Background: During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's history were marred by Indonesian efforts to control Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's secession from the Federation in 1965.
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- October 18th 2012 Shock News. - It Rained Bad!
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- October 17th 2012 Another Day In Paradise - And It Really Was!
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- October 2nd 2012 Perhentian Islands
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- August 30th 2012 Perhentian Islands – 5 Stunden Kanutour
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- August 29th 2012 Perhentian Islands – Schildkröten Tour individuell - Inselwanderung
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- August 28th 2012 Perhentian Islands – Schnorcheltour per Motorboot
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- August 27th 2012 Perhentian Islands – Schwimmen und Kanutour
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- August 26th 2012 Perhentian Islands – Jungle Trail
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- August 25th 2012 Perhentian Islands – Korallen und Urwald
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- May 6th 2012 Tropical Paradise to Tropical Paradise
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- April 17th 2012 Pulau Perhentian Besar
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- July 11th 2011 The Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
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- October 19th 2010 The Perhentian Islands!
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- September 13th 2010 We're in paradise!
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- August 3rd 2010 Nightmare journeys, but back on the beach scene
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- May 24th 2010 PERHENTIAN ISLAND : birthday with strangers at a deserted beach
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- May 15th 2010 Sleep, eat and DIVE ..!
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- May 13th 2010 The Perhentians
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