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Malaysia Country Quiz

🇲🇾 Can you guess these facts about the country of Malaysia?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: March 3, 2021
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First submittedAugust 19, 2019
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Clue
Answer
Capital city
Kuala Lumpur
Twin towers that were the tallest in
the world, 1998–2003
Petronas
Towers
Malaysia's flag has more of
these than any flag in the world
Stripes
Countries which border
Malaysia
Brunei
Indonesia
Thailand
Island of eastern Malaysia
Borneo
The Malay Peninsula is part of
this bigger peninsula
Indochina
Most-practiced religion
Islam
Method of corporal punishment
inflicted for certain crimes
Caning
Clue
Answer
National animal of Malaysia
Malayan Tiger
Staple crop
Rice
Strait located between Malaysia
and Sumatra
Strait of Malacca
Island nation which became
independent from Malaysia in 1965
Singapore
Malaysian city just north of the above
Johor Bahru
Country that controlled Malaysia
between 1826–1957
United Kingdom
Second biggest urban-area,
named for a king of that country
George Town
Sea located in middle of Malaysia
South China Sea
Currency of Malaysia
Ringgit
National fruit (large and stinky)
Durian
39 Comments
+15
Level 88
May 17, 2020
Is Malaysia not also a part of the Malay peninsula?
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Level 76
May 17, 2020
It's a peninsula on a peninsula
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Level 86
May 17, 2020
"Yo dawg, I heard you like peninsulas . . ."
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Level 89
Aug 5, 2020
...and Kra is an isthmus on a peninsula on a peninsula :)
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Level 76
May 17, 2020
Yes, I tried Malay Peninsula and didn't know what else to try!
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Level 83
May 17, 2020
I knew what to try next but yeah Malay should work.
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Level ∞
May 18, 2020
Rewrote the clue so that Malay won't apply.
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Level 74
May 18, 2020
Question reads: "National animal of Malaysian." Malaysian is not a country.
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Level 67
May 18, 2020
"National animal of Malaysian" is not grammatically correct.
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Level 67
May 20, 2020
malacca often spelt melaka too!
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Level 46
Jun 9, 2021
They are the same, except Melaka is in Malay while Malacca is English. Just like Kyiv in Ukrainian and Kiev in English.
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Level 55
Jul 4, 2022
Yes, but the native name is usually a type-in.
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Level 78
Jul 4, 2020
I'm from Malaysia and durian is one of my favourite fruits. I find it delicious and not at all stinky (I actually like its smell!).
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Level 72
Jul 9, 2020
I like the smell too - better than I like the taste! Unless it's fermented into tempoyak, which is delicious.
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Level 68
May 17, 2023
It smells better than its taste… but both are still pretty bad.
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Level 89
Aug 15, 2020
From what I've heard, it tastes kind of like a sort of cheese. Or smells like it. One of the two.
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Level 47
Aug 15, 2020
It smells pretty bad, but the taste is OK.
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Level 49
May 14, 2023
It smells pretty bad and it tastes pretty bad...
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Level 78
Aug 15, 2020
Frozen durian is one of my favourite desserts! 😋🤤
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2020
I am from Malaysia so i just want to clarify this. We have national flower, animal, flag, car etc but the durian has not been officially named the national fruit of the country. It so happens that almost everyone here loves the fruit. I think this clue will be better: This fruit is dubbed the King of all fruits.

Another one, flogging should be accepted as alternative answer for caning.

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Level 68
Aug 15, 2020
I tried flogging, whipping, beheading, hanging, stoning, cut hands off, everything. Except caning.
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Level 78
Aug 15, 2020
So not everything then...
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Level 75
Aug 15, 2020
Nothing wrong with the question - I'm just curious: when I've been in George Town (and I haven't for twenty years now), almost everyone called the city "Penang" for all unofficial purposes. Is that still normal?
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Level 78
Aug 15, 2020
George Town is the name of the city on Penang Island, which is part of the state of Penang.
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Level 60
Aug 15, 2020
I've always known it as Penang. Didn't even know it was called George Town.
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Level 82
Aug 15, 2020
Wikipedia says George Town is Malaysia's 3rd most populous city while "Greater Penang" is the country's 2nd largest "conurbation." So maybe George Town is the name of the central municipal area and Penang (or Greater Penang) is the urban area? ... sort of like New Delhi vs. Delhi, or Sri Kotte whatever and Colombo, or the City of London vs. London, or to a lesser extent Monte Carlo vs. Monaco or Brooklyn vs New York?

Might make sense to accept Penang and Greater Penang as type-ins.

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Level 82
Aug 15, 2020
marking this one as a correction/suggestion in case previous comment got overlooked
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Level 74
Nov 29, 2020
Please accept Georgetown
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Level 57
Jan 20, 2021
I tried Georgetown and South ChinESE Sea. I shouldn't have given up so easily.
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2021
Spaces are not relevant in JetPunk quizzes (i.e. typing 'Ge Or Get Own' would have worked)
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Level 54
Mar 3, 2021
Bit of a nitpick perhaps, but first asking for the name of an urban area named for a British king and then asking which country colonized it seems like a giveaway... I would at least change the order. Otherwise very nice quiz.
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Level 71
Mar 12, 2021
I'd love it if people tried my quiz, "Countries that Beat Malaysia"!
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Level 28
May 9, 2022
Isn't Merdeka 118 the tallest building now?
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Level 55
Jul 23, 2022
No, the Burj Khalifa is still much taller.
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Level 82
May 30, 2022
Accept Putrajaya for capital pls
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Level 55
Jul 4, 2022
Kuala Lumpur is technically still the capital per the constitution, even if Putrajaya is where the head of state and everything is.
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Level 84
Feb 24, 2023
"Tallest building" is now Merdeka.
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2023
Updated, thanks. Just checked it out. That is one ugly building.
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2023
Singapore borders Malaysia