Published: October 2007
Malacca Strait Pirates - Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

Related Links

International Chamber of Commerce
The International Maritime Bureau, which reports pirate attacks, is part of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Port of Tanjung Pelepas
The website provides information on the shipping lanes in the Strait of Malacca.

Singapore Statistics
Access information about the business and economy of Singapore on this Web page.


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