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This page covers useful information on the tropical climate, weather and the geographical location of Singapore. Some facts and statistics are included.

Singapore Weather

Like most of Southeast Asia, Singapore is generally hot and humid. It's warm and humid year round, with the temperature almost never dropping below 20°C (68°F), even at night, and usually climbing to 30°C (86°F) during the day. Recent times, it even reached till 35°C.  Humidity is high, mounting over a 75% mark.

November and December is the rainy season. June-August is considered to be the best time to visit, but even then it rains often. Don't let the climate stop you from going, however. Most buildings are air-conditioned (to the point that you may want to take a sweater), and pains have been taken to make everything as comfortable as can be, all things considered. When it does rain, it's generally only for a short period.

For those who enjoy the sun and the beach, Singapore is an ideal place for beach lovers, as you get the hot hot sun throughout the year. So when you're in Singapore, just bring along your cooling apparels and hats.

Singapore Geography

Singapore's strategic location at the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula has ensured its importance, which is greater than its size might seem to justify. Singapore consists of the island of Singapore and some 63 islets within its territorial waters. The main island is about 26 mi/42 km from west to east and 14 mi/23 km from north to south. It's a mostly undulating country with low hills (the highest, 540-ft/166-m Bukit Timah Hill, is to the northwest of the city).

Singapore's Central Business District actually spreads across both the central and southern parts of the island (you'll know when you're there - it boasts striking high-rise structures). You can get a good visual orientation to the city as you cross the Benjamin Sheares Bridge on the East Coast Parkway, which links the airport to the city center. The Singapore cityscape looks magnificent, particularly at night when buildings are brilliantly lit. Offshore, there appears to be another city all lit up because of the many ships anchored there - Singapore is one of the busiest seaports in the world.

Many of the city's attractions are clustered closely together. Orchard Road, the shoppers' haven, is located in the northern part of the city center. Chinatown, where you'll find Boat Quay, is just to the southeast of Orchard Road, while Little India is northeast. Sentosa Island, with its many amusements, is directly to the southwest of the city center. These frequently visited neighborhoods, as well as more suburban areas, remain a bustling hive of pedestrian activity well into the evening.

Singapore Map

Location: Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia

Geographic coordinates: 1 22 N, 103 48 E

Area: total: 647.5 sq km

Land: 637.5 sq km

Water: 10 sq km

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 193 km

Elevation extremes:

Lowest point: Singapore Strait 0 m

Highest point: Bukit Timah 166 m

Terrain: lowland (undulating central plateau with water catchment area and nature preserve)

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6 Quiet Getaways in Singapore


You’ve probably had your fill of skyscrapers and air-conditioned comforts in Singapore.

If you’re looking to escape banal urbanity and get in touch with nature or the spiritual, you’re off to a great start. Here’s 6 quiet outdoor places in Singapore to satisfy the contemplative explorer inside you.

Picture a deserted beach with corals and little crabs scurrying along the coastline, wind in your hair, salty spray on your face, and a cave that lies hidden among the cliffs for your uncovering. Well, that’s what you’re in for at Tanjung Rimau – a haven from city chaos. Take a five-minute stroll from the edge of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort’s compound, go down a rocky slope and you’ll find the unadulterated beach waiting.

: Behind Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort; a five-minute walk from the edge of the compound

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Kampong Lorong Buangkok is Singapore’s last kampong (“village” in Malay) standing since 1956. Currently a stone’s throwaway from high-rise flats and bustling traffic, Kampong Buangkok is an odd but welcome respite from the reality of urbanisation. Here, you’ll walk on dirt paths, find rusted zinc-roofed houses, see ‘free-range’ chickens roaming, friendly village folk and the whole rustic-sleepy-town charm going on.

: Off Gerald Drive in Yio Chu Kang

Bollywood Veggies is not just a ten-acre organic farm but its also a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle to city dwellers. Reputed as the largest local producer of bananas, you can imagine the variety of fruits and vegetables you’ll find there. Nestled in the Kranji ‘countryside’, you’ll be sure to get all the peace and quiet you seek. Stroll amongst an eggplant plantation, witness adorable pineapple and dragonfruit ‘babies’ emerging from their stalks, take in lungfuls of fresh air and let lush greenery refresh your senses. With a handful of activities you can add to your itinerary, such as paddy planting, cooking lessons, and a museum tour among others, you’re in for a fruitful date with nature. When you’re done exploring, you can conclude your trip with delicious green eats at the farm-to-table concept bistro, Poison Ivy.

