Johore Strait

Northern arm of the Singapore Strait between the Republic of Singapore and the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.

It is 30 mi (50 km) long and 0.75 mi (1.2 km) wide. Its eastern portion has a deepwater access channel to Changi naval base on Singapore's northeastern coast. It was the scene of heavy fighting in 1942 during the Japanese drive to conquer Singapore. A causeway links Singapore to the mainland.

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Bahasa Malaysia  Selat Tabrau 

      northern arm of the Singapore Strait, 30 mi (50 km) long and 3/4–3 mi wide, between the Republic of Singapore and the region of Johor at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It is crossed by a rail and road causeway linking Johor Baharu, Malaysia, with Woodlands, Singapore. The strait was the scene of fighting in February 1942 during the Japanese drive to conquer Singapore, then a British colony. Its eastern portion contains the Singapore islands of Ubin and Tekong Besar and has a deepwater access channel to Changi naval base on Singapore's northeastern coast.

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Universalium. 2010.

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