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East and West Malaysia chart

Peninsular Malaysia (or West Malaysia) runs from Singapore to the Thai border with approximately 400 miles of coastline forming the eastern boundary of the famous Malacca Straits. On the Gulf of Thailand coast, the distance to the border is slightly less. Across the South China Sea, East Malaysia comprises the two states of Sarawak and Sabah, which lie on the northwestern side of the island of Borneo (Kalimantan).

The country is multicultural with approximately 60 percent Malay, 30 percent Chinese and 10 percent Indian population. Formerly a British colony, it is now an independent nation with conservative tolerant Islam as the predominant faith.

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Anchorages in Malaysia

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West Malaysia, West CoastPhoto by Bill O’Leary

Peninsular Malaysia, West Coast

the Malacca Straits is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. the southern entrance starts just north of Singapore Read more...
The distinctive twin peaks ‘Donkey’s Ears’ or ‘Dragon Horns’ of Gunung SemukutThe Donkey’s Ears’ of Gunung Semukut | Photo by Bill O’Leary

Peninsular Malaysia, East Coast

Yachts heading up the east coast of West Malaysia, or on to the Gulf of thailand, may enter Malaysia at tanjung Belungkor Ferry terminal or tanjung Pengelih at Pengerang Read more...
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East Malaysia (Borneo)

Lying to the east of Peninsular Malaysia is the island of Borneo. on the northwest side of this huge island are the two east Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah Read more...
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