Malaysia, the 67th largest country in the world, is comprised of two distinct parts. Peninsular Malaysia lies at the southern end of the Malay Peninsular on the Asian mainland, to the east of the Malacca Straits and is separated from East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, by the South China Sea. Peninsular Malaysia borders Thailand and Singapore whilst East Malaysia shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia.
Malaysia is a hot and humid equatorial country. The country experiences two monsoon seasons, the south-west monsoon between May and September and the north-east monsoon during November and March. The impact of each monsoon across the country varies due to the mountainous topography.
Malaysia's natural resources include tin, bauxite, copper, iron and additionally the country has some petroleum reserves. Malaysia is the world's 2nd largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, LNG, (2013).