Geography of Singapore


Singapore is a small island located in the Malayan Peninsula between Malaysia and Indonesia of Asia continent. The total area of the Island is about 700 square kilometers which is separated by Straits of Johor from Indonesia.

The Island consist of low and high hills by few smaller islands, Jurong Island, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa are the larger ones. The highest point is Bukit Timah which is about 165 m in height and lowest point is Singapore Strait. The coastal line stretches about 193 km.

Ports & Harbours :

  • Jurong
  • Keppel
  • Pasir Panjang
  • Sembawang
  • Tanjong Pagar

People

Population : 5.399 million (2013)

Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil.

Religions: Chinese - 76.2 %, Malay - 15.0 %, Indian - 7.4 %, others - 1.4 % (Department of Statistics 2015)

Literacy: Total: 96.7%, male: 98.6%, female: 94.9% (Department of Statistics 2015)

Government

Government type : parliamentary republic

Capital : Singapore

Independence : 9 August 1965 (from Malaysian Federation)

Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)

Calling code :+65

Climate

Singapore is hot & humid with rainy, there are two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon from December to March and Southwestern monsoon from June to September; inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms.


Singapore’s weather does not vary drastically throughout the year. so visitor may plan their best trip on the festival Seasons.

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