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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
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For the Batek people of the Malaysian peninsula rainforest, laughter can be dangerous.
He said the national rail project is a catalyst to spur development in the east coast states and across the Titiwangsa mountain range on the Malaysian peninsula, creating new industrial hubs that will offer plenty of jobs to locals, kick up commerce and boost tourism.
Singapore is a highly urbanized city-state in the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula in Southeast Asia.
One of BRI's numerous infrastructure development projects is the 30-year delayed Kra Canal in southern Thailand that will cut travel distance by 1,200 kilometers from China or Japan to the Indian Ocean, without going down around the Malaysian peninsula through Singapore.
Today, I will share my culinary insights about the Malaysian peninsula. Malay food is strong, spicy and aromatic and combines the rich taste of the many fresh herbs and spices commonly grown in Southeast Asia.
"Citizens of Singapore, the former British colony on the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula, have learned to live with laws and ordinances that cover virtually every a spect of their highly supervised lives.
SPLASH OUT: The 14-night Malaysian Peninsula & Indonesia trip costs from PS1,299pp based on two sharing an interior stateroom including a one-night hotel stay in Singapore and return flights from the UK on January 15 through Cruise 1st.
The five crewmen have been identified as Abdurahim Summas, 62, Mohammad Zumadil Rahim, 23, Fandy Bakran, 26, all from Sabah; Tayudin Anjut, 45, from Sarawak; and Mohammed Ridzuan Ismail, 32, from the Malaysian peninsula.
The operation, codenamed Operation Redback VI, was held last month off the south west Malaysian Peninsula and involved four MMEA vessels and over 40 crew.
The painted batagur is one of the largest living fresh water turtle species and can now only be found in very small, isolated populations in southern Thailand, the Malaysian peninsula and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo.
That the haze affects millions in Indonesia is bad enough; but Sumatra, where the worst of the fires occur, is a mere 40 miles across the Strait of Malacca from the Malaysian Peninsula and Singapore, while Kalimantan, the other principal source of the smoke, shares a 1,200-mile land border with Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR (CyHAN)- The prolonged haze season continued to shroud the Malaysian peninsula on Sunday, forcing schools to be closed and a Marathon race was canceled for health concern.

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