Malaysia is a melting pot of ethnicity, made up of most major races in Asia, which may explain its tourism tagline, "Malaysia Truly Asia".
What this means is that one could get a taste of many different Asian culture just by visiting Malaysia. One of the best selling points of Malaysia is the food - there's so much diversity and all of them are yummy-licious! There's the local Malay and indigenous food, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Filipino etc - plus food that is really unique to Malaysia such as the Nyonya (Chinese assimilated into the Malay culture) and Mamak (Indian Muslim). The Penang Assam Laksa was even voted as the seventh most delicious food in the world by CNNGo
There's also many holidays to celebrate the different festivities of each ethnic and religion, so Malaysia is really made colourful in that respect. It's not a surprise that people of different races often get invited as guests to open house celebrations.
To get locals and people from other parts of the world to learn more about Malaysia, a bunch of students got together and organised a Malaysian festival last year, aptly named Citra Malaysia, literally the colours of Malaysia. Following last year's success, Citra Malaysia 2012 is back again this year, to be held on the 20th October 2012 in King George Square, Brisbane. There will be Malaysian food, cultural performances, and even a Polaroid photobooth where you get to don the traditional clothes of Malaysia and bring home something memorable. So do drop by and have some fun with friends and families and let the Malaysians charm you with their uniqueness and warmth.