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Titiwangsa Mountains Along Malay Peninsula

7.0N 99.9E

June 20th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Malay Peninsula - January 6th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the Malay Peninsula (or Thai-Malay Peninsula), a peninsula in Southeast Asia (visible in its entirety in the full image). The land mass runs approximately north-south and, at its terminus, is the southern-most point of the Asian mainland. The area contains the southernmost tip of Burma, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Southern Thailand.

The image shows the ridges and contours of the Titiwangsa Mountains, part of the Tenasserim Hills system, that form the backbone of the Peninsula. They form the southernmost section of the central cordillera which runs from Tibet through the Kra Isthmus (the Peninsula’s narrowest point) into the Malay peninsula.

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.

Titiwangsa Mountains of Malay Peninsula, Thailand

9.0N 99.2E

October 26th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Thailand - October 24th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows part of southern Thailand, by the Gulf of Thailand (above). Southern Thailand consists of the narrow Kra Isthmus that widens into the Malay Peninsula.

The Titiwangsa Mountains are part of the Tenasserim Hills system, and form the backbone of the Peninsula. They form the southernmost section of the central cordillera which runs from Tibet through the Kra Isthmus (the Peninsula’s narrowest point) into the Malay peninsula.

State of Penang and Titiwangsa Mountains, Malaysia – February 24th, 2010

5.3N 100.2E

February 24th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Malaysia - January 26th, 2010

Malaysia - January 26th, 2010

The state of Penang, in Malaysia, can be seen in the upper left quadrant of this orthorectified image, on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous.

The state is geographically divided into two sections: Penang Island and Province Wellesley. The former is an island of 293 square kilometres located in the Straits of Malacca with an estimated population of 745,000. Province Wellesley (also known as Seberang Perai in Malay) is a narrow hinterland of 753 square kilometres on the peninsula across a narrow channel whose smallest width is 4 km (2.5 miles).

While the topography of Province Wellesley is mostly flat, the Titiwangsa Mountains can be seen running down the right side of the image. These mountains are the main range that forms the backbone of the Malay Peninsula, running north-south, from Thailand to peninsular Malaysia.

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