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  Peninsular Malaysia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peninsular Malaysia (or Semenanjung Malaysia in the Malay language) is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and shares a land border with Thailand in the north.
East Malaysia (on the island of Borneo) lies to the east across the South China Sea.
The term Peninsular Malaysia is used more often than West Malaysia (to avoid the idea that West and East Malaysia are separate countries like West Germany and East Germany used to be until 1990) or Malaya (which is now becoming obsolescent due to its connotations of the British colonial era).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peninsular_Malaysia   (296 words)

 EH.Net Encyclopedia: The Economic History of Malaysia
Malaysia is generally regarded as one of the most successful non-western countries to have achieved a relatively smooth transition to modern economic growth over the last century or so.
Malaysia is perhaps the best example of a country in which the economic roles and interests of various racial groups have been pragmatically managed in the long-term without significant loss of growth momentum, despite the ongoing presence of inter-ethnic tensions which have occasionally manifested in violence, notably in 1969 (see below).
In 1963 the Federation of Malaysia was formed in which the bumiputera population was sufficient in total to offset the high proportion of Chinese arising from the short-lived inclusion of Singapore (Andaya and Andaya, 2001).
www.eh.net /encyclopedia/?article=drabble.malaysia   (6459 words)

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It is connected via a causeway and bridge to the island of Singapore to the south, and across the Strait of Malacca to the west lies the island of Sumatra.
The term Peninsular Malaysia is used more often than West Malaysia (to avoid the idea that West and East Malaysia are separate countries like West and East Germany) or Malaya (which has colonial connotations).
The distinction between West and East Malaysia is significant beyond the sphere of geography, because as well as having a different court structure, the Eastern states have more autonomy than the states of Malaya, controlling e.g.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/peninsular_malaysia.html   (229 words)

 Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Malaysia lies near the Equator between latitudes 1 and 7 °North and longitudes 100 and 119 °East.
Malaysia is subjected to maritime influence and the interplay of wind systems, which originate in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.
Peninsular Malaysia, covering 131,598 km2, borders Thailand in the north and Indonesia in the west, Singapore in the south and the Philippines in the east.
www.hridir.org /countries/malaysia   (501 words)

 Malaysia (09/05)
Malaysia's population of 25.6 million (2004) continues to grow at a rate of 2.0% per annum; about 32.8% of the population is under the age of 15.
Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong ("paramount ruler"), customarily referred to as the king.
Malaysia is one of the world's largest exporters of semiconductor devices, electrical goods, and appliances, and the government has ambitious plans to make Malaysia a leading producer and developer of high-tech products, including software.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2777.htm   (3360 words)

 Peninsular Malaysia
Malaysia is a country divided by the South China Sea.
The oldest British settlement in Malaysia, Georgetown was founded in 1786, when Captain Francis Light persuaded the Sultan of Kedah to cede Pulau Penang (island of the Betel Nut) to the British East India Company as a place to refit its ships plying the waters between India and China.
Along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, rain is common in the months of April, May, October and November.
www.travellady.com /Issues/Issue54/westmalaysia.htm   (1897 words)

 Travel Information of Malaysia
Although East Malaysia occupies the larger portion of Malaysia's total area, it is primarily comprised of undeveloped land and jungles.
Malaysia is a land of fascinating sights and attractions.
On the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia the rainy seasons is April to May and October to November.
asiatravel.com /malinfo.html   (856 words)

Malaysia extends as an arc comprising the Malay Peninsular (or West Malaysia) and Malaysian Borneo (East Malaysia), separated by the South China Sea.
Malaysia is characterised by a humid tropical climate with heavy rainfall (2540 mm p.a.
The topography of Peninsular Malaysia is characterized by the central mountain ranges running from north to south.
www.fao.org /ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof/Malaysia.htm   (5507 words)

 Guidelines on logging practices for the hill forest of peninsular Malaysia
Peninsular Malaysia is a federation of states and Malaysia practices parliamentary democracy.
At the end of 1990, the total forested land in Peninsular Malaysia was estimated at 6.17 million hectares or 46.9 per cent of the total land area.
The National Forest Policy for Peninsular Malaysia was endorsed in 1978 and the National Forestry Act (Laws of Malaysia, Act 313) was then proclaimed in 1984 to provide for the administration, management and conservation of forests and forestry development within the states.
www.fao.org /docrep/W3646E/w3646e0d.htm   (4697 words)

 Peninsular Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The term Peninsular Malaysia is used more often than West Malaysia (to avoid the idea that West and East Malaysia are separate countries like West Germany and East Germany) or Malaya (which is now becoming obsolescent due to its connotations of the United KingdomBritish colonial era).
Peninsular Malaysia is moving in the wrong direction.
KUALA TERENGGANU, June 30 (Bernama) -- Peninsular Malaysia's east coast state of Terengganu is truly a land of islands.
www.infothis.com /find/Peninsular_Malaysia   (497 words)