: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026 (Kranji)


Take an interest in the history of Singapore and Japan’s relations? This remnant and reminder of the Japanese occupation in WWII is not to be missed. Established in 1891, the park was burial ground for Japanese merchants, prostitutes, soldiers, and convicted war criminals after the Japanese surrendered in 1946. The place was gazetted as a memorial park by the Singapore government in 1987 and holds almost 1,000 graves – a third of which belongs to karayuki-san (Japanese prostitutes). Here, you’ll be able to find a stone garden, prayer hall, and gravestones and memorials constructed by prisoners of war for deceased generals and soldiers. The park is currently in the care of Lim Geok Qi, a caretaker who lives on the cemetery land and who serves as a guide for park visitors.

: 825B Chuan Hoe Ave, 549853

Welcome to the largest mangrove forest in Singapore. If you’re looking to experience mudflats, a sprawling coastal forest, rich flora and fauna, mudskippers and diverse creatures, it doesn’t get any better than Sungei Buloh wetlands. Come on a weekday and you’ll feel as if you have the entire reserve to yourself, where you’ll be treated to a still quietness save for the chirping of birds and rustling leaves. With up to seven kilometres worth of walkable trails, you have plenty of opportunity to connect with nature and find yourself.

: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, 71892


Contrary to its name, Haw Par Villa probably isn’t what you imagine it to be. Bearing similar themes to Dismaland’s disturbing dioramas, Haw Par Villa is like a graphic amusement park that leads you on a journey to discover Chinese mythology and hell (based loosely on buddhist beliefs). Created with the intention to impart Chinese cultural values hinged on morality and spirituality to society, the makers never did spare a single detail. Be prepared to walk through thousands of plaster statues depicting Chinese deities, battle scenes, brutal torture, eerie lighting and a taste of traditional Chinese surrealism. While the graphic nature of the exhibits doesn't exactly qualify the park as a peaceful place, you’d still be able to find some peace and quiet spending time by the bridges, pagodas or with the turtles by the pond.

: Haw Par Villa Station by MRT (CC25)

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Hey Ho people,

I'm Chris 20 from Germany. Just arrived in Singapore three weeks ago and would love to meet some people to go out and explore Singapore - please send me a personal message or comment - would be really nice to get to know new people :)

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Hey - I'm also 20 German from Clementi looking up to meet new people. On friday I'm planning to go to to Clarks Quay for a drink? Wanna join?

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The employer has the option (but not obligation) to attempt to sponsor a foreign worker for an Employment Pass after the position has been posted to Jobs Bank for at least 14 calendar days. If there's another way to express your interest in the position, I would do so. However, regardless, resident workers have the right of first refusal. If it's truly a "dream job" then it'll probably be filled locally.

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Pen? I heard ICA prefers crayon. ;)
Yes, that's correct except it was not ICA but the applicants, and not the crayon but cry on after some obvious failures to follow the ICA guidelines.

Re: Finally PR approved, share the merry and exp with my friends here.

Strong Eagle:
Yes but if I could be knowing how many weeks you are waiting then I could be knowing how many weeks I am waiting. How many weeks you think I am waiting?

Re: Finally PR approved, share the merry and exp with my friends here.

dynoto, that's where most of our acerbic answers come from. The most inane questions in the world. It wouldn't be so bad it the answers to those question actually had an iota of relevance to the application. But they don't, how bloody hard is it to understand that every little thing you write on the application has plus or minus points given to it. As does the results of their in situ vetting teams in the countries the applicant is coming from. From the reputed University (only in your country) that nobody has ever heard of outside of that country, to the MBA from a paper mill or via long distance learning. Oh, also add or subtract points if the parents are still alive, if you have childrens, What gender they are, grades in Univ, how many siblings you have and the chances of collateral damage, e.g., if you subsequently apply for SC and you get it, how many relative will you try to drag along to sponge off the subsidies here. Absolutely NO TWO PROFILES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME and there is the rub. Some people cannot get that into their thick skulls. These people shouldn't have even been given an EP or S pass. Amd recently it just seems to be getting worse.

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Good luck man. I hope you pop back to at least share some music, been a lot of fun and discovered a lot of new stuff via your suggestions! .

Bon voyage :)

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Pen? I heard ICA prefers crayon. ;)

Re: Finally PR approved, share the merry and exp with my friends here.

The color of the pen is more important and I can prove it.