The Malay Peninsula
is located at the south east corner of the
. It runs approximately north-south and contains the most southerly point of the Asian continent. The southwest coast
is separated from the island
by the Strait of Malacca
To the east is the island of Borneo
The area is divided politically:
- the northwest is the extreme south part of Myanmar
- the central region and northeast is the south part of Thailand
- most of the south is the part of Malaysia called West Malaysia or Peninsular Malaysia (which should not be confused with the larger Malay Peninsula).
- the southern tip is the independent republic of Singapore.
two of the aboriginal tribes were the Semang
, who are Negrito
, and the Sakai
. Neither are currently Bumiputra
under the laws of Malaysia