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WorldSouth AsiaSouth East AsiaSingapore
01°18.000'N, 103°48.000'E Chart icon.png
Capital Singapore City
Language English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Currency Singapore dollar (SGD)
Time zone SST (UTC+8)
Calling code +65

The History of Singapore is well described in Wikipedia's series of articles:- History of Singapore


British Admiralty (BA)
1358 - Malacca Strait S Part Singapore Strait
2403 - Singapore Strait and E Appr
3831 - Singapore Strait E Part
3833 - Singapore Strait W Part
4036 - Raffles Lighthouse To Sisters Singapore
4044 - Johor Strait E Part Singapore
5502 - Malacca and Singapore Straits

In Additional reference should be made to the Singaporean Notices to Mariners, (see the pdf document for June 2007 At :- June '07 PDF)

Note: The reason for the above is that with the constant reclamation, the shoreline is constantly changing.



Singapore being an island has some wind relief from tropical heat and humidity - However, lying in the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone means that during the S.W. Monsoon in particular (June >>>November) it RAINS! It also Rains during the N.E. Monsoon - Dec >> May.

Weather Forecasts

The Singapore Government's National Environment Agency is a pioneer in the provision of routine weather forecasts and storm warnings for shipping in the region. As a member of the World Meteorological Organisation, MSD participates actively in its Marine Meteorology Programme to enhance safety at sea and fufill our regional responsibility with WMO and the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS, 1989 and 1974) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

National Environment Agency's Meteorological Service Division, produces one of the very best websites for marine weather forecasts covering the majority of South East Asia.

A favourite is the Hourly Wx Satellite Picture

• Animate MTSAT Asean Satellite Images • Full Globe • ASEAN

The ASEAN image is particularly good showing gradations of cloud cover - cruisers using this image can decide whether to do the laundry , close the hatches or go shopping.

The Regional Weather Synoptic Chart is another that is very useful for determining the day's winds in terms of strength and direction.

the best WX site for the waters surrounding Singapore - navigate this site.



  • Lazarus Island

Not to far away from the jostling crowds and patrolled beaches of Sentosa lies one of Singapore’s (almost) best-kept secret, Lazarus Island Beach (Also known as Eagle Bay, part of the Singapore Southern Islands. Lazarus Island Beach is the most popular boating destination for charterers, jetskis, kayakers and private boats, many might not know this but the 800m beach was totally reclaimed and built between Seringat Island and Lazarus Island in the early 2000’s by Singapore Tourism Board. Visitors are advised to pack everything they need – including mats, towels, water and other beverages, and whatever you do, take it all the rubbish back with you as there are no bins on the islands [Lazarus Island]


The use of VHF radio in Singapore waters is governed by a PDF document from the MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE, PORT MARINE CIRCULAR NO. 21 OF 2004,9 Sep 04 - Shipping Community, Harbour Craft Community, - PROPER USE OF VHF CHANNELS AT SEA

Generally speaking, Cruising yachts will dual monitor 2 frequencies: channel 16 and channel 69. Channel 16 for emergencies and communicating with authorities (74 for Immigration ) - using 69 as the cruisers' listening/calling channel, then when contact is made to move to another eg. 68 or 72.

HF Radio frequencies and transmission times for the cruising fraternity in Singapore and the rest of South East Asia is described in Cruiser's Nets (See Mobile Maritime Net - South East Asian Waters)

All vessels of any size, powered or unpowered, must have a working AIS transponder when transiting the Singapore Strait. --Haiqu


The Singapore Strait for the average cruising yacht is to be highly respected - most skippers, unless they have personal experience of traversing the strait, will only do so in daylight hours.

The huge number of ships, tugs, tugs + barges and a host of other vessels, not counting the 20,000 tankers, 12,000 chemical tankers that move through this narrow strait every year - over a thousand ships in port every day), means that making passage through this in a sailing boat is a "White Knuckle Event" The numbers of ships which are moving in both separation lanes in different directions are one thing to contend with!

The other is the alternating current (not electrical) which each day moves WEST >> EAST then EAST>>WEST. At anything up to 6 knots at the narrowest gap in the strait (where all the ships are squeezing through). So, if your Cruising yacht only manages 6 knots under full power where there is no current, then it is most prudent to wait until the current is at slack then move to anticipate the current flowing in the direction you want to go.

Tide/Current Charts

The National University of Singapore's 'Physical Oceanography Research Laboratory' produces daily models of the tidal heights and flows, also a chart depicting the current at specific intervals (note: the chart shown below is tilted 40 degrees to the west) The URL will give access to the models - but will require the applicant to be authorized to utilize the program.

Another Navigational Feature out to the East of Singapore is the Horsburgh Lighthouse






Customs and Immigration




  • Stop in one of the two designated anchorages:
    • Western Quