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NSFW Aside, What Have Malaysians Been Searching on Google in 2016?

by Aiman MaulanaDecember 15, 2016
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Interesting to see what Malaysians have been Google searching on…aside from +18 content of course.

2016 is almost coming to an end, and we’re already in the middle point of December. It’s times like this where we sit down and reminisce on what we’ve managed to accomplish this year…or cry at the lack of accomplishments depending on what you’ve been doing so far.

We could do a year in review for ourselves here at Pokde.net but I think the more interesting thing to do here is to see what Malaysians have been searching on Google in 2016, and here’s the results.

 

What Have Malaysians Been Searching on Google in 2016?

google malaysia 2016

So the folks over at Google Malaysia shared a unique perspective on this year’s major events, news, and trending topics. This data is obtained solely on searches via http://google.com.my/. Of course, there will be a crapload of stuff to show if they were to release the entire search history so basically, they’ve shared the ones being searched on most.

Topping the list of the country’s 2016 Trending Searches is ‘Euro 2016’, the football championship among European nations which took place in June and July. The 2nd spot belongs to ‘Pokemon GO’, the augmented reality Pokemon game that sent everyone into a frenzy when it launched in August. In 3rd place is the annual government financial aid programme ‘BR1M.’ The rest of the top 5 is rounded off by the public school exam analysis system for parents ‘SAPS Ibu Bapa’ as well as another global sports event ‘Olympic Games Rio 2016.’

The rest of the trending searches on the top 10 include hit local Malay drama, ‘Suri Hati Mr Pilot’ and ‘7 Hari Mencintaiku’, South Korean zombie apocalypse film, ‘Train to Busan’, the K-pop Mnet Asian Music Awards, ‘MAMA 2016’ and South Korean hit drama series, ‘Descendants of The Sun.’

Believe it or not, the number 1 trending person is Mr. Build-a-wall himself, the US President-elect Donald Trump. Local actress ‘Atikah Suhaime’ was in the spotlight in 2nd place over some alleged photo leaks. South Korean heartthrob ‘Song Joong Ki’ is in the 3rd spot due to his starring role in Descendants of The Sun. In the 4th spot is singer ‘Aiman Tino’ with his 2016 song hit song Ku Rela Dibenci followed by the luscious ‘Margot Robbie’ who played Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad movie.

The rest of the annual trending people searches rounding off the top 10 are: actress Syatilla Melvin, housewife video gone viral Nadia Nordin, controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, China’s superstar badminton player ‘Lin Dan’ and lastly US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

google malaysia 2016
Zeffri Yusof, Head of Communications and Public Affairs at Google Malaysia, said:

Google searches continue to act as a reliable cultural barometer that gives us a real snapshot of the major events, popular individuals and trends that have collectively made an impact in the lives of Malaysians.

Google is where most Malaysians turn to for information and discovery, and we believe the lists we’ve compiled on Malaysian searches reflect the national zeitgeist or ‘spirit of the times’.

For the full list of top searches in 2016, you can check them out below here. Don’t worry, no NSFW content here so you’re safe in that sense:

Trending Searches of 2016Trending People of 2016Trending News Topics
  1. Euro 2016
  2. Pokemon GO
  3. BR1M 2016
  4. SAPS Ibu Bapa
  5. Olympic Games Rio 2016
  6. Suri Hati Mr Pilot
  7. Train to Busan
  8. MAMA 2016
  9. 7 Hari Mencintaiku
  10. Descendants of The Sun
  1. Donald Trump
  2. Atikah Suhaime
  3. Song Joong Ki
  4. Aiman Tino
  5. Margot Robbie
  6. Syatilla Melvin
  7. Nadia Nordin
  8. Zakir Naik
  9. Lin Dan
  10. Hillary Clinton
  1. US Elections
  2. Olympic Games Rio 2016
  3. Rayani Air
  4. Brexit
  5. Bajet 2017
  6. Zika
  7. Gerhana matahari
  8. Note 7
  9. Bauksit
  10. Difteria

Other Trending and Top Searches of note:

