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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Been there, seen enough of folks who get SC and as soon as they get it, they pack their bags using the various advantages the Pink IC brings.

Alas, ICA has no way to find out the actual intentions when they give out SC.

Advice on Sole Proprietorship

A friend who left Singapore has asked me to be the manager of his sole proprietorship here in Singapore, for him to be able to keep his activity going here. He has a software firm with employees in other countries and which can operate from anywhere, so his reasons for keeping a sole proprietorship here may be limited to financials.

I derive no benefits from the act, so I would like to stay on the safe side and continue to live a happy life here in Singapore.

Any knowledgeable persons who could advise on a few things, please?
1. What would be the potential liabilities for me as his sole proprietorship's manager?
2. Is there any due diligence that I could/should do on a regular basis to make sure everything is ok?

Thank you very much.

Re: Any party people?

I'm in the boat - looking for party people! Heard good things about Kilo. Will see if I can find you and Martin??

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need salary advice

Fortunately I've got a job offer from an international institution (not a company).

I'm a Senior software engineer with 8 years experience.
I have a master degree of Information system management taken from Europe.

They offered me SGD110K(Basic)+ 15%'s pension fund = total 130K/year.
Plus medical allowance just for me.

Is it a proper salary for my experience in Singapore?

I'm with my wife, no children yet.

Re: Singapore Citizenship Application Outcome

Just received rejection on my application including wife and two children. 7 month wait.

Funny thing, is that my junior work colleague from the US - who is single, but younger than me - was accepted. Major difference - Chinese ancestry. The annoying thing is that he doesn't plan on staying here for the long term!

Ah well, apply again later in the hear. Just been promoted and I now support the business license (part of a big bank).

Mums to be in Novena

Hello all,

I'm European and have lived in Singapore for a few years now and am excited to be in the 10th week of my first pregnancy.

I'm at that stage where I haven't yet shared the news with family and friends and am coping with the changes to my body whilst juggling a full time job and reading up on what's coming next and feel a bit overwhelmed by it all.

So, I was wondering if there's any more ladies around the Novena area who are in the same situation (pregnant or maybe trying to conceive) and are interested in creating a little group to meet now and then to share experiences and support each other.

Hope to hear from some mums to be :)


Re: Any party people?

Hi martin, PM-ed you. We're heading for drinks + kilo tonight - deep house party!

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Re: ST says "Higher salary bar for foreigners seeking family visas"

When you start from zero it not hard to be the fastest growing. Any growth at all would be fast compared to zero growth. (except for births that is).

Re: ST says "Higher salary bar for foreigners seeking family visas"


And nobody shitting on the tracks.

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Re: Visa Run Dilemma for US Citizen

I was in the exact same predicament (same passport, same situation) when I first arrived in 1996 (and still here today). Back then you only got a 30 day social visit pass - and my GF who was a PR was able to sponsor me for extensions without the need for doing a visa run - at first they only extended 14 days, but we appealed as asked for 30 days, when they asked why, we were honest and said we were planning to get married and I was looking for a job. They said "well, we can't stop you from looking for a job" - and gave me 30 days, from then on, we kept going back and got a total of 4 extensions. Shortly after I got an offer and started the EP application process. Once that started they gave me a 2 months stay, but I did overhear the guy who gave me the 2 months say to another guy working there "here's another one... not supposed to extend more than 3 times" - so they do have rules, but overly onerous. I'd say that the Singapore immigration process is 1000% better than the US, they are not worried about potential immigrants entering on a non-immigrant basis. They also have no issue with job seekers who are not working being here on a social visit pass (to a limit of course). To some extent, they are sympathetic to family issues, but without an official marriage, they can only do so much. From my experience, it's best to be completely honest about your intentions and be willing to show persistence if you get rejected - while there is never any guarantee, when you show honest persistence, it can pay off.

Re: Sundry humour

Okay, I know it is tragic what happened to that mom who died but this is still lol. ... c-accident
If these people are so afraid, why don't they use some real stair?

I live in a condo where a locally weird phenomena happens. People use stairs instead of a lift. This happens in a multi-storey car park. It's a complex puzzle because there is another, large group of people who park their cars on the upper floors (3rd to 5th) even if the 1st and 2nd are relatively empty and there is only one exit from the carpark via the 1st level. Those who part on the 2nd floor (and perhaps even higher) seem to prefer stairs and I am talking about climbing, not descending. I've never seen anything like this in SG before.

Re: What's with the live-in maids?!

This concerns mostly the lower wage citizens who could not afford the maids and a very small fraction of expat-like like myself.
I don't see it happened in any reasonable time.

Re: Sundry humour

Okay, I know it is tragic what happened to that mom who died but this is still lol. ... c-accident

Re: Digital(web development) and Graphic design courses

Thanks so much Dash88, its great to have a starting point! :)