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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Re: PR approved, super shocking?

Well I never, and congratulations! :)
That's seems like a fresh data point on the PR-radar. Application submitted without living or working in SG, and approved despite zero SGn tax returns.

You had a winning lottery ticket there IMO :) Like Ecu jokingly suggests, and now you know what your patriotic duty is ;)

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

I don't know why you are on the Singapore expats forum when you don't stay there, don't care to live there, don't seem to have any ties but definitely know what the ICA can and cannot see from a mile away - even what the US can see from a mile away...
Oh Wait - you are above the rules.... :D :D :D

Because I lived in SG for c6-7 years.That covered 3 separate international relo in/outs, so I'm quite familiar with many of the kind of questions that come up here. And when we are done here it's 50/50 that me and my SGn wife might return there. So it's of interest and useful for me to keep abreast of what's going on in the expat sphere, and hopefully I can occasionally give some assistance to those setting out SG-bound.

When I worked in the US we had to hire a great many people for a 3 year project that at it's core was an IT programme. Corporate headcount was c60k, our direct project team c120 people...
Many of the IT contractors had arrived in North America via a stint and a passport in Canada. This caused us varying degrees of trouble in hiring them into the US, as USCBP looked upon the candidates not as candidates brought in for say a 'one-year contract', but people who'd given up on their country of birth, then given up on Canada, and now odds on were probably going to try and get a US Green Card. Before we even offered a candidate a job, we had to try and divine which ones might get rejected by USCBP as passport-shoppers. That was a perpetual issue, and a significant challenge.

p.s. 'Fighting the PAPbots'. Lol, a blast from the past, maybe the relevance is lost on you. The government proceeding with a policy (in that case opening internet access in SG, yes, as late as the mid 90s), but then rather bluntly trying to exert their control out into Usenet. Rather like immigration into SG, opening a door and welcoming some people in, but then retrospectively tweaking and changing policy to try and control the ultimate and optimal outcome.

India not part of Asia according to Papa Johns' website


They have included India as part of Europe, Middle East and India.
That is an interesting classification.

Re: Moving to SG with a pet dog (Beagle)

It hasn't been mentioned yet - but your Beagle is not an approved breed for the government's HDB list. Meaning, you can't rent an HDB apartment and keep your dog there. If you're earning enough to rent a condo/landed property this won't be an issue.

Secondly, none of the Condos I have ever lived in have had any kind of grass area. Not to say this applies to all of them, but space is limited. You might get grass patches between trees on the pavement outside, depending on the area.

Dog runs have been mentioned - otherwise you're required by law to leash your dog at all times in public.

So its not impossible, but without a car it might be hard.

Re: Chrome BS

Hamburger icon>More tools>task manager or Shift+Esc

Who's using up a lot of RAM? RAM usage is a common complaint with Chrome.

And just spitballing here; go to settings and search for "Use hardware acceleration when available", toggle that and see what happens.

I also found this: ... hrome.html

tl;dr version: old device drivers.

I really don't have much to go on and these are just random suggestions.
Chrome does use a lot but not as much as FF and FF doesn't crash or hang often, and when it does it doesn't BS

yeah it could certainly be drivers, all of that stuff is way out of date

Just update your computer; install a different OS if you have to if you don't qualify to get Windows 10 for free.

I have the opposite problem; FF keeps crashing on me. I also received an OTA update for FF and it removed all my add-ons; now I'm just too lazy to put them back in.

My Windows 7 virtual machine won't update; I don't know if I'll even bother keeping that up to date (NB: I used my laptop Windows Authentication key for it so it's a legit install).

Find friends for workout every weekend

I'm a new worker in Singapore. I moved here only 1 month ago.

And I would like to find the friends that want to workout with me. I can swim, play basketball, badminton and jogging.

Let's workout together Yeah!!!!

Re: Profit taking of supermarket by...

Strong Eagle:
I have a son in law who used to manage a grocery store. Some of the tricks are quite amazing. For example, a wholesaler will offer a substantial discount on a product if the retailer will put it on sale for two or three weeks. The wholesaler thinks the store will buy 3 weeks worth of product but instead the store buys three months at a discount... and either stores it or demands that the wholesaler deliver in lots. As soon as the three week sale is done, prices revert to normal and the store margins go up.

I've been looking into selling very good Vietnamese rice liquor into the US market... a friend in Vietnam has built a very good brand. Because almost all states force a three tier system of producer, distributor, and retailer, you cannot believe all the shenanigans that go on... or probably, you do believe. The distributor is in the cat bird seat and puts the squeeze on both up and down the chain. Larger retailers can fight back but smaller ones cannot.

