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Sediments Along Coast of Perak, Malaysia – April 1st, 2009

April 1st, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Perak, Malaysia - March 23rd, 2009

Perak, Malaysia - March 23rd, 2009

Perak is one of Malaysia’s 13 states, bordered by the Strait of Malacca to the West. Its other borders are shared by the state of Kedah and Thailand’s Yala Province to the north, and the Malaysian states of Penang to the northwest, Kelantan and Pahang to the east, and Selangor to the south.

Perak, meaning silver in Malay, covers an area of 21,006 km², making up 6.4 percent of total land banks in Malaysia. It is the second largest Malaysian state on the Malay Peninsula, and the fourth in the whole of Malaysia.

Perak’s days are warm and sunny, while its nights are cool the whole year through, with occasional rains in the evenings. Temperature is fairly constant, that is, from 23°C to 33°C, with humidity often more than 82.3 percent. Annual rainfall measures at 3,218 mm.

Here, sediments stream into the Strait of Malacca from several rivers, including the Perak River, below the center. The Perak is the second longest river in Peninsular Malaysia. A number of towns are on its banks, including the royal town of Kuala Kangsar.

While the Perak spills golden yellow sediments into the strait, the sediments from the Bernam River, just to its  south, marking the border between the states of Perak and Selangor, are reddish-brown in color.

Bernam River flows from Mount Liang Timur in the east on the Titiwangsa Mountains to the Straits of Malacca in the west. The peak of Mount Liang Timur itself marks the point where Pahang, Perak and Selangor meet.

The eastern part of the river is suitable for palm oil and rubber tree plantation while swamps fill the western areas. A percentage of the swampy areas have been reclaimed and dried up by a drainage system. Some have been converted into paddy fields.

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.