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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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Legal threatening often works in Singapore especially if you manage to convince your opponents you are familiar with the subject and know what to do.

I had a LL once who was reluctant to get various things repaired under the initial 30 days guaranty period of the TA. After few informal e-mails where he promised everything but did nothing I sent him a very formal letter, registered, RA, where systematically point by point in a semi-legal language I mentioned what needed to be repaired and in breach of what TA clauses he was. Miraculously all was fixed within one week after he received the letter with the LL in person and with a screwdriver rectifying some minor problem. What was sort of extra funny, the wife of this LL was a lawyer.

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missfong02:
Hi all,

Update:
We got our deposit back today.

For anyone in a similar situation, this is what we did:
1. Sent an informal letter of demand via email to the LL's agent:
- We outlined the key terms they have agreed to in the LOI and provided them a timeline of events as to our communications and their responses, and explained how their responses and actions breached the LOI.
- We also requested LL agent's and LL's details to send future legal correspondence with. Thanks for the wording JR8!

2. Received a response from the LL's agents the next day: They offered to "return 50% of the deposit out of goodwill", and the LL agents' will "bear the cost of 25%". I.e. they were going to return 75%.
Note: this was their 3rd amended offer - previously they were going to hold the full deposit and we responded it was not in line with LOI. They then offered to return 50% of the deposit "out of goodwill" - this is when we sent them the email detailed in step 1 noted above.

3. Sent back and email clarifying our position. Our key points:
- Already detailed they had no legal basis for retaining our deposit and explained to them that the deposit is not the LL's or the LL agent's money.
- Outlined that we will be seeking not only the return of 100% of our deposit, but also for any losses we have incurred as result of their breach of the LOI and any legal costs incurred by us to rectify the situation.
- If the issue would not be resolved by Thursday, informal communication will cease and legal action will be taken.
- For the relisting of the property without our prior knowledge and during a time which the property was not available for rent, we would report them to the CEA for breach of the Estate Agents Code of Conduct - namely failure of duties in respect of advertisements (advertising a property whilst holding deposit in place and not informing tenant for a number of days) and failure to act with honesty and integrity in respect of LOI and holding deposit.

4. Received a response within 1 hour that the deposit will be returned in full "instantly".

Last words:
I think it is important that any communications with LL and LL agents remain in writing and you are able to back up everything you say.
The responses we got from the agents clearly showed that they were not well educated, and I think using professional language and keeping to the facts definitely helps your position.

At the end of the day, it's a little bit like a poker game. It's a matter of whether you have a good enough hand to go all in, and whether your opponent has a good enough hand to call you on it.

In our case, the potential of losing their licenses and thus their livelihoods were not worth trying to retain the booking deposit.

JR8 and x9200 - you guys were on the money when you mentioned that the target is potentially the ll's agents.

A big thanks to everyone who has offered advice, as that knowledge made a huge difference.

Hopefully my post will be helpful for any others who find themselves in such a situation.

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