Climate and Location

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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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I would like some info/advice on whether I shd take Term Insurance. My wife is keen on it.

Currently, we are convered by medical insurance from our companies. We also upgraded MediSave/Shield with Aviva which allows in-patient coverage (quite comprehensive, includes Private hospitals).

But recently, my agent called us trying to encourage us to buy Term Insurance ?


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So she applied for an extension and being denied tried to do a visa ran. I guess nobody can answer how safe is for her to come back. She may be let in or just refused the entry. Fingerprinting is to prevent her for entering under a different passport.

Re: Handicaped Dependent Sibling

Strong Eagle:
I judge that you will never get an exception ruling. The Singapore gahmen are a bunch of cold-hearted bastards when it comes to things like this.

Here is why it is not going to happen.

So... maybe you can post a million dollar bond... something to convince the authorities that your sister would never become a burden... otherwise, it's not going to happen.

Re: Handicaped Dependent Sibling

She is 2 year elder to me, 42 years. I am indian national shifting to Singapore from Cyprus.

Re: Thailand equiv to this forum

Strong Eagle:

yes the layout looks similar to this one - what's your user name SE? Same same? (I've just registered PNGMK of course).

Yes, StrongEagle. I joined up because I wanted to sell my Thai company. It's sorta kind alive, still, although my bank account is now long closed.

Re: Thailand equiv to this forum


yes the layout looks similar to this one - what's your user name SE? Same same? (I've just registered PNGMK of course).

Re: Thailand equiv to this forum


Re: Thailand equiv to this forum

Strong Eagle: I've been a member for many years. More structured towards expats trying to live in Thailand, given all the rules and regulations, so the heavily used forums are all about how to get a job, visa regulations, how to start a business, pitfalls of using your "honey" as a business partner, etc.

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Strong Eagle:
The other problem in buying "furnished" is you end up with all the old crap the landlord doesn't want. Buy some stuff at Ikea... or do a search for furniture rental in Singapore... at least you'll get the furniture you want and not the tossed off dregs that the LL wants to charge you $500 a month for.

Note that in many ads, "furnished" doesn't mean beds and couches, it means white goods like a stove, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. Unless these have been lying around since the Japanese invasion, paying for these items as part of the rent is a good idea, but be sure to be clear in the lease about who pays for failed equipment and/or repairs.

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Strong Eagle:

Big +1 on what raja said. Do not listen to the anti-vaxxer idiots, especially in Southeast Asia. Get every vaccination you can as soon as it is available. Do it for yourself, too.

There are still many primitive, undeveloped areas in Asia. Modern travel has made it possible for lots of unvaccinated people to travel to urban centers, catch airplanes, all kinds of stuff. You do your child a disservice by leaving them unprotected.

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My friend is from Philippines, she went to SG last August 11, was granted 30 days. She applied for online extension and got denied, she exited to Johor with her friends however she was sent to office. Immigration officer asked her what were her intentions of staying to SG, where is she staying, who is with her and how much money she had. (she have a Canadian and US visa in her passport) The officer asked for her ID and she had fingerprint. Then when they went back to SG, she was only given a couple of days (Which is until the date of her departure to SG and flying back to Manila) On her D/E, her flight details are already stated. When she was finally departing SG, she was still sent to ICA at immigration and her fingerprint again and a couple of questions was asked.

1. Is it safe to go back to SG again this month? Since she went home to Philippines last Sept10
2. What is the fingerprint for? Is it to record her exits?

Hope you can help my friend.

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Sensei Michael:

I guess he has parents that are not obsessed with his grades and scores but looks well into his balanced development.

We need more parents like these.

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Re: Handicaped Dependent Sibling

How old is your sister?

Re: RE: Handicaped Dependent Sibling


Sad to say, NONE exists :( :(

Where do you hail from, if I may ask.