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By No owner — last modified Dec 14, 2012 11:49 AM

 Singapore - Profile

Facts

  • Singapore is an island-state lying at the southern end of the Malay peninsula and linked to the mainland by a long causeway.
  • Duty-free shopping is no longer the attraction it was, as prices for electronics are both higher than elsewhere and often not covered by an international warranty.
  • For sailors arriving in Singapore after a lengthy cruise, often in undeveloped areas, this clean, well organised city has its attractions and is a convenient stop for provisioning and essential services.
  • There are repair facilities at Raffles Marina and Changi, however prices are very high and it is not the easiest place in which to coordinate complete or complex overhauls. Malaysian yards are a more economical option.

Weather

The climate is hot and humid all year round with heavy rainfall especially November to January. Singapore is not affected by tropical storms and the only violent winds are the sumatras, which are strong, short-lived squalls that occur between April and November. Throughout the year the winds are light and there are frequent calms.

Brunei Bay Radio operates a regular voice broadcast sked of METAREA and local coastal forecasts for SE Asia waters, the NW Pacific and eastern Indian Ocean. For details of Brunei Bay Radio broadcast skeds and frequencies, see http://www.bruneibay.net/bbradio/bbrschfvoice.htm and http://www.bruneibay.net/bbradio/bbrscweathMSIbcasts.html

Singapore Weather Portal - http://www.weather.gov.sg/wip/web/Marine

Singapore Weather Forecast

For links to free global weather information, forecast services and extreme weather information see the Noonsite Weather Page.

Main Ports

Changi , Port of Singapore *

* indicates port of entry

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Richard & Susan Kidd
Richard & Susan Kidd says:
Jul 28, 2013 01:46 AM

Immigration
On checking in at the Quarantine Anchorage at least one person, usually the skipper, must be registered as crew and will get a 2-week landing pass stamped in the passport. Others can be registered as passengers and will get a visitor stamp (3 months for UK).
The landing pass can no longer be extended in person at Marina South Pier. An agent must be engaged to do it. Raffles Marina and Kepple Bay Marina act as agents and can apparently arrange it (presumably at a charge). One15 is not an agent and so if you are there you have to appoint one yourself. It cost us SGD 150 to do so. It is also possible for the "crew"to be signed off enabling him or her to leave Singapore for Malaysia and return as a visitor. Again and agent is required. This change has apparently been in force for about 3 months.

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