Singapore: Geography                            

Small in size, but large in terms of economic impact, Singapore is an island nation located at the tip of the Malaysian Peninsula.


Area                                      

697 sq km

 

Area Comparative           

Slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

 

Terrain                                 

Singapore Island is low-lying land with rolling hills. The highest point is Bukit Timah at 531 feet above sea level. The central plateau contains a water catchment area and a nature preserve.

 

Natural Resources           

Fish and large deepwater ports

 

Environmental Issues     

Industrial pollution

Limited natural freshwater resources

Limited land availability presents waste disposal problems

Seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia 

 

City State of Singapore    

The independent city-state of Singapore is divided by the Singapore River, which separates the colonial part of the city from the modern part.