The way of life in Malaysia today is still based on a very outwardly thinking society
as the people in the country are ethnic Malays, Chinese, Indians, and others. Despite
this diversity, there has been little tension or arguments among the groups as each
seems to understand the need for the other groups in order to thrive as a whole.
In the opposite way, the people of Malaysia are very diverse as the above mentioned
groups maintain their historic lifestyles as ethnic Malays, Chinese, or Indians,
holding on to their religions, foods, and ways of life. Further diversity comes
in the Malay people themselves, especially those inland, who have unique foods and
cultures that date back thousands of years and have failed to transfer from island
to island or from interior to coast. For these people reliance is not on foreigners,
but on the land and the sea along with the food sources that each provide.
The people of Malaysia today are diverse as Malays, Chinese, and Indians practice
Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism respectively and foods from every country can be found.
It seems the people are divided with no similar culture or way of life, yet the
people are held together as one society or many people. They are focused on economics
and trade, always looking outward and willing to adapt as the country continues
to push forward technologically.