Malaya, also known as the Malay Peninsula, is a peninsula in Southeast Asia. Most of its territory belongs to
the Federation of Malaysia, while the isthmus of Kra to the north connects it to Thailand and the rest of the continent.
Malaya was ruled by a puppet nationalist government composed of local collaborators established by the Empire of Japan. Representatives from Malaya were present during a crowning ceremony in Hawaii of King Stanley Owana Laanui after Japan conquered the Islands in 1942.
Malaya was a British colony on the southern tip of the peninsular of southeast Asia. The island of Singapore was located on its southern tip. A British colony until 1943, it was taken by Japan in the Second Great War.