According to Countryaah, there are 11 countries in Southeastern Asia. Singapore is one of them. The area of the city-state of Singapore comprises one main island, three larger and 56 other, smaller islands. However, the total area is only comparatively close to the area of Hamburg. The city of Singapore is one of the most visited cities in the world and occupies most of the island state. The highest point in the island and city-state is Bukit Timah Hill at 176 meters in the Bukit Timah Reserve.
The lively city magically attracts culture lovers, gourmets, adventurers and collectors. Singapore has something new to discover for every traveler. Take your time and let yourself be enchanted by this megacity. The landmark, the Merlion, a mythical creature made of a lion’s head and fish’s body, watches over Marina Bay and welcomes every traveler to Singapore. The smell of delicious dishes from cookshops and neat restaurants wafts through the streets. Haji Lane with its numerous shop windows and brightly painted boutiques invites you to rummage for collectibles, unique fashion items and special souvenirs. In the Gardens of the Bay, take a leisurely stroll under the colorful supertrees as the sun sets. But Singapore is also a must for cultural travelers. Influences of the Chinese,
Singapore is tropically warm all year round and temperatures average between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius, with around 31 degrees possible during the day. Due to the proximity to the sea, the humid climate is bearable by a pleasant breeze. Furthermore, constant water temperatures of over 25 degrees and the extremely high humidity (80 to 85%) are typical for Singapore. With prolonged rain, the values increase to 100% humidity. A lot of rain falls in the months of November, December and January when the northeast monsoon causes strong thunderstorms in the region.
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For Singapore, the city is always worth a trip. The time between March and September is recommended, whereby one should be prepared for a hot and humid daytime climate all year round. During the Chinese New Year, which takes place between the end of January and mid-February, significantly increased hotel occupancy and expensive flights are to be expected, as well as around the Christmas and Easter holidays, as for the Formula 1 World Championship Singapore Grand Prix usually at the end of September.
The Republic of the Philippines is part of Southeast Asia and is an archipelago made up of 7107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean.
Basically, the Philippines has a tropical climate, which is influenced in the north by the southwest monsoon. The south, on the other hand, is always humid with stable high temperatures between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius and constant rainfall. On the islands in the north and in the central Philippines, the rainy season alternates from June to October with two consecutive dry seasons. The first period between November and February has lower temperatures than the second, warm dry season between March and May. From July to December, the Philippine Islands are in the catchment area of typhoons. The year-round high humidity is typical.
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The dry season in the Philippines is between December and March. This period is recommended for travelers because of the more comfortable temperature. From March to May whale sharks can be seen in the bay of Donsol.
Malaysia consists of two parts of the country separated by the South China Sea – the Malay Peninsula in the west and parts of the island of Borneo in the east. Thanks to the strategic location of the Malay Peninsula, the western part of Malaysia has been subject to influences from all over Asia for centuries and today stands above all for diverse culture, religion and special cuisine. But also in terms of landscape, the peninsula with the Taman Negara National Park, Cameron Highlands and Belum Temenggor National Park, which with its age of 130 million years is one of the oldest primeval forests on earth, has a rich fauna and flora. The forests are a refuge for over 300 species of birds, including at least 10 species of the rare hornbills. In addition, the primeval forests are one of the last places of retreat for rare mammals, including the Malaysian tiger, the Asian elephant, the sun bear and the black-backed tapir. Likewise, the largest flower in the world with 3 species of Rafflesia is native to Malaysia. With an area of 751,936 km², Borneo is the largest island in Asia and the third largest in the world after Greenland and New Guinea. The northern part of the island belongs to Malaysia and includes the Sultanate of Brunei. Malaysia is one of 48 countries in Asia, and its biggest city is Kuala Lumpur with a population of 7,200,000.
Malaysia offers year-round repeated precipitation and stable, tropical temperatures due to the ever-humid rainforest climate. In northern Malaysia and the north-western part of Borneo, the monsoon climate, including a dry season, characterizes the course of the year. The monsoon causes the Malaysian dry and rainy season, which is different in the individual parts of the country. The maximum temperatures in Malaysia are between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius depending on the altitude. The humidity of between 70 and 98% is permanently extremely high.
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Basically, West Malaysia is one of the year-round destinations due to its hot and humid climate, but it can always rain. For the east of the country, the period between June and August is recommended as heavy monsoon rains occur in the other months. From October to April it is also very hot on the east coast with high humidity. The months between March and September invite you to the Malay part of the island of Borneo.