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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Before You Exit live in Singapore 2017

ImpactLive:
Exiters alert - BYE will be making a stop in Singapore on 28th Feb for a one-night-only headline performance.

Check out Ticketbox SG for details.

Re: Advise needed for expired PR re-entry permit

Annie12321:
Hi PNGMK

My father is still holding PR, his IC is still valid. However, he cannot visit Singapore due to an expired REP. I think he can still retain his PR if he got very promising investments?? That's what I inferred from the ICA officer.

Since my mom has submit the IC. She is regarded as a foreigner now.

I am still a PR.

yess haha my case is really rare i guess

Re: First PR application rejected...what are your thoughts?

PNGMK:



Actually, my position is permanent here in Singapore until I retire, my company isn't looking to move me. Would it help if I have supporting documents as proof for this in my 2nd application?

What do you have? A series of post dated cheques? A contract? None of that matters - it's worth ZERO. If you are the senior successful whatever you claim to be you know it means nothing.

Renounced PR outside Singapore, how to return to Singapore?

Annie12321:
Hello everyone. My parents got PR via investment in year 2008. However, due to insufficient time stayed in Singapore, the ICA has rejected their REPs (so does mine). My parents left Singapore without renouncing the PR status so that I am still a PR as long as I am staying in Singapore.

My mom wants to visit me in Singapore but when she applied for visitor VISA, she was told that she needs to return her IC. She was told that once she leaves singapore with an expired REP, she is deemed as giving up her PR.

Hence, I returned my mom's IC on her behalf to the ICA last week. Now, my mom needs to apply for visitor VISA but she was told by the agent that she will likely be rejected in this case.

What should I do now? My mom still needs to come to Singapore to deal with the CPF and bank account issues. She also wants to visit me since we are seperated for one year :(

I am 20 years old (below 21 years old), so definitely my mom cannot authorise me to help her deal with bank account and CPF.

Can someone please help me ?? Thank you all in advance!!!

Re: Advise needed for expired PR re-entry permit

PNGMK:
That's interesting. What passport are your parens holding now?

Re: Advise needed for expired PR re-entry permit

Annie12321:
Hello, everyone, i would like to appreciate all the replies!

Some updates. My parents actually left singapore with expired REPs this year Jan. My status is still PR as long as I stay inside Singapore. However, my mom wants to visit me in Singapore. Hence, she applied for visitor VISA but the officer asked her to return her IC to the ICA.

Hence, I returned her IC to the ICA on her behalf. Now, she needs a VISA to come into Singapore to deal with some admin stuff for CPF and bank accounts.

However, when she applied for visitor VISA, she was told that she is likely to be rejected by the ICA.

May I know what should I do now?

Re: Micro Investment Apps

YoungAndBroke:
Unfortunately, seeing a jar fill up with loose change will only entice my urges to run along to the vending machine downstairs far more often than I should. Plus my wife would just smack me silly and find some way to stuff it into her wallet.

Plus the idea of having a penny portfolio sounds like a fun way to watch grass grow.

In all seriousness though, the apps that I did some research on typically have a favourable fee structure and let you invest anywhere from pennies to thousands of dollars. I think its a great way for young people to get their feet wet. Seems simple too from what I saw on apps like...kidding :)

I know its probably a long shot to find, as I get the feeling that Asia in general is still quite behind in the "app entrepreneur" domain.

Importing personal belongings - TradeNet

SimonTheExpat:
So I have my personal belongings (furniture) coming from Australia by ship and Im just trying to work through the webpage



My 'Declaration of Facts' has been approved and Ive emailed the required docs to customs, Im now on step 4. which is

4) Declare a Customs In-Non Payment (GST relief) permit via TradeNet within 5 days of receiving Customs’ approval of GST relief.

So looking at this page 'What You Need to Know about TradeNet'

Im just totally confused about how Im meant to preceed, it seems I have to apply for a TradeNet account and then Declare a Customs In-Non Payment (GST relief) permit, but its the TradeNet account I just have no idea what to do?

Does anyone have any experience in this?

Do I open a TradeNet account? it seems theres multiple ways to do this on this page

https://www.tradexchange.gov.sg/tradexc ... trade.html

it seems like Im going to become a 'declaring agent' which seems like a bit of an overkill to me?

Singapore Girls

danny2015:
Hi, I wonder why does majorities of the girls keep on showing me this expression if our eyes meet or not:

Re: Experiences of living in Singapore - good, bad or funny

s185505:
Thank you for your responses so far.

If anyone is still interesting in sharing/helping i would also love to know about your experiences in working in Singapore. Do you have to have a job to go to before you enter/settle in the country. Is it a case of multinational countries offering you the placement in Singapore or did you choose to go there and search for a job to go to. Are there any rules and regulations about working there that are different, whats the tax system like, do they have NHS.

Sorry I have lots of questions but anything you wish to relay will be fine. Im especially interested in your experiences rather than just the bureaucracy though thats important too!

Re: Watching UK TV [VPN, + indirect channel]

Barnsley:


are you "the" Willie Aames?

Re: Planning to travel Singapore

willieaames:
Have a look at Dunlop st in Little India. It's crawling with back packers and similar style hotels / hostels.

Re: Watching UK TV [VPN, + indirect channel]

willieaames:
Sports is the only real hang up for Cord cutting. It's tough. I've tried hola in the past for accessing uk streaming sites.

Planning to travel Singapore

rakeshj:
Hello Guys, I am backpacker from Dubai, I am planning to travel Singapore in Feb for seven days. I want to know local places to eat, lesser known things to do and affordable accommodation in Singapore. I am glad if you share Singapore Travel Guide also.
Thanks in advance :)

Re: First PR application rejected...what are your thoughts?

x9200:



Actually, my position is permanent here in Singapore until I retire, my company isn't looking to move me. Would it help if I have supporting documents as proof for this in my 2nd application?
I think it's less about the specific position held by the applicant, but potential opportunities the job/experience/profile may create. It was a general remark, so not sure how impactful this would be in your case - I would expect your race and age being probably the primary issues.