A peninsula of southeast Asia comprising southwest Thailand, western Malaysia, and the island of Singapore.
(place) Peninsula in Southeast Asia, extending from Singapore to the Isthmus of Kra: it includes Peninsular Malaysia & part of Thailand: c. 700 mi (1,127 km) long.
Malay-peninsula Sentence Examples
The forms of life characteristic of India and the Malay peninsula come down to the island of Bali.
So far as is known, the Malay Peninsula consists of an axial zone of crystalline rocks, flanked on each side by an incomplete band of sedimentary deposits.
Climate, &c. - It was formerly the custom to speak of the Malay Peninsula as an unhealthy climate, and even to compare it with the west coast of Africa.
Politically the Malay Peninsula is divided into four sections: the colony of the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States; the independent Malay State of Johor, which is within the British sphere of influence; the non-federated states under British protection; and the groups of states to the north of Perak and Pahang which are now recognized as lying within the sphere of influence of Siam.
- Excluding the Tai, or Siamese, who are undoubtedly recent intruders from the north, there are three races which for an extended period of time have had their home in the Malay Peninsula.