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Google top searches 2011 Malaysia

Google is releasing today its annual Zeitgeist (Google top searches 2011) lists for Malaysia: this year’s hottest selection of search terms on google.com.my.

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This year’s fastest rising searches reveal that in addition to social networking and launching Angry Birds at green pigs, Malaysians love a good laugh, with local reality TV show Maharaja Lawak landing the third spot.

When it comes to TV, Malaysians clearly love reality:America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), X Factor USA and American Idol 2011 were the most-searched for TV shows this year.

“Tonton” were also popular searches, indicating that Malaysians are bringing their appreciation for TV online.

Tech-crazy Malaysians had plenty of technology trends to plug into this year. Gadgets both real and rumored grabbed four out of the top ten fastest rising search queries: iPhone5, iPad2, Samsung Galaxy and Android were all popular searches.

Turning to Google with their tech-related questions, Malaysians asked “What is …” to find out more about ‘iPad,’ ‘hacking’ and ‘jailbreak.’

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, who visited Malaysia in April, leads a list of the fastest rising people searched which includes three other international music stars – Avril Lavigne, Rihanna and of course Justin Bieber, whose baby face topped the list of most popular image searches this year.

Malaysians also turned to image search to discover what fixed-gear bicycles look like as fixie culture took off, and to see Domo-kun, the furry mascot of Japan’s NHK television station.

The fastest rising Malaysian searched for was YouTube sensation Cikgu Shida, who has garnered a large following miming to local and international hit songs.

Other Malaysians making the lists are young bloggers Fatin Liyana and Haniz Zalikha, politician Anwar Ibrahim, cleric Ustaz Kazim and muslimah designer Hana Tajima, who created a wave of headscarf fashion locally.

When it’s time for travel, Malaysians stick to what’s familiar – beaches and big cities. Searches for Su Mei Island, Maldives and Caribbean balanced with Hong Kong, Taipei and New York.

Disneyland is also popular with Malaysians, with both Paris and Hong Kong Disneylands showing up as top international travel destinations.

Google Malaysian Zeitgeist: Google top searches 2011 Malaysia

Fastest rising searches
1. Facebook
2. Angry Birds
3. Maharaja Lawak
4. iPhone 5
5. Samsung Galaxy
6. iPad2
7. Jawatan kosong
8. Android
9. Tonton
10. Aishiteru

Fastest rising people
1. Bruno Mars
2. Hana Tajima
3. Cikgu Shida
4. Avril Lavigne
5. Anwar Ibrahim
6. Fatin Liyana
7. Justin Bieber
8. Rihanna
9. Ustaz Kazim
10. Hanis Zalikha

Top news stories
1. ipad 2
2. Malaysian grand prix
3. Kennedy space center
4. Kentucky derby
5. Japan nuclear crisis
6. MTV movie awards
7. Michael Jackson funeral
8. Malaysian open
9. Thailand flood
10. Malaysia budget 2012

Top image searches
1. Justin Bieber
2. Background designs
3. Fixie bike
4. Domo Kun
5. Monster energy
6. Supra shoes
7. Jules Verne
8. Smiley face
9. Kartun muslimah
10. Chelsea Olivia

Top ‘what is…’ searches
1. what is bersih
2. what is g6
3. what is ppvrip
4. what is ipad
5. what are words
6. what is jailbreak
7. what is android
8. what is lmao
9. what is hacking
10. what is information

Top TV shows
1. ANTM
2. x factor USA
3. American idol 2011
4. amazing race 18
5. tvb drama 2011
6. nagamma serial
7. supernatural
8. bones season 7
9. Al Jazeera
10. My Princess

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