As the coronavirus broke out in Malaysia in the last month, the government has ordered a Movement Control Order in response. Since the 18th of March, the majority of Malaysians have been staying at home.

This is a highly unfortunate circumstance, medically and economically. But for those who are interested in knowing what's on the minds of Malaysians, you can look at trending searches on Google as one reliable source.

Here are the highest trending keyword searches in Malaysia since the order took place.

18 March 2020

  1. Contagion
  2. Astro
  3. Dalgona coffee
  4. Apple
  5. Covid-19 Malaysia kini
  6. Maya
  7. Plaza tol Ebor
  8. Stay at home
  9. Domino's delivery
  10. PS5

19 March 2020

  1. Harry Potter
  2. Coronavirus Covid-19
  3. Dettol
  4. Ibuprofen
  5. Dalgona coffee recipe
  6. MITI
  7. Yasin
  8. Moon Ji Yoon
  9. Moratorium
  10. MCO meaning

20 March 2020

  1. Ignaz Semmelweis
  2. Kingdom in Tangled
  3. Dalgona coffee
  4. Go shop
  5. Hydroxychloroquine
  6. Nirbhaya
  7. Us
  8. US movie
  9. Animal Crossing
  10. Agong Malaysia

21 March 2020

  1. Kenny Rogers
  2. Adham Baba
  3. Coronavirus Covid-19
  4. Twilight
  5. MKN
  6. Dalgona coffee recipe
  7. The Platform
  8. Noor Hisham Abdullah
  9. Pantai Hospital Laguna Merbok
  10. Covidiot

22 March 2020

  1. NADMA
  2. Emma Watson
  3. Visu
  4. Harry Potter
  5. Astro Go
  6. Mother's Day
  7. Daniel Radcliffe
  8. Jurassic World
  9. Mother's Day 2020
  10. Bantuan Covid-19

23 March 2020

  1. Google Classroom
  2. EPF
  3. Italy coronavirus
  4. Zoom app
  5. Zoom meeting
  6. President of Italy
  7. Italy President
  8. Covid-19 Italy
  9. Gardenia
  10. Classroom

24 March 2020

  1. Hantavirus
  2. Bank Negara Malaysia
  3. MCO extended Malaysia
  4. MyEF
  5. Weather tomorrow
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man
  7. Cholroquine
  8. Thor
  9. Banh Mi
  10. UK lockdown

25 March 2020

  1. Prince Charles
  2. MCO Malaysia
  3. B40
  4. Harry Potter
  5. Big pharmacy
  6. Outbreak movie
  7. Ramadan 2020
  8. MBSB
  9. Bloodshot
  10. Rodent

26 March 2020

  1. mySalam
  2. Bantuan Prihatin Nasional
  3. Petrol price Malaysia
  4. Huawei P40
  5. Spa
  6. Lazada Birthday Sale
  7. Simpang Renggam
  8. B40 Malaysia
  9. Nadma
  10. My Secret Terrius

27 March 2020

  1. Tiger
  2. Tiger View in 3D
  3. Bantuan Prihatin Nasional
  4. LHDN
  5. Cat
  6. Panda
  7. Shark
  8. Dog
  9. Dr Sethuraman
  10. Boris Johnson

Note: Netflix documentary "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" was released on 20 March.

28 March 2020

  1. Panda
  2. Queen Elizabeth
  3. Until Tomorrow challenge
  4. Alligator
  5. Hasil
  6. Eagle
  7. Hedgehog
  8. Dinosaur
  9. Pug
  10. Goat

29 March 2020

  1. BSH
  2. LHDN
  3. Tiger
  4. Lion
  5. Dog
  6. Coronavirus tips
  7. Penguin
  8. Elephant
  9. Horse
  10. Bear

30 March 2020

  1. BSH
  2. Bantuan Sara Hidup
  3. Menara City One
  4. Hasil
  5. Syed Saddiq
  6. https://bsh.hasil.gov.my
  7. ASNB
  8. Thomas Schaefer
  9. Ken Shimura
  10. Polaroid

1 April 2020

  1. April Fool
  2. Doraemon
  3. How to delete Houseparty account
  4. Doraemon voice
  5. Sophie Brussaux
  6. Rina Harun
  7. Jemilah Mahmood
  8. Whiplash
  9. Vivarium
  10. Mama

2 April 2020

  1. BPN
  2. Train to Busan
  3. Huawei P40
  4. Pitch perfect
  5. Fast and Furious 9
  6. One Piece 976
  7. The Ring
  8. BP
  9. Remdesivir
  10. Sharon Stone

3 April 2020

  1. Coronavirus tips
  2. Semakan BPN
  3. Kwsp i-Lestari
  4. Singapore lockdown
  5. Money Heist
  6. Bantuan Prihatin National
  7. Coronavirus symptoms
  8. Oil price
  9. Captain Marvel
  10. Tong Poh Kim

Source: Google Trends

What does this list mean?

This is not a list of the most searched keyword of the day. These are trends, meaning the keywords that jumped the highest in volume as compared to the day before.

Search trends can help paint a picture of what new topics and subjects are when consuming the internet.

How do I interpret this list?

One can extrapolate, from this list, what people want to know more about in the past several days. These include:

  • Researching news and announcements
  • Entertainment while at home
  • Notable people or public figures who made the news
  • Information on Covid-19
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