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Singapore, located at the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula, about 137 kilometres from the Equator. It is a collection of 60 small islands to form a diamond-shaped Island; The main island is separated from Malaysia to the north by Johor Strait, a narrow channel crossed by a raised road of road and rail that is more than half a mile long. The southern limits of the state-run through Singapore Strait, where the deviation of the Riau-Lingga Archipelago—which forms a part of Indonesia—extends to 10 miles from the main island.
The name “Singapore” is a modified Malay name for the country, Singapura, which was in turn taken from the Sanskrit word for “lion city”, literally “lion city”; singa means “lion”, Pura means “city” or “fortress”.
Singapore is in the equatorial monsoon region of Southeast Asia, and its climate is distinguished by uniformly high temperature and sustained precipitation throughout the year. The average monthly temperature varies from 27° C in June to 25° C in January. The daily range is somewhat greater, averaging 7° C. Singapore’s maritime location and constant humidity keep maximum temperatures relatively moderate: the highest temperature ever recorded was only 36° C.
The population of Singapore today is more than 75% Chinese, about 15% Malay, about 8% ‘Indian’ (mainly Tamil), and roughly 2% of other origins, but about half of the population now speak English (or Singlish) at home. And Singlish is the neutral language between members of different ethnic groups.
- Singapore’s efficient and regular bus service offers an enjoyable way to explore the island’s charming streets.
- The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) connects throughout the city and is the fastest and most economical way to get around.
- EZ link
India is 2 hours and 30 minutes behind Singapore.
Singapore Dollar equals 55.20 to Indian Rupee.