What is the culture in Malaysia?

Malaysia is located against the Straits of Melaka, protected, against swells and tsunamis, this part of the peninsula has welcomed foreign visitors since the days of early traders. Such a convenient shipping route has, over the centuries, created a cosmopolitan culture that is well-schooled in English.
One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several meters away from ancient reefs. A fascinating fusion of tradition and modernity, Malaysia's architecture today is a reflection of Asia's many styles, cultures and religions. These influences include Hindu-Indian, Arab-Muslim, Chinese and European. Portuguese, Dutch and British colonization have also influenced local architecture. Now, the country embraces an independent modern Malaysian vision whilst staying true to its rich culture and heritage.