Friday, October 31, 2014

Answer Regarding Mountains in Malaya

Since pictures do not post on the answer section below, I am posting the answer to the Malaya question here:
    Thank you for your comment. As for Malaya, I sometime forget about that area since it is such a minor view regarding the Land of Promise and has so many problems of not matching the scriptural record. However, not to neglect it entirely, the highest point in Malaysia is Mount Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu), but it is on the island of Borneo, what is called East Malaysia—not on the actual Peninsula, which is the location of Olsen’s Land of Promise. On the Peninsula, there are numerous mountain ranges running parallel form north to south, with the main range Titiwangsa Mountains, which divides the peninsula between the east and west coasts. Mount Korbu (Gunung Korbu) is 7162 feet in height, and is located in the north-west portion of their Land Southward. A little to the south and east is the highest point on the Peninsula, Mount Tahan (Gunung Tahan, which means “enduring mountain”), with an elevation of 7,175 feet and a prominence of 7,020 feet.
Top Mojunt Korbu; Bottom Mount Tahan 
    The highest point in adjoining Thailand (on the peninsula) is Khao Luang peak at 6,010 feet, and the Nakhon Si Thammarat Range at 5,840 feet, with Ulu Titi Basah at 5,030 feet. None of the mountains on the entire peninsula are impressive, since they are all roughly abut the same height in appearance with no truly high peaks among them compared to the rest of the range of mountains.
The Malay Peninsula, with the mountain range in the distance in the top two photos and the Malay lowlands in the bottom photo 
    As can be seen from these photos of the Malay Peninsula, both of Malasia and Thailand areas, the landscape does not lend to a comment about mountains “whose height is great.”

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