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17th September 2014

5 Things you should know about Malaysia Day

Malaysia_Day_Event_20115 Things you should know about Malaysia Day

If you are on a sailing holiday in Malaysia, then it won’t have escaped your attention that 16th September is Malaysia Day!

  • Malaysia Day is held on the 16th September every year.
  • It commemorates the beginning of the federation of Malaysia which was agreed on this date in 1963.
  • Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore all joined together to create the new Malaysia.
  • The new federation was planned to begin on the 1st June, but was held up due to objections from neighbouring countries Indonesia and the Philippines.
  • Since 2010, Malaysia Day is now a public holiday.


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