In case one forgets that Singapore is on a Straits, just go to a rooftop to see how many ships/cargo are waiting/cruising by our shores.
The Singapore Strait is a 105-kilometer long, 16-kilometer wide strait between the Strait of Malacca in the west and the Karimata Strait in the east. Singapore is on the north of the channel and the Riau Islands are on the south. The Indonesia-Singapore border lies along the length of the strait. (WIkipedia)
Acting as the link between the biggest consumer markets in Europe and the Americas and China, the world’s largest exporter, the strait is one of global trade’s most important stretches of water.
Nearly 100,000 ships pass through the 105km-long waterway each year, accounting for about one-quarter of the world’s traded goods.
“A vast amount of world trade is coming through there, all the oil from the Middle East, all the iron ore into China, coal from Indonesia to India, it’s an incredibly busy shipping channel. In terms of tonnage, [the] Singapore Strait is still the busiest in the world,” (TODAYonline)
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The longest day of the Year… or just any other day in Singapore.
There’s a whopping 8 minutes and 42 seconds difference between the longest day and the shortest day of the year in Singapore!! (Sunrise is between 6:45 and 7:15am – Sunset between 8:50 and 7:20pm).
In comparison in Stavanger, Norway (the more north we’ve lived) the shortest day was 6h11mn16s and the longest day 18h29mm33s (that’s 12h18mn17s amplitude!!) Earliest sunrise was 4:24am, latest 9:30am. Earliest sunset 3:39pm and latest 11:53pm
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