Strait of Malacca

strait between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra, linking the Singapore Strait and the Southern China Sea, to the south-east, with the Andaman Sea bordering the Indian Ocean, to the north-west

The Strait of Malacca is a marine strait. It links the Andaman Sea and the Java Sea, and separates Malaya and Sumatra. It is about 800 km long. Most parts are between 50 kilometres (31 mi) and 300 kilometres (190 mi) wide. At its narrowest point, it is only 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) wide. At its shallowest point it is about 25 metres (82 ft) deep.