 Malaysia Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Malaysia is important to world energy markets because of its 75 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves and its net oil exports of over 300,000 barrels per day.
Malaysia has maintained its policy of a fixed exchange rate between the ringgit and the U.S. dollar, which was imposed by Prime Minister Mahathir in September 1998, as part of capital controls designed to stem the outflow of short-term capital in the wake of the Asian financial crisis.
Eventually, Malaysia expects to achieve a fully competitive power market, with generation, transmission, and distribution decoupled, but reform is still at an early stage and the exact process of the transition to a competitive market has not been decided.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/malaysia.html   (3267 words)

Two hundred years later in C.E. Islam was embraced by people along the coast of Peninsular Malaysia including the port of Kelang which was a well-known trading centre.
One noteworthy feature in the religious education scene is the close relationship between the Pondok schools, the teachers and even the pupils although the distance between them may be quite considerable as from Kubang Pasir for example, or Kedah to Achen, Java, Kalimantan, Kelantan and Terengganu.
After Malaya achieved independence on August 31, 1957, the growth of religious education at government subsidised schools was a result of sustained effort on the part of the Malay community.
www.angelfire.com /me4/islaam/History2.html   (1034 words)

 Malaysia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Malaysia is one of the most pleasant, hassle-free countries to visit in southeast Asia.
It's buoyant and wealthy, and has moved towards a pluralist culture based on a vibrant and interesting fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous cultures and customs.
Most visitors to Malaysia stick to the insane headlong rush of Kuala Lumpur, the colonially soothing Cameron Highlands Hill Station or the hedonistic torpor of Langkawi.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/malaysia   (196 words)

 A Virtual Travel to Malaysia - Malaysia Tourism
Destination Malaysia, a virtual travel guide to the country that was formerly known as "Malaya".
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country in Southeast Asia.
Peninsular Malaysia - rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, light manufacturing industry, electronics, tin mining and smelting, logging and processing timber.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/malaysia.htm   (671 words)

 birdtours.co.uk - Birdwatching Reports from Peninsular Malaysia
Peninsular Malaysia 21st of March — 6th of April 2003
In May 1997 I had a brief opportunity to do some birding in peninsular Malaysia on my to and from Brisbane, Australia.
The countries are dealt with alphabetically and after a general introduction, there are site details, which include a list of birds to be seen, organized under the headings "Endemics", "Specialities" and "Others"; a list of "Other Wildlife" is also included where there is something of particular interest.
www.birdtours.co.uk /tripreports/malaysia/peninslar-index.htm   (765 words)

 Malaysia maps from Omni Resources, world leader in map supply.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Malaysia maps from Omni Resources, world leader in map supply.
Malaysia, Peninsular--Quaternary Geological Map of Peninsular Malaysia (Peta Geologi Kuaternari Semenanjung Malaysia).
Malaysia, Peninsular--Mineral Distribution Map of Peninsular Malaysia (Peta Taburan Mineral Semenanjung Malaysia).
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/malaysia.htm   (436 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in Malaysia today?
The Malay Peninsular, including Singapore, has a total of 639 species of birds of which 426 are classified as residents and just two as endemics.
Sabah together with the neighboring state of Sarawak are semi-autonomous regions in the federation of Malaysia.
Malaysia has to be one of the easiest countries in South Easy Asia to get around - everyone seems to speak English, and the public transport network is cheap and easy.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/asiamalaysia.htm   (2921 words)

 Ethnologue report for Malaysia (Peninsular)
Population includes 786,097 in Peninsular Malaysia, 109,060 in Sarawak, 90,478 in Sabah.
Population includes 1,824,741 in Peninsular Malaysia, 7,990 Teochew, 5,083 Hainanese, 24,604 Hokkien in Sabah (1980 census) 84,280 in Sarawak (1979).
All districts of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Malaysia+(Peninsular)   (616 words)

 Laman Web Rasmi JPSM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Permohonan adalah dipelawa daripada warganegara Malaysia yang berkelayakan bagi mengisi jawatan Pelukis Pelan Gred J17 di Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia.
Persidangan Perhutanan Malaysia Ke 14 (14th Malaysian Forestry Conference) bertemakan 'Forestry in Malaysia: Re-inventing Human-Nature Relationships' telah berlangsung pada 12-16 September 2005 di Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Sebanyak 10 kertas kerja beserta 1 'Keynote Address' telah dibentangkan oleh peserta-peserta Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia di persidangan tersebut.
www.forestry.gov.my   (170 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation.
The first several years of the country's history were marred by Indonesian efforts to control Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's secession from the Federation in 1965.
As a result, Malaysia was hard hit by the global economic downturn and the slump in the information technology (IT) sector in 2001 and 2002.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/my.html   (1310 words)

