The Malay Peninsula (Malay: Semenanjung Tanah Melayu) is a peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. The landmass runs approximately north–south and, at its terminus, is the southernmost point of the Asian continental mainland. The area contains Peninsular Malaysia, Southern Thailand, and the southernmost tip of Myanmar (Kawthaung). The island country of Singapore also has historical and cultural ties with the region. The peninsula is indigenous to or historically inhabited by the Malays, an Austronesian people.
|Adjacent bodies of water||Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean|
|Area||242,363.8 km2 (93,577.2 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||2,187 m (7175 ft)|
|Highest point||Mount Tahan|
|Largest settlement||Kuala Lumpur|
|Largest settlement||Hat Yai|
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. 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.