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Country Transits: Closest Countries to Malaysia by Starting Letter

For each starting letter, name the country that can be reached from Malaysia crossing the smallest number of land borders
Country Transits Distance: number of land borders you have to cross to reach a country (moving between different parts of the same country, eg going from France to French Guiana to St Martin does not count as a move)
When you guess an answer, the number in brackets shows the number of crossings required
For one letter there's two possible answers depending on whether you consider a certain border to exist or not
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: April 28, 2015
First submittedApril 28, 2015
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Letter
Country
A
Afghanistan (4)
B
Brunei (1)
C
Cambodia (2)
D
Denmark (7)
E
East Timor (2)
F
Finland (5)
G
Georgia (5)
H
Hungary (6)
I
Indonesia (1)
J
Jordan (7)
K
Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan (4)
L
Laos (2)
Letter
Country
M
Mongolia (4)
N
Nepal-North Korea (4)
O
Oman (8)
P
Papua New Guinea (2)
Q
Qatar (8)
R
Russia (4)
S
Sri Lanka (4) or South Korea (5)
T
Thailand (1)
U
Ukraine-Uzbekistan (5)
V
Vietnam (3)
Y
Yemen (8)
Z
Zambia (13)
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level 69
Apr 28, 2015
With S shouldn't it be Singapore? It has a border with Malaysia.
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level 71
Apr 28, 2015
Being a 'bridge' border it's not considered, only land borders are considered so Singapore is an 'island country'
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level 77
Apr 28, 2015
The U.S. State Department disagrees: http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/2004/35427.htm
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level 72
Apr 28, 2015
Well, this is interesting. This Wikipedia article states that the lock plus lift bridge for boats to pass across the Singapore-Malaysia causeway was closed in 1946 - which would mean that whole of the causeway across the Johore Strait is now solid land.