Most Chinese are Tao Buddhist and retain strong cultural ties to their ancestral homeland. The Hindu community celebrates two main festivals — Deepavali and Thaipusam — and many other smaller religious events each year. Peninsular Malaysia In general, peninsular Malaysians can be divided into four groups.
This is particularly the case with Indian Muslims from the peninsula and the Kedayan of Borneo. Hindu religion with its unique temples called Kovils and the Sikhs with their Gurdwaras.
Chinese Malaysians Accounting for From ritual fire dances, to welcome the darkness after sunset, to banging gongs to scare away evil spirits, the ethnic group has a rich collection of traditions that are sadly beginning to die out.
Besides that, Sinhalese is used by a small number of Sinhalese community from Sri Lanka. Indian Muslims are commonly known as Mamak people in Malaysia.
They account for about 11 percent of the nation's population, and represent a majority in East Malaysia of Sabah and Sarawak. The Peranakan culture is still visible to this day in the former Straits Settlements of SingaporeMalacca and Penang. When they first arrived, the Chinese often worked the most grueling jobs like tin mining and railway construction.
They are divided into three main tribal groups: Negrito, Senoi and Proto-Malay. The definition of ethnic groups eligible for these benefits is provided for in the Federal Constitution see Appendix 8. The turn of the nineteenth century in British Malaya saw the successful policy of bringing in migrant labour to work on rubber estates workers from India and tin mines workers from Chinawhen these primary products grew in economic importance.