Despite the existence of early Chinese settlements in Malacca and several areas along the coasts of the archipelago, the mass migration of Chinese to Malaysia largely occurred after the founding of British settlements in both Malaya and Borneo during the early 19th century.
Why did so many Chinese move to Malaysia?
Why did so many Chinese move to Malaysia? China had a lack of jobs, and most people became pour. When they heard about Malaysia needing farmers and miners, they immigrated immediately. This is because they are jealous of Chinas success and growth.
Why did Chinese come to Malaya?
Large numbers of Chinese migrants arrived in Malaya after mid-19th century to satisfy the demands of the economic development as well as the imperialistic expansion of the colonial masters.
How did Chinese People get to Malaysia?
Most Chinese and Indian Malaysians are descendants of 19th and early 20th century immigrants who came as traders, laborers and miners during British colonial rule. Many of the Chinese in Malaysia were brought in by the British in the 19th century to work the tin mines and rubber plantations as laborers.