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Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Malay Peninsula

3.1N 101.6E

March 24th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Malaysia - January 6th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR¬†image shows the city of Kuala Lumpur (visible as a bright white area towards the upper left), the capital of Malaysia, on the Malay Peninsula, and the city-state of Singapore (visible at the right edge), just off the peninsula’s coast. The peninsula is a landmass in Southeast Asia that runs approximately north-south and, at its terminus, is the southern-most point of the Asian mainland.

The Titiwangsa Mountains are part of the Tenasserim Hills system, and form the backbone of the Peninsula (more of this range is visible upon opening the full image). The Strait of Malacca separates the Malay Peninsula from the Indonesian island of Sumatra while the south coast is separated from the island of Singapore by the Straits of Johor.

Singapore is a city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 km north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore is highly urbanised but almost half of the country is covered by greenery. More land is being created for development through land reclamation.

Area of Convection by Malay Peninsula Could Become Tropical Cyclone

0.3S 97.9E

November 2nd, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Area of Convection - November 1st, 2010

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Track of Area of Convection

An area of convection has persisted approximately 235 nm north-northwest of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Animated infrared satellite imagery shows flaring convection, associated with a loosely organized low level circulation center (LLCC), persisting over the Malay Peninsula.

Over the past several hours, surface observations have indicated variable winds (10-15 knots) out of the west-northwest with a 24 hour pressure decrease of 6 mb’s.

Upper level analysis indicates broad upper level diffluence with low vertical wind shear (10 to 15 knots). Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 20 to 25 knots. Minimum sea level pressure is estimated to be near 1003 mb.

Due to persistent deep convection and favorable upper level conditions, the potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is fair.

Sediments Along Malaysian Coast by Kuala Lumpur

February 25th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - February 23rd, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - February 23rd, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, the grey area on the bottom right, is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. The city proper, making up an area of 244 km2 (94 sq mi), has an estimated population of 1.6 million in 2006. Kuala Lumpur is an enclave within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.2 million. It is the fastest growing metropolitan region in the country, in terms of population as well as economy.

A great deal of sediments is visible off the coast near Kuala Lumpur, particularly around Port Klang, one of the main ports of Malaysia. The tan swirls of sediments among the green algae indicate the direction of water currents.

Another large discharge of sediments can be observed at the mouth of the Perak River, towards the center. The Perak is the second longest river in Peninsular Malaysia.