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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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Re: EP Processing Time

ecureilx:


Two replies:

1) About FIN and EP : this was answered a few times :) You may do some search here ..

2) In any case, since I have a strong belief that you want answers NOW, than your doing your search .. EP Applications get a FIN # assigned, once they have been reviewed. Unlike in the past, now I understand FIN # can be seen by the applying company. However, a FIN # - which is a reference number, means nothing until an IPA is issued.

Time between FIN # and approval ? Well, FIN # doesn't mean approval. It leads to IPA - In Principle Approval - or rejection. Note that until you get the IPA, come and do the formalities, you have no EP, so to say.

Should you get an IPA, then the FIN # becomes your identification number in Singapore, until you leave, or get PR. Even if you leave and come back a few years later, they will issue the same FIN # to you. (yes, I know, I am in a bit of good mood today .. )

Re: Why you might want to shut your business in Singapore

JR8:
I have indeed. My old case of records is somewhere in my parents loft and it's full of stuff from c75-85, mostly punk/new-wave/'alt'.
Lots of The Stranglers including what were rarities even then, like Japanese imports, coloured vinyl, bootlegs and so. The Damned, Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, Clash, Dead Kennedys, Ruts, Blondie .
A cousin of mine had similar, but he was a couple of years ahead of me, his collection included originals versions of the Sex Pistols 45s. Wonder if he still has them as they're worth $mucho!

My father is in that retirement 'clear out' phase and a few years ago asked me if I 'still have any use for your old records, I mean you don't even have a record player'. I pointed out that a copy one of my Stranglers '45s had recently sold on e-bay for a few £hundred. He always hated my music with a passion back in those days so he was more than a little surprised :)

Re: EP Processing Time

Barnsley:


Patience is a virtue!!!

Re: EP Processing Time

UmaSankar:
The people who have applied for EP on June, does any one got EP? I am first time applying for EP from India, I can see FIN number generated. Is it same for every one FIN generated or not ? After FIN generated how much time it will take to get EP ? what is the relationship between FIN and EP ?

Re: Why you might want to shut your business in Singapore

brunoeazzurra:
You have the single? I'll buy it off you - what's your ask?

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Re: RE: Re: [same old case] LoC status pending income from vetting agencies

ecureilx:
Two suggestions.
a) wait it out
b) go home.

That all you can do.


your suggestion is touch :D ....

:? any way to be faster ?
You mean bribe someone?

Re: Why you might want to shut your business in Singapore

JR8:
Dat korrek SMS. Hence the expression 'Singing like a canary in a coal-mine', meaning, in a very animated way.
Same origin for when a suspect gets hauled in by the cops and confesses everything -> 'Singing like a bird'.

As for 'Spain vs Europe', well, they did have their elections on Sunday :)

ps. I got the Police's first major hit 'Roxanne' on '45 when it charted. Picture sleeve + blue vinyl. Maybe worth a few quid...

Re: [same old case] LoC status pending income from vetting agencies

shwe:
Two suggestions.
a) wait it out
b) go home.

That all you can do.


your suggestion is touch :D ....

:? any way to be faster ?

Re: Euro Cup Champions

yuanyuyu:
coming this Quarter-final match is Germany Vs Italy. 03 July 2016 3AM

Re: RE: Re: Why you might want to shut your business in Singapore

brunoeazzurra:

I was referring to the revered author of the article.

And sure, you've been in Singapore longer than I've been on the face of the planet You probably grew up with Gordon Sumner

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Re: [same old case] LoC status pending income from vetting agencies

sundaymorningstaple:
Two suggestions.
a) wait it out
b) go home.

That all you can do.

Re: 22F looking for other expat friends

lilyaflower:
Hi Lia, I am new to Singapore so I would be glad to meet new ppl here . 23F from Canada.
Feel free to PM me, would be down for drinks, events and exploring new areas

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Re: Why you might want to shut your business in Singapore

sundaymorningstaple:
I knew it long before Police ever became a group even. My mother grew up in the coal mining camps of West Virginia.

Re: UK vote to leave the EU ['BREXIT'] - 23rd June

Brah:
And there there is this


Banks and headhunters in Asia have already begun fielding calls from London finance professionals looking to relocate to the region in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote.

But their timing couldn’t be worse – aside from specialist roles, opportunities for expats in Hong Kong and Singapore are now thin on the ground.

http://news.efinancialcareers.com/sg-en ... dium=EM_NW


...might have to update the Everyone's Leaving thread...

Re: Driving from Thailand to Singapore

rajagainstthemachine:
the other option is to keep renting cars in different countries as you get from point to point
India is on its way to completing the road connectivity from the North East into Myanmar once thats complete driving from India into Singapore could be a reality.