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
Elevation182 m (597 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 center of Singapore. The hill stands at an altitude of 163.63 metres (537 ft.) above ground level (approx. 44 storey building) and 182 metres (597 ft.) above sea level, making it the highest natural point in the city-state.[1][2]

Due to its moderate elevation, cooler weather and strong winds are common at the peak. The weather at the peak of Bukit Timah Hill is more moderate than the rest of Singapore. The average temperature range at Bukit Timah Hill is 18–32 °C (64–89 °F).

The average annual daily mean temperature at the peak is 26.8°C (80.2°F). The coolest month is December, where the average monthly daily mean is 22.6°C (72.68°F). The warmest month is May, where the average monthly daily mean is 27.7°C (81.9°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.