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.

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”.

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.

While in Malaysia, you absolutely must pass through Malacca and visit the Malacca Straits Mosque #Malaysia

While in Malaysia, you absolutely must pass through Malacca and visit the Malacca Straits Mosque #Malaysia

Malaysia military source says missing jet veered to west. But a senior military officer who has been briefed on investigations told Reuters the aircraft had made a detour to the west after communications with civilian authorities ended."It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the officer said. The Strait of Malacca, one of the world's busiest shipping channels, runs along Malaysia's west coast, while Kota Bharu is on the northeast…

Malaysia military source says missing jet veered to west

Malaysia military source says missing jet veered to west. But a senior military officer who has been briefed on investigations told Reuters the aircraft had made a detour to the west after communications with civilian authorities ended."It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the officer said. The Strait of Malacca, one of the world's busiest shipping channels, runs along Malaysia's west coast, while Kota Bharu is on the northeast…

Suspected pirates assemble on the deck of a dhow near waters off of western Malaysia, January 2006.

Suspected pirates assemble on the deck of a dhow near waters off of western Malaysia, January 2006.

DVIDS - News - Stennis rescues drowning man near Strait of Malacca

DVIDS - News - Stennis rescues drowning man near Strait of Malacca

Fishing The Strait Of Malacca  #sailing #fishing #travelphotography #sea #fisherman #fishingboat #travel #world #malaysia #ocean #oneworld #365

Fishing The Strait Of Malacca #sailing #fishing #travelphotography #sea #fisherman #fishingboat #travel #world #malaysia #ocean #oneworld #365

The Northern Sea Route connects Europe with East Asia via the Barents Sea, the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea, the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. This route reduces the voyage with approximately 10 days compared with the traditional route via The Suez Canal, India and the Strait of Malacca.

The Northern Sea Route connects Europe with East Asia via the Barents Sea, the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea, the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. This route reduces the voyage with approximately 10 days compared with the traditional route via The Suez Canal, India and the Strait of Malacca.

Malacca is located in western Indonesia, just south of China. It is on the Straits of Malacca, making it very accessible for merchant ships.

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