 Saturniidae of Peninsular Malaysia
A treatise on the Saturniidae of Peninsular Malaysia was published by R.E.J. Lampe in 1984 in German language and reprinted in English translation in 1985:
The two Peninsular Malaysia species of Samia were called by Lampe (1984, 1985) “cynthia Drury, 1773” and “borneensis Rebel, 1926”, respectively.
The valid names for the two Peninsular species as well as the interpretation which taxon within the insularis-complex is to be treated as species or subspecies remains to be assessed; a revision of the whole genus is in preparation by R.S. Peigler and S. Naumann.
www.saturnia.de /Research/Sat-W-Malaysia.html   (1775 words)

 Peninsular Malaysia - Review - Sceneric town in Peninsular Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first railway in Malaysia was built from this town to the port.
Apart from the rich history, the Lake Garden is one of the best scenery in Malaysia.
Make it a must to visit Taiping the next time you are in Malaysia.
travel.ciao.co.uk /Peninsular_Malaysia__Review_10159?...   (373 words)

 Peninsular Malaysia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The term Peninsular Malaysia is used more often than West Malaysia (to avoid the idea that West and East Malaysia are separate countries like West Germany and East Germany) or Malaya (which is now becoming obsolescent due to its connotations of the British colonial era).
The distinction between West and East Malaysia is significant beyond the sphere of geography, because as well as having a different court structure, the Eastern states have more autonomy than the original States of Malaya, controlling e.g.
This page was last modified 09:44, 1 May 2005.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Malaya   (324 words)

 Peninsular Malaysia - Review - Street restuarants in Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Practically every village and town in Malaysia will have stalls or vendors specialising in satay,which is one of the most popular dishes in the country.Bite-sized chunks of beef,tripe,mutton or chicken are carefully marinated in spices,then skewered with thin bamboo strips,and slowly and lovingly barbecued over a charcoal fire.
If you visit the east coast of the Peninsular you will almost certainly come across Nasi Kerabu and Nasi Dagang,brastari rice and fish curry are the principal ingredients of this speciality of Terengganu and Kelantan.
Should you still be yearning for Western food do not despair because Malaysia's street restaurant industry,ever innovative,will not disappoint you.
travel.ciao.co.uk /Peninsular_Malaysia__Review_27180?...   (730 words)

 Bird watching Trip Report from Peninsular Malaysia
Timing: July is not the best month to visit Peninsular Malaysia, because  in winter, a number of additional interesting species (waders, herons, Forest Wagtail, Grey Nightjar, Hooded Pitta, shrikes, Siberian Thrush, flycatchers and Phylloscopus warblers and last but not least Masked Finfoot) can also be seen.
Situated at the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this park, which consist of 200 hectares mangrove woodland and a large lagoon, offers you the chance to see some of the typical mangrove species of Malaysia.
According to Jeyarajasingam and Pearson 1999, endemic to Peninsular Malaysia.
www.birdtours.co.uk /tripreports/malaysia/malay6/pen-malay1999.htm   (8788 words)

 East Malaysia
Malaysia: Land and People - Land and People Malaysia consists of two parts: West Malaysia,.
Malaysia - Head of State: King Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail (2001) Prime Minister: Abdullah Badawi...
Malaysia: History - History Foreign Influence and Settlement (For early history of West Malaysia, see Malay Peninsula;...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0912799.html   (94 words)

 Singapore & Peninsular Malaysia
A practical guide to both Peninsula Malaysia and the islands, featuring 80 maps, sections on outdoor activities, a language guide and extensive coverage of Singapore and Brunei.
Wild Malaysia, The Wildlife and Scenery of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, and Sabah
An illustrated overview of Malaysia with essays on its attractions, history and culture.
longitudebooks.com /find/d/76/pc/JourneysInternational/r/JI/mcms.html   (491 words)

 Peninsular Malaysia - Wikitravel
Peninsular Malaysia (Semenanjung Malaysia) occupies most of the Malayan Peninsula between Thailand and Singapore, and is also known as West Malaysia (Malaysia Barat) or the slightly archaic Malaya (Tanah Melayu).
It is home to the bulk of Malaysia's population, including its capital and largest city Kuala Lumpur, and is generally more economically developed.
East Coast — comprising the states of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu, the east is rural and comparatively undeveloped, but offers some of Malaysia's most beautiful islands and national parks
wikitravel.org /en/Peninsular_Malaysia   (168 words)

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