Trending MoviesTrending Local DramasTrending Local Celebrities
  1. Train to Busan
  2. Suicide Squad
  3. Deadpool
  4. Dilwale
  5. Kabali
  6. Conjuring 2
  7. Moana
  8. BoBoiBoy The Movie>
  9. Me Before You
  10. Zootopia
  1. Suri Hati Mr Pilot
  2. 7 Hari Mencintaiku
  3. Dia Semanis Honey
  4. Tundukkan Playboy Itu
  5. Cinta Si Wedding Planner
  6. Sayangku Kapten Mukhriz
  7. Isteri VS Tunang
  8. Mr Donat Karamel
  9. Awak Sangat Nakal
  10. Suami Tanpa Cinta
  1. Atikah Suhaime
  2. Aiman Tino
  3. Syatilla Melvin
  4. Goh Liu Ying
  5. Mira Filzah
  6. Aidil Aziz
  7. Khai Bahar
  8. Norashikin Abdul Rahman
  9. Faiz Subri
  10. Janna Nick
Trending ‘How To’ SearchesTrending ‘What Is’ SearchesTrending ‘Near Me’ Searches
  1. Play Pokemon GO
  2. Sign up for WhatsApp
  3. Use Snapchat
  4. Clear cache Google
  5. Download videos from YouTube
  6. Make Slime
  7. How many delegates does Trump have after New York
  8. Care for old people
  9. Vote
  10. Stop toddler cough
  1. The Mounlol oktain of Butterflies
  2. Brexit
  3. Pokemon GO
  4. Bauxite
  5. The Panama Papers
  6. The Zika virus
  7. European Union
  8. The Paralympics
  9. Bitcoin
  10. The electoral vote
  1. Dominos near me
  2. Pizza Hut near me
  3. Part time jobs near me
  4. KFC near me
  5. Hotels near me
  6. Western Union near me
  7. Post Office near me
  8. Money changer near me
  9. PokeStops near me
  10. Pharmacy near me
Trending ‘Apakah’ SearchesTrending ‘Bagaimana’ SearchesTrending ‘Kenapa’ Searches
  1. Virus Zika
  2. Bauksit
  3. Gunung rama-rama
  4. TPPA
  5. Piagam Madinah
  6. Maksud Pokemon
  7. Tanda tapak kaki kuning
  8. Kelenjar endokrin
  9. Darah tinggi
  10. Difteria
  1. Nak daftar SPMU secara pos
  2. Nak aktifkan memori kad
  3. Cara import anjing ke Malaysia
  4. Terjadinya tahun lompat dalam kiraan matematik
  5. Nak daftar SSM
  6. Cara menghapus status di Facebook
  7. Menjadi pemandu Uber
  8. Mengenalpasti cable coolant Viva bocor
  9. Mahu atasi semut di rumah
  10. Nak promote barang di Facebook
  1. Orang period suka marah
  2. Mudah penat dan mengantuk
  3. Permainan tradisional kurang diminati generasi kini
  4. Sakit di salur peranakan semasa mengandung
  5. Solenoid gear kereta Vios berbunyi
  6. Kucing kurang makan
  7. Kerap kencing
  8. Kerap berpeluh
  9. Epal jadi perang
  10. Bayi tidak mahu tidur dan menangis
Trending GamesTrending Car ModelsTrending Mobile Devices
  1. Pokemon GO
  2. Warcraft
  3. Slither.io
  4. Agar.io
  5. Overwatch
  6. Clash Royale
  7. Final Fantasy XV
  8. Tree of Savior
  9. Fifa 17
  10. Pokemon Sun and Moon
  1. Perodua Bezza
  2. Proton Persona
  3. Proton Saga
  4. Honda Civic
  5. Proton Perdana
  6. Nissan Note Nismo
  7. Toyota Sienta
  8. Toyota CHR
  9. Proton Ertiga
  10. Audi A4
  1. iPhone SE
  2. Huawei P9
  3. Vivo V5
  4. iPhone 7 Plus
  5. Samsung Note 7
  6. Samsung J7
  7. Google Pixel
  8. Samsung Galaxy S7
  9. Oppo F1s
  10. Nokia A7

In addition to showcasing what people were curious about in Malaysia, Google Search tools also offer insight into which topics captured the entire world’s attention in 2016. Click here to explore the rest of the 2016 Year in Search stories and top trending charts from countries around the world.

Pokdepinion: That’s a hell of a lot of searches, ain’t it? Well, thank god they didn’t show all the dangerous searches up, because you may never know what kind of fetish searches might pop up. On a side note, when are we gonna get Pokde.net on that trending search eh?

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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