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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