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Malay Peninsula

Range TypePeninsula
Highest PointGunung Tahan (2190 m/7185 ft)
CountriesMalaysia (49%), Thailand (36%), Myanmar (15%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesPahang (13%), Negeri Perak (8%), Negeri Johor (7%), Kelantan (6%), Terengganu (5%), Kedah (3%), Selangor (3%), Negeri Sembilan (2%), Negeri Melaka (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area271,087 sq km / 104,667 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,548 km / 962 mi North-South
782 km / 486 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long8° 13' N; 99° 30' E
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Map of Malay Peninsula
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Malay Peninsula.
Southeast AsiaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Nagaland HillsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Andaman and Nicobar IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Shan-Western ThailandLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Malay PeninsulaLevel 3
         Red-Mekong AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Anammese CordilleraLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Southeast AsiaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Malay Peninsula

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Gunung Tahan21907185 
2.Gunong Yong Belar21807152 
3.Gunung Benom21076913 
4.Myinmoletkat Taung20726798 
5.Gunung Brinchang20326667 
6.Gunung Bintang18626109 
7.Khao Luang17805840 
8.Gunung Bubu16575436 
9.Ngayanni Kyauk Taung15315023 
10.Palan Taung14554774 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Malay Peninsula

Bukit Timah
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Bukit Timah, meaning "tin hill" in Bahasa Melayu, the highest peak in the city-state of Singapore. About 3 km from the MRT station of Bukit Batok, it is one of the few country highpoints that can be accessed via metro (2014-05-13). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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