Pulau Langkawi is the largest of the 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago, an Eden of rain forest and white sand beaches off the northwest coast of mainland Malaysia. The Langkawi islands are located where the Andaman Sea meets the Straits of Malacca.

Pulau Langkawi is the largest of the 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago, an Eden of rain forest and white sand beaches off the northwest coast of mainland Malaysia. The Langkawi islands are located where the Andaman Sea meets the Straits of Malacca.

Zaher The Strait of Malacca Mosque which looks as if a painting is legendary, and is based on an artificial island near the city of Malacca in Malaysia and was built in 2006

Zaher The Strait of Malacca Mosque which looks as if a painting is legendary, and is based on an artificial island near the city of Malacca in Malaysia and was built in 2006

Maritime trade accounts for 90% of world trade, therefore international “choke points” like the Strait of Malacca are critically important for China, the largest trading nation in the world. The PLA Navy harbors no ambitions of controlling these straits, but it doesn’t want the straits to be controlled by others, either. The psychological effect of a Chinese carrier offshore would help “to subdue the enemy without using force”.

Maritime trade accounts for 90% of world trade, therefore international “choke points” like the Strait of Malacca are critically important for China, the largest trading nation in the world. The PLA Navy harbors no ambitions of controlling these straits, but it doesn’t want the straits to be controlled by others, either. The psychological effect of a Chinese carrier offshore would help “to subdue the enemy without using force”.

Malacca is one safe place….. Although they  have had their fair share of attacks on the trading ships. Cool huh?! Here is a quote from a satisfied customer "Malacca is absolutely beautiful as the queen Beyoncé said 'Pretty hurts' so if trading in Malacca meant risking attacks I was up for it all."

Malacca is one safe place….. Although they have had their fair share of attacks on the trading ships. Cool huh?! Here is a quote from a satisfied customer "Malacca is absolutely beautiful as the queen Beyoncé said 'Pretty hurts' so if trading in Malacca meant risking attacks I was up for it all."

There's a Strait of Malacca... who knew? LOL #greek #vlakeskaimalakes

There's a Strait of Malacca... who knew? LOL #greek #vlakeskaimalakes

Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia. Inscription in 2008. Minor modification inscription in 2011. Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)

Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia. Inscription in 2008. Minor modification inscription in 2011. Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)

This is the ports of China and India, which were the main ports that traded within the Strait of Malacca.

This is the ports of China and India, which were the main ports that traded within the Strait of Malacca.

Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia

Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia

Penang needs to be on your Malaysia itinerary. This island across the Strait of Malacca is tethered to the Malay Peninsula by bridges and is easy to reach by road from Kuala Lumpur and even from Southern Thailand. One visit to Penang is never enough, and no two holiday resort stays are ever alike.

Penang needs to be on your Malaysia itinerary. This island across the Strait of Malacca is tethered to the Malay Peninsula by bridges and is easy to reach by road from Kuala Lumpur and even from Southern Thailand. One visit to Penang is never enough, and no two holiday resort stays are ever alike.

A U.S. merchant seaman takes aim during training to repel pirates in the Strait of Malacca, 1984.

A U.S. merchant seaman takes aim during training to repel pirates in the Strait of Malacca, 1984.

Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca. The influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns with a specific multicultural heritage that is both tangible and intangible.    © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection / Amos Chapple

Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca. The influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns with a specific multicultural heritage that is both tangible and intangible. © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection / Amos Chapple

Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

This is the location of Malacca trading post where all the merchants come and leave content.

This is the location of Malacca trading post where all the merchants come and leave content.

t's the Ship is an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival set onboard Royal Caribbean International’s MS Mariner of the Seas. The 4D3N event is Asia's largest festival at sea and has been hailed one of the main highlights of the EDM calendar since its inception in 2014. In its third iteration, the party cruise departed from Singapore this November, crossed international waters on the straits of Malacca to Penang, before returning to Singapore shores.

t's the Ship is an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival set onboard Royal Caribbean International’s MS Mariner of the Seas. The 4D3N event is Asia's largest festival at sea and has been hailed one of the main highlights of the EDM calendar since its inception in 2014. In its third iteration, the party cruise departed from Singapore this November, crossed international waters on the straits of Malacca to Penang, before returning to Singapore shores.

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