Malaysia

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Malaysia
Name Malaysia
Description A subreddit for Malaysia and all things Malaysian.
Subcommunities r/malaysians,r/Bolehland
Subreddit malaysia


Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia spanning 330,803 square kilometres (127,724 sq mi), with a population of over 32,000,000. It is a multiethnic and multicultural country. About half the population is ethnically Malay, with minorities of Chinese, Indians, and indigenous peoples. The country's official language is Malaysian Malay, a standard form of the Malay language. English remains an active second language. Other minority languages such as Mandarin and Tamil are also widely spoken. The capital is Kuala Lumpur, located in the Klang Valley, the largest urban area in the country.

The r/malaysia subreddit is a decent size subreddit relative to the wider reddit community. People frequently visits the sub to discuss various topics on politics, daily life, food, memes, and so on.

r/place 2017

It was first proposed by several members of r/malaysia as to exhibit Malaysia in r/place. Various coordinates were proposed, but later, it was decided to build at (920,704).

It then expanded eastward until the end of r/place 2017.

r/place 2022

There were two attempts at constructing the flag, the first attempt was at (945, 666), and the second successful attempt was at (358,977). The current Jalur Gemilang location on r/place, is originally a Finland flag. Prior to the flag construction, 3 options were proposed:

  • Option 1 - a 120x38px scale
  • Option 2 - a shorter 80x38px scale
  • Plan B - smaller 30x16px scale, similar to r/place 2017 design1st iteration of Malaysian flag, alongside with Singaporean and Bangladeshi flag next to it

It is then agreed that Option 2 is chosen and construction began 14 hours after r/place 2022 is opened to the public, simultaneously with Sailor Moon on it. However, the creation of the 14-pointed star wasn't finalized until 2 hours later.

The creation for the details began after neighboring Singaporean flag added their landmarks of Merlion, Marina Bay Sands and Changi ATC tower, as well as Bangladeshi flag with their Shaheed Minar and earlier version of Bengal Tiger. The original details (being grayscaled Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower, 1st Penang Bridge, New Sarawak State Assembly Complex and Mount Kinabalu) were shelved, and replaced with much vibrant version of the Twin Towers and Mount Kinabalu, with addition of Rhinoceros Hornbill which is the state official animal of Sarawak, along with Malaysian Seas (national alternate name for portion of South China Sea) replacing the extra red stripe remained earlier. The heart between the Twin-Towers is added later on as a favour to a LDR reddit couple for taking over their original heart.