Malaysia became an independent country in 1957 and raised its first flag in 1963. Since then, it has made many strides to become a country that people want to belong to. The nation's rich cultural heritage stems from years as a meeting point for many cultures, thanks to its suitable location as a trading post. Once a British colony, Malaysia today is a melting pot of cultures, including Indian, Chinese, and those with Malaysian heritage. From unique foods to enchanting rainforests, there is little that Malaysia doesn't have to offer.