60+ Malaysia Trivia Questions and Answers

Malaysia seems to have it all, from its stunning buildings, and landscapes to its near-perfect rustic areas. The country’s strong economy is mostly powered by its consistent transport of raw materials making it a financial powerhouse in Asia.

Did you know that between the years 1963 and 1965, Singapore was a part of the fourteen states that together made up Malaysia? Following the August 9 riots over economic and political matters, Singapore got expelled and became a city-state of its own.

Malaysia Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

A number of rare animals live in Taman Negara national park. These animals include the crab-eating macaque, the Asian elephant, the Sumatran rhinos, the Malayan tiger, and King Cobra. Although the King Cobra can be found in other countries, Malaysia houses the most venomous snake species in the world.

Together with your friends, take up these Malaysian trivia questions and answers to understand the country in a broader context.


1. What is the official name of Malaysia?

Federation of Malaya


2. Malaysia, first and foremost, is a nation. Which of these became its administrative capital in 1999?



3. What is the capital of Malaysia?


4. We’re headed to West Malaysia, one of Malaysia’s two main geographical regions, home of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. West Malaysia is preferably called what?

Peninsular Malaysia


5. What are the four colors that appear on Malaysia’s flag?

Red, blue, yellow and white


6. Gunung Mulu National Park is well known for its limestone karst, featuring many caves, cliffs and rock pinnacles. In which state is this park located?



7. Who was the 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia?

Tunku Abdul Rahman


8. In Terengganu, there is a beach where tourists can witness giant leatherback turtles lay their eggs. What is the name of this beach?

Rantau Abang


9. The rafflesia flower can be found in Malaysia’s rainforests. Which state has the highest concentration of rafflesias?



10. What is the approximate population of Malaysia in 2006?

27 Million


11. In which specific part of the world is Malaysia?

Southeast Asia


12. Encompassing the states of Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu in Peninsular Malaysia, Taman Negara (National Park in Malay) is a popular ecotourism destination in Malaysia, where visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities – from birdwatching, fishing, jungle trekking, to mountain climbing. In addition to housing one of the world’s longest canopy walks, what is Taman Negara’s claim to fame?

It is one of the world’s oldest rainforests


13. Malaysia got independence from the U.K on which date?

August 31, 1957


14. Penang has one of the largest and most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia. Here, you can find the Ten Thousands Buddhas Pagoda. What is the name of this temple?

Kek Lok Si Temple


15. What does the symbol of a crescent moon mean in Malaysia?

The country’s official religion


16. How big is Malaysia?

330,000 km2


17. In Malaysia, Which state’s oil refinery processes the largest amount of oil per day?



18. Malaysia is a big part of an archipelago stretching all the way down to Australia. This archipelago does not include other countries?


19. This oldest city in Malaysia was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008; which one is it?

Malacca City


20. What is the currency of Malaysia?



21. The southwest coast of Malaysia is not so clear from May to September; the northeast from November to March. This is because Malaysia has two seasons of which weather phenomenon?



22. Which country seceded from Malaysia in 1965?



23. The famous hill resort Genting Highlands is located in which state?



24. Which country occupied Malaysia during World War II?



25. Selangor had a theme park built around what was previously a mining-pool. Some of the highlights of this theme park were the Ice Factory, the Musical Fountain, the Coin Garden and the Light Fantasy on Water. This theme park was called what?

The Mines Wonderland


26. What is the national animal of Malaysia?



27. What are the three main ethnicities in Malaysia?

Chinese, Malay, Indian


28. When was Malaysia formed?



29. Malaysia’s motto is “Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu”. What is the translation of the motto in English?

Unity is Strength


30. At the beginning of the 21st century, which city in Malaysia was its third-largest city and also the ‘City of Millionaires’?

Ipoh City


31. One thing you absolutely must do in Malaysia is sought out their delectable food. What’s a local ingredient found in many popular dishes?



32. What is the national sport of Malaysia?

Sepak Takraw


33. Petronas Twin Towers, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, was the world’s tallest building from 1998 to 2004. What is the height of this building?

452 meters


34. What body of water separates Borneo and Singapore?

South China Sea


35. On which day do Malaysians celebrate their Independence Day?

31 August


36. Sabah and Sarawak are part of which island?



37. In Malaysia, when visiting a home, you are offered food and drink. Generally, what would be the best reaction?

Gracefully accept. If you don’t want a lot, it’s ok to say so. But you should at least have a little


38. What is the dominant religion of Malaysia?



39. Which form of government can be seen in Malaysia?



40. Malaysia is classified as ‘megadiverse’, referring to which aspect of its population?

Its endemic species


41. The City of Entertainment, or the Las Vegas of Malaysia, where is the only land-based casino that is legal in the country?

Genting Highlands


42. In 2005 what was the tallest building in Malaysia?

Petronas Twin Towers


43. Malaysia is the home of the first-ever budget airline in South East Asia. Which budget airline was it?

Air Asia


44. Malaysia is a country of caves. The Gunung Mulu Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, holds what claim to fame?

Largest caves in the world


45. Malaysia is among the world’s most amazing countries for wildlife tourism, because of a unique and vast diversity. But travelers also seek tourism of what kind, for instance for teeth or fertility?



46. What is the name of the island about 30 km off the mainland coast of northwest Malaysia which is famous for its beaches?

Langkawi Island


47. Who became Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2003?

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


48. Malaysia is a nation of significant history as a former part of which empire?



49. Up in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia travelers enjoy not only a cooler climate than the hot and humid coasts, but a visit to soothing plantations producing which product?


50. Malaysia is a melting pot of ethnicities, with the three main ethnic groups being Malay, Chinese, and Indian. Which Malaysian fashion designer, whose patrons include the late Princess Diana, was conferred an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II in 2002?


51. Malaysia is a close neighbor. In fact, if you drove across the Straits of Johor, you’d end up in which bordering country?



52. Malaysians are active in sports of all kinds, including hiking, scuba diving, rugby, and martial arts, and which of these sports is not usually associated with the tropics?

Ice hockey


53. In which cultures are loud burping acceptable?

Malay. Muslims believe its complimentary to the chef. And also it’s a sign that food/drink is now safely in the belly!


54. When is Malaysia’s Independence Day?

August 31st


55. In Sabah, there is a place where orphaned apes are rehabilitated before being released into the wild. Where is it located?



56. What is Malaysia’s central bank?

Bank Negara Malaysia


57. Which country began a program of confrontation against Malaysia in 1963 that ended in 1966?



58. What does the symbol of a crescent moon mean in Malaysia?

The country’s official religion


59. Malaysians love their laksa! From the image, can you guess which state this version of laksa originates from?

Pulau Pinang


60. The Malaysian government is harsh on smoking and tobacco laws. What year was tobacco advertising outlawed?



61. Malaysia is a country rich in petroleum resources. Which state’s oil refinery processes the largest amount of oil per day?



62. Malaysians are said to be the world’s largest consumers of Milo. Was Milo first developed in Malaysia?



63. This dairy farm in Malaysia recently gained attention for its uncanny resemblance to the scenic New Zealand grasslands. Where is it located?

Kundasang, Sabah


64. The orang utan population has declined 80% in the last 75 years. Where was their original habitat in Malaysia?

Sabah and Sarawak


65. The Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors 708m above sea level and is one of the steepest cable car rides on Earth! Is this statement true?



66. The Petronas Twin Towers are one of the famous landmarks of Malaysia. What was the former purpose of the land on which the building currently occupies?

Turf club


67. What does the image of a flying car mean to Malaysians?

Wawasan 2020


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