Mergui (Myeik; 98.60E 12.43N) is a port in Burma's Tenasserim region, on the west coast of the Kra Isthmus. This was a tin mining district, producing about 2400 tons per year. The port had a small airstrip, part of the air bridge from India to Singapore.

The port was defended by 2 Burma Rifles Battalion (2 Burma Brigade) when war broke out. However, the garrison was evacuated following the loss of Tavoy on 19 January 1941.


Allen (1984)

Pearce and Smith (1990)

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