~MALAYSIA'S NATIONAL FLOWER~
Malaysia's national flower is hibiscus. Hibiscus are very pretty flower as it comes in different colours. Here, we have red (mainly), pink, peach and light yellow. The five petals of the bunga raya symbolise the Rukunegara (the Five Principles of Nationhood), while the colour red represents courage. Anyway, the hibiscus was chose as the national flower by Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman.
~LANGUAGES IN MALAYSIA~
The offical language in Malaysia is Malay language. It's well known by Malay people of course, but all the other races know it too! Besides Malay language, to communicate between one race with another, we use English language. The langauge has gotten more and more useful in Malaysia, especially when you're older.
Anyway, want to know some Malay words? I'll teach you a few 'basic' words...
1.Good morning - selamat pagi
2.Good afternoon - selamat tengah hari
3.Good evening - selamat petang
4.Good night - selamat malam
1 - satu
2 - dua
3 - tiga
4 - empat
5 - lima
6 - enam
7 - tujuh
8 - lapan
9 - sembilan
10 - sepuluh
~SCHOOLS IN MALAYSIA~
Surprisingly, schools in Malaysia works differently from a lot of countries..
Let me explain :
First, as you all know, we go to kindergartens as our first school. Then, here, we go to primary school, starting from 6 years old to 12 years old. In primary schools, it's like Standard 1, Standard 2, etc. until 12 years old (Standard 6). In Standard 6, we have a very important exam called UPSR.. In the exam, we have to take five papers (Malay language 1, Malay language 2, English language, Maths and Science). And we'll try to get all A in the five papers - 5 A's.
Second, after finishing primary school at aged 12 years old, we go to secondary school. We go to this type of school until we're 16 years old. So, starting from 13 years old, it's like Form 1, Form 2, etc. And in Form 3 (15 years old), all of us have to take another important exam called PMR. This time, there are 7/8 subjects. Lastly, we have to take one more exam just before finishing secondary school which is called SPM at aged 16 years old. This is the most important exam of all as it determines our futures. In SPM, you have to take 8 subjects/more than that. And of course, try to aced them all!
Afterwards, we go to college or university before working.