The Strait of Malacca Martinez, Rondeau, Wright, Vasquez
What types of goods travel through the Strait of Malacca? • Porcelain • Cloves • Cinnamon • Pepper • Jewels • Cashmere
Why did the Strait of Malacca become a well-traveled sea route? • It offered the shortest water route between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
What did traders worry about? • Pirates • They lurked in the coastal mangrove swamps. • They looked for small, light ships like trading ships. • Only steam powered warships controlled the threat of pirates.
Why has the Strait of Malacca continued to be important in the modern world today?
Which theme of geography is reflected in this passage? M – I – R – P – L