a production of around 996,673 metric tons of rubber, Malaysia has listed its name as the world third largest rubber producer.

While on a Malaysia tour, do not miss an opportunity to buy natural rubber gloves, also available at cost-effective prices.

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Local time in peninsular Malaysia has been adjusted eight times

The first adjustment was made in 1932 when the clocks were advanced by 20 minutes to lengthen daylight; in 1941.

The time sped up another 10 minutes; in 1942, we increased it for another two hours to follow Tokyo’s time.

In 1945, the time was brought backward to the time observed in 1941, and finally, on 1st January 1982, Tun Dr. Mahathir made the final adjustment by pushing the time forward by 30 minutes to sync up with Sabah and Sarawak.

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