Malacca, Strait of, a channel about 500 miles (800 km) long, between the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. It links the Andaman Sea and South China Sea and is a major international shipping lane. Ports on the strait include Singapore and the Malaysian cities of George Town and Malacca.
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Tonle Sap, a lake in central Cambodia, drained by the Tonle Sap River. During the rainy season the lake receives water from many streams, mainly the flooding Mekong River, and greatly increases in size, inundating surrounding areas.