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What is the geography of Malaysia like?

What is the geography of Malaysia like?

West or Peninsula Malaysia consists of a range of steep forest covered mountains with coastal plains to the east and west, while the principal river is the Pahang. East Malaysia has a broad swampy, coastal plain that rises to jungle-covered hills in the interior.

How was Malaysia formed?

On 16 September 1963, The Federation of Malaysia was formed following the merger of the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo (Sabah). In the late 1990s, Malaysia was struck by the Asian financial crisis and political turmoil following the removal of Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

Which is the coldest place in Malaysia?

Mount Kinabalu Peak
Kuala Lumpur: The tourist attraction in Sabah, Mount Kinabalu Peak which is 4,095 metres above sea level, is the coldest place in Malaysia.

How big are the mountains in Peninsular Malaysia?

Subscribe today Peninsular Malaysia is dominated by its mountainous core, which consists of a number of roughly parallel mountain ranges aligned north-south. The most prominent of these is the Main Range, which is about 300 miles (480 km) long and has peaks exceeding 7,000 feet (2,100 metres).

Where are the rainforests and mountains in Malaysia?

Straddling the Johor – Pahang border, the Endau-Rompin Park is a treasure trove of virgin jungle. This is the place for the hard-core nature-lovers as the park is relatively undeveloped and most of it has not even been explored yet!

Which is the third topographic feature of Malaysia?

The third topographic feature is the mountainous backbone that forms the divide between East Malaysia and Kalimantan. This region, which is higher and nearer to the coast in Sabah than in Sarawak, is composed of an eroded and ill-defined complex of plateaus, ravines, gorges, and mountain ranges.

What are the ingredients in a Malaysian dessert?

Typically made out of rice or sago flour, the soft strips are mixed with coconut milk and sugar syrup to form a refreshingly soupy dessert. Often, other ingredients such as red beans, grass jelly and sweet corn are added to provide more flavour and texture.