So Where Exactly is Singapore, Anyway?

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Updated 3/21/19

Locations – Since I began telling people I was traveling to Singapore, and after some have read my articles I often get the question “So where exactly is Singapore, anyway?”. I thought it might be a good idea to create a post that answers that question. I have used Apple Maps to show where Singapore is located. The blue dot in these images shows my current location. The image above shows that Singapore is located North West of Australia, due South of Cambodia and West of Indonesia.

Thinking about it another way, here are some distances from popular cities to Singapore:

  • Singapore to Hong Kong, China 1604 miles
  • Singapore to Seoul, South Korea 2898 miles
  • Singapore to Tokyo, Japan 3299 miles
  • Singapore to Sydney, Australia 3910 miles
  • Singapore to Moscow, Russia 5234 miles
  • Singapore to Honolulu, Hawaii 6726 miles
  • Singapore to London, England 6748 miles
  • Singapore to New York, New York 9537 miles
  • Singapore to Austin, Texas 9840 miles

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Any way you look at it Singapore is a long ways from, well almost everywhere. It is certainly a long way from home in the Austin, Texas area. You would think with it being in Asia that it would be close to other major cities there, but not really.

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Singapore, or more formerly said the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and lies immediately South of Malaysia. Singapore is made up of one main island, and 62 smaller islands. Together these give Singapore almost 279 square miles of land, and more space is being added through land reclamation projects.

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If you want to learn more about Singapore, I suggest that you look at the Wikipedia page on Singapore. That contains the history as well as political and socio-economic information.

And speaking of economics, Singapore has been named the most expensive city in the world for the sixth straight year (2015-2019) by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

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