Malay Archipelago is a group of islands, more than 20,000 of them, scattered around Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, located between Southeast Asia and Australia with the total land size of more than 2 million square kilometer. This is the birth place of Malay Archipelago, the largest group of islands in the world.
During colonial period these islands are also referred as East India. Nusantara in the Malay language means the Malay islands, the Malay world today, including Malaysia, Indonesia, southern Thailand, islands in southern Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, East Timor and Papa New Guinea with close to 400 million of population.
Weather – Are the Malay Islands very hot?
The Malay islands are located in hot climate area, around 10 degrees altitude. The average temperature is 26 degree Celcius (80 degrees Fahrenheit). The weather is kind of pleasant all day. The temperature of the islands is affected by ocean nearby and typhoon. The rainfall in the region is around 2,000 cm in a year. Rainfall is consistent throughout the year.
Earthquakes and volcano eruptions are rampant in Indonesia and Philippines but not in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.