The HIstory, Culture, and Geography of Singapore

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Singapore is a city-state main island that is in Southeastern Asia, located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of Indonesia between latitudes 1º 09´N and 1º 29´N and longitudes 103º 36´E and 104º 25´E. The Malay Peninsula is about 85 miles (137 kilometers) north of the Equator and consists of the diamond-shaped island called Singapore. Singapore lies directly between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean with the makeup of 63 separate islands. The total land area of Singapore is 704 square kilometers (272 square miles). The lowest point on Singapore is sea level and the highest point is Bukit Timah at the lofty elevation of 162 meters (531 feet). (Szczepanski,) Nearly two-thirds of Singapore’s island is less than 50 feet (15 meters) above sea level. The eastern part of Singapore Island is a very low plateau cut by erosion into an intricate pattern of hills and valleys.
Singapore has a tropical climate, which does not vary much throughout the year. The average temperatures in Singapore usually range between 23 and 32°C (73 to 90°F). The average monthly temperature in Singapore ranges from about 81° F (27° C) in June to 77° F (25° C) in January. The record high temperature that Singapore ever had has been only 97° F (36° C).With Singapore having a tropical climate that is generally hot and humid there are still two monsoonal rainy seasons that usually occur from May to September (southwest monsoon), and November to March (northeast monsoon). The monsoonal seasons determine the relative incidence of rainfall and the movements of the monsoon air masses. During these inter-monsoon months, it usually rains frequently in the afternoon. The wettest time is during the northeast monsoon period, with an average rainfall r...

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The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum that was established when Singapore was part of the Straits Settlements. Heritage is very important and can be see or talked about in museums, art galleries, heritage institutions, and national monuments. The Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM) shows the history and culture of Singapore’s ancestral cultures. The Singapore Art Museum is home to the world’s largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks. The Peranakan Museum keeps the world’s finest and most comprehensive collection of Peranakan artifacts that represent a unique cultural tradition. The Singapore Philatelic Museum collects stamps and archival philatelic materials of Singapore from the 1830’s to the present day. The National Art Gallery displays 19th and 20th century
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