Malay Peninsula


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Malay Peninsula

also Ma·lay·a  (mə-lā′ə, mā-)
A peninsula of southeast Asia comprising southwest Thailand, western Malaysia, and the island of Singapore.

Malay Peninsula

n
(Placename) a peninsula of SE Asia, extending south from the Isthmus of Kra in Thailand to Cape Tanjong Piai in Malaysia: consists of SW Thailand and the states of Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia). Ancient name: Chersonesus Aurea

Ma′lay Penin′sula


n.
a peninsula in SE Asia, consisting of W (mainland) Malaysia and the S part of Thailand. Also called Malaya.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malay Peninsula - a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and MyanmarMalay Peninsula - a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar
Burma, Myanmar, Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
West Malaysia - the region of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Malay, Malayan - a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
References in classic literature ?
She had been told that, rough and brutal as they seemed just then, they were not like this all the year round, but were, in fact, quite civil persons save during certain weeks of autumn and winter, when, like the inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula, they ran amuck, and made it their purpose to destroy life--in this case harmless feathered creatures, brought into being by artificial means solely to gratify these propensities--at once so unmannerly and so unchivalrous towards their weaker fellows in Nature's teeming family.
Siam was made part of the Empire, and, in spite of all that England could do, Burma and the Malay Peninsula were overrun; while all along the long south boundary of Siberia, Russia was pressed severely by China's advancing hordes.
The maritime continent comprising Sumatra, the Malay peninsula, Borneo, Sulawesi, the Philippines and numerous other islands and surrounding seas has been long sought out as an area of scientific inquiry.
Many such animals are extinct in Indochina, according to Salman, reinforcing his belief that the poachers hunting down wildlife in the Malay peninsula are from those countries.
Although the startup, a subsidiary of property developer SKS Group, is based at Johor Bahru at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, neighbouring Singapore, it will most likely fly from Kuala Lumpur Subang and Singapore Seletar.
Earlier this month, the Chinese Ministry of Transport had raised its security recommendation for Chinese vessels in the Malacca Strait, between the Malay Peninsula and the Sumatra.
The peripatetic Magellan became familiar with the network of Portuguese outposts that spread beyond the Malay Peninsula to the Indian Ocean.
Authorities have asked students and residents to stay away from the area of Pasir Gudang in particular, which is located in south of the Malay peninsula. "The Sultanate of Oman's Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has asked the Omani citizens residing in Malaysia to exercise caution and not to travel to the state of Johor in general and the Pasir Gudang area in particular," the embassy said in a statement.
Which sea is bounded by the Malay Peninsula, Taiwan, the Philippines, Borneo, China and Vietnam?
According to [phrase omitted] [Li Changfu], in the broad sense, it includes the Indo-china Peninsula, Malay Peninsula as well as Malay Archipelago starting from Australia and ending at New Zealand; but in the narrow sense, it only refers to the Malay Peninsula and Malay Archipelago.
The ethnic diversity stems from the British establishment of Singapore as a free port during the early 19th century, says Mathews, when the economic opportunities arising from a port without the usual tariffs found elsewhere quickly attracted migrants from China, India, the Malay Peninsula, the Indonesian archipelago, Europe, and other places.