The Republic of Singapore is a city-state located on an island in Southeast Asia , is separated from the southern the tip of the Malacca Peninsula by the narrow Johor Strait . Borders with the sultanate of Johor , part of Malaysia , and with the province of the Riau Islands, a part of Indonesia.
Singapore is located on 63 islands, including the island of Singapore , or Pulau Ujong . The sultanate of Johor in Malaysia is led by two main artificial routes: the Singapore-Johor Dam in the north and the "Second Union" in the west (between Tuapse in Singapore and Tanjung Kupang in Johor). The islands of Jurong, Pulau-Tekong, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa are the largest of the other islands of Singapore. The highest natural point is the Bukit Timah hill , 166 meters high
The name Singapore came from the Malay Singa (lion).
The area of Singapore is 719.9 km (2017), it is gradually increasing due to the program of land reclamation , which has been in effect since the 1960s. Currently, the state of Singapore consists of 63 islands. The largest of them are Singapore (main island), Ubin , Tekong Besar , Brani , Sentosa , Semakau and Sudong . The highest point is the Bukit Timah hill (163.3 m).
Flights to Singapore
Singapore International Airport - SIN
Singapore Changi - International Airport is One of the aviation hubs in Asia (South-East region) and is the main airport in Singapore . Located in the Changi area in 17.2 km from the northeast commercial center and occupies a space of 13 square kilometers.
The airport is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and is the base of Singapore Airlines , Singapore Airlines Cargo , Scoot , SilkAir , Tiger Airways , Jetstar Asia Airways , Valuair , and Jett8 Airlines Cargo . According to April 2008, about 4,340 flights are carried out by 80 airlines per week in more than 116 cities in 59 countries. The airport is an important contributor to Singapore's economy (over 4.5 billion Singapore dollars ) and employer for 13,000 people.
In 2007, the airport received over 36 million passengers, which is 4.8% more than in 2006. This put him on the 19th place in the list of airports by the number of passengers served. Also, the airport is the busiest in terms of the amount of cargo, which according to 2007 was 1.89 million tons .
On January 9, 2008, the third terminal was opened, for the construction of which it took 1.75 billion Singapore dollars. Terminals 1 and 2 will be updated. To upgrade terminal 2 took 240 million Singapore dollars. In 2006, another 45 million Singapore dollars was built - a budget terminal.
Since its opening in 1981, the airport has become an example in the aviation industry, receiving more than 280 awards over a 20-year period from 1987 to 2007. With awarding the title of the world's best airport in 19 times, Changi Airport is still working to improve the service.
Average for Singapore
The city is almost at the equator, so the temperature fluctuations of the climate are minimal. The average temperature in January is 2 C below the average temperature in June (respectively, the coldest and hottest months). The climate is equatorial . Precipitation always falls a lot, from 170 to 250 mm per month. The lowest temperature in the city was +20 C, the highest - +36.1 C. The average annual minimum is 25 C, and the average annual maximum is 31.1 C. Deviations from these temperatures are possible, but the scorching heat is relatively rare, but temperatures below 20 C never happened either.
Singapore is a highly developed country with a market economy and low taxation, in which transnational corporations play an important role. Gross national product per capita is one of the highest in the world (in 2015 - 85 thousand US dollars at purchasing power parity). In the ranking of competitiveness of the WEF, the economy of Singapore took the second place in 2014 (in 2008 it was the 5th in 134 countries, in 2007 it was the 7th out of 131 countries, in 2006 - the 5th place).
Singapore is attractive for investors because of low tax rates. In total, Singapore has 5 taxes, of which one is income tax, one is a wage tax . The total tax rate is 27.1%. It takes the 5th place in the rating of tax systems of the world . Only 4 types of imported goods are subject to taxation when imported: alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, oil products and automobiles.
Singapore is ranked among the East Asian tigers for a rapid jump in the economy to the level of developed countries. The country has developed electronics, shipbuilding, financial services. One of the largest manufacturers of CD-drives. Large-scale research in the field of biotechnology is under way.
Current conditions for Singapore, (SIN), Changi Airport (1.37°/103.92°)
Altitude: 59.06ft / 18m
Rain with Thunderstorm
Temperature: 80.6 °F / 27 °C
- Feels like:
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- 220° SW
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- 29.93in / 1010.8mb
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