I’ve already finished talk about our dive trip to Manado, Next post we will talk about our latest trip to Lion City Singapore, but before that let’s research more about Singapore.
Singapore, or also known as Singapura, is a modern city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator.
Its name derived from the Sanskrit Language: सिंहपुर “Sinha” that means Lion, and “Pura” which means City, So its name literally means Lion City. It is unlikely that lions ever lived on the island; hence, the animal seen by Sang Nila Utama, who founded and named Singapore.
Before named Singapura, this island country is originally called Temasek that means ‘Sea Town’ in the Malay language, because most of its residents work as a fisherman at that time, and it’s also a regional trade centre, an aquatic route part of the larger Silk route.
This Island country has a long occupation history from:
- Part of the Sumatran Sri Vijaya Empire,(We are actually a long lost relatives by history).
- Invaded by the south Indian Emperor Rajendra Chola I, of the Chola Empire, in the 11th century.
- British Colonisation.
- World war II and Japanese Occupation.
- Merger with Malaysia.
- Its independence on 9 August 1965.
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 22 – 35 °C. Relative humidity averages around 79% in the morning and 73% in the afternoon.
April and May are the hottest months, with the wetter monsoon season from November to January. From July to October, there is often haze caused by bush fires in neighbourhood Indonesia (Ooops !!).
Although Singapore does not observe daylight saving time (DST), it follows the GMT+8 time zone, one hour ahead of the typical zone for its geographical location.
Because it has this tropical humid rainforest climate, and it was really hot lately, you don’t want to wear a wool sweater or coat here, so here’s some guide for you about what to bring and what to wear in City Hot Summer of Singapore. well, i couldn’t really say summer because Singapore don’t have 4 seasons.
It’s ok if you want to wear cardigans or long sleeve shirt, as long as it was made from cotton or linen. Avoid clothing items that made from
wool and also, avoid black color, because that two would instantly turn you into a walking sauna.
For all travel “Madame” please don’t wear high heels
, mega heels or stiletto because you’ll walk like Vanessa Carlton song a thousand miles.
Don’t Forget to make a playlist. My choices would be another deep house for city hot summer:
- “Dazzle” by Oh Wonder.
- “Lose It” by Oh Wonder.
- “Florida Kilos” by Sailors remix.
- “Same Love” by De Hofnar Bootleg remix (I know what you think).
- “Hold Back The River” by FlyBoy Bootleg remix.
Happy preparing things, and happy summertime madness guys !! stay tuned for more.