Isthmus of Kra


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Noun1.Isthmus of Kra - a narrow isthmus linking the Malay Peninsula to the Asian mainland
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Neung Roi takes a leap forward by travelling from the Isan region in the north- east bordering Cambodia and Laos, where the food is hot and spicy and coconut milk is rarely used, to the north, or Lanna ( which, literally translated, means " one million fields"), bordering Burma and China, where fish sauces, shrimp paste and coconut milk make an appearance, moving down to the Isthmus of Kra, where Burmese and Malayan influences are most visible, and finally to Central Thailand, dominated by the vibrancy of Bangkok and the nuanced brilliance of the capital's palace cuisine.
Instead, David Woodruff, professor of biology at University of California (UC), San Diego, and former graduate student Leslie Turner, said that more than 58 rapid sea level rises in the last 5 million years could account for the shift by crowding out species, particularly at the narrowest part of the peninsula called the Isthmus of Kra.
Beijing is studying alternative routes to avoid or bypass the Strait, including ordering shipments farther east, building a pipeline from Burma to Yunnan, or even building a pipeline and/or canal across the Isthmus of Kra in southern Thailand.