Located in the tropics, Malaysia straddles the South China Sea. Peninsular Malaysia is at the tip of mainland Southeast Asia while the states of Sabah and Sarawak are in the NE coastal area of the island of Borneo. The two regions are separated by about 531 km of the South China Sea and the capital is Kuala Lumpur in Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysia is governed as a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch ruling the nation.
The land area of Malaysia is about 329 299 km2, of which Peninsular Malaysia covers 131 598 km2, Sabah 76 710 km2 and Sarawak 123 985 km2. The Federation of Malaysia consists of the following states: Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang and Seberang Perai, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Wilayah Persekutuan (Federal Territory) in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.
Gobbett and Hutchison (1973)have outlined succinctly the development of geological research in Malaysia. A few early observations in...
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Suntharalingam, T. (1997). Malaysia: Peninsular malaysia. In: Encyclopedia of European and Asian Regional Geology. Encyclopedia of Earth Science. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4495-X_64
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