Re: How Much Should I Pay Myself?

Strong Eagle:
strong eagle, you see you yourself is clueless on the current situation. MOM will NOT approve an application if they do not see sufficient effort done to recruit local first. I am aware Goldy740 wants to run his own recruitment agency if he is granted his EP. Read up on this post : ... ent-holder ... sment-tool

I did the self assessment tool, both of them. I told it I did not have a work pass or Entrepass. You know what it said?


Once again you are blowing smoke out yer arse. Why don't you take a bit of time a research how one goes about forming a company and obtaining an EP from it?

Re: How Much Should I Pay Myself?

Strong Eagle:

Ya know... I missed that... I don't really care. She/he now knows who is telling her/him that she/he is clueless. And I stand by that statement.

It is unprofessional, but mostly, it's immature. Time to move on, especially since the OP hasn't been back in a while.

Re: My Mandarin for your English

I have given you mail

Re: PR approved, super shocking?

Hahaha, even if thats the case, I think we're extremely extremely lucky!

Re: PR approved, super shocking?


Age: 22
Qualifications: Poly grad (2014), doing private degree part-time
Job: Web Designer (full-time)
Income: 1.9k :cry:

Just got married in Jan 2015 to Indian National (28 y.o.) who has never worked or stayed in Singapore before, however ROM was done in May 2014 to get an idea if we could try our luck in Singapore. PR submitted Jan 2015.

Well, I am sure ICA sees you ready to fulfill the national obligation, and of the correct age :P

Like MM said once, now go and make babies, make Singapore proud :D

Re: How Much Should I Pay Myself?

strong eagle, you see you yourself is clueless on the current situation. MOM will NOT approve an application if they do not see sufficient effort done to recruit local first. I am aware Goldy740 wants to run his own recruitment agency if he is granted his EP. Read up on this post : ... ent-holder ... sment-tool

Gee, if you are a job agent, you are a very vengeful agent

I have dealt with enough job agents, and have dealt with the good, bad and the ugly, and I may not totally agree with SE. But none of the job agents, including the totally clueless, had any vengeance when I clarified and explained what they were doing wrong, in JD or preparing for the client interview etc.

And none of the agents I dealt with never had some much spite just because they were proven wrong, so much spite to do a look up on a poster's name and try to smear. And that includes cases when I helped friends and also those who were re-skilling.

Good God, I hope you don't treat your candidates likewise

PS, exactly, I want to know, are you 100% sure you must advertise in Jobs Bank for all jobs ?

i.e. :

What if I show you proof that it isn't the case for everything ? Ah, wait, no, I dare not talk too much, later you will go and dig up info about me and try to smear me. Oops, don't answer me, please.

That was uncalled for, SMS, :D As it is not Lucy you are talking to ;)

PR approved, super shocking?


Been a lurker on these forums as a sort of support for the gnawing stress of EP/LTVP/PR for my husband. But this time, wanted to share to joy with you guys for being my silent support in times of stress when I thought our life might just fall apart.

Back story:

Age: 22
Qualifications: Poly grad (2014), doing private degree part-time
Job: Web Designer (full-time)
Income: 1.9k :cry:

Just got married in Jan 2015 to Indian National (28 y.o.) who has never worked or stayed in Singapore before, however ROM was done in May 2014 to get an idea if we could try our luck in Singapore. PR submitted Jan 2015.

He moved here (leaving everything) in May/June 2015 as we had been apart after January when he went back to India, and was on tourist visa.

Applied for LTVP, but he got a job meanwhile (Business Development field, 5k+) so they applied for his EP in Aug/Sept. During the application, LTVP was approved in-principle, but since due to EP, LTVP would have gotten cancelled, we didn't go down to submit verification for LTVP.

EP got approved in start of Sept 2015, THE SAME DAY HIS PR GOT APPROVED!

We were so shocked, we couldn't think or do anything! The week after we got the appointment to verify and do fingerprints and stuff + submit medical docs, so by mid-Sept, all processing was done and blue I/C in our hands within 9 months! Next stop: buying our own house :D :D :D

Don't give up guys! :D

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

Hi Manoj,

Thanks for updating. Good decision. Personally I have given up all hopes on Singapore and just going with the flow. I dont like my current job and I dont want to jump to another company in Singapore now. Totally fedup with the job market here and the kind of jobs available. I will probably return back to India wheever this thing ends and then think about what to do next. I have made enough money to just go back and semi retire, in India.