Bukit Timah Hill

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Bukit Timah Hill
Bukit timah rock.jpg
The summit of Bukit Timah, the highest point in Singapore.
Highest point
Elevation163.63 m (536.8 ft)
Prominence163.63 m (536.8 ft)
ListingCountry highest point
Coordinates1°21′16.85″N 103°46′34.95″E / 1.3546806°N 103.7763750°E / 1.3546806; 103.7763750Coordinates: 1°21′16.85″N 103°46′34.95″E / 1.3546806°N 103.7763750°E / 1.3546806; 103.7763750
Naming
English translation"Tin-bearing hill"
Language of nameMalay
Geography
Bukit Timah Hill is located in Singapore
Bukit Timah Hill
Bukit Timah Hill
Singapore
Geology
Mountain typeHill

Bukit Timah Hill is a hill located near the geographical centre of Singapore. The hill stands at an altitude of 164 metres (537 ft.) above sea level, making it the highest natural point in the city-state.[1][2]

Climate[edit]

Bukit Timah Hill features a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen Af) and has a mix of both wet and dry seasons.

Due to its moderate elevation, the weather is much cooler than the rest of Singapore and strong winds are commonly occur at the peak. The daily temperature range is between 18–33 °C (64–89 °F).

The dry season runs from April to August, during which, there is generally less rainfall and warmer temperatures. The wet season runs from September to March, during which, there is more frequent rainfall and cooler temperatures.

The average annual rainfall is 2810 mm (110.63 in). The average annual daily mean temperature is 26.4 °C (79.52 °F). The coolest month is January, where the average daily mean temperature is 25.6 °C (78.08 °F). The minimum temperature may dip below 20.8 °C (69.44 °F) during rainy days in January. The warmest month is July, where the average daily mean temperature is 28.3 °C (82.94 °F).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bukit Timah Nature Reserve – Host The Highest Mountain in The Singapore, SingaporeSights.com, accessed October 2009. Archived March 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Lye Lin Heng (1991). "Wildlife Protection Laws in Singapore". Singapore Journal of Legal Studies: 288. JSTOR 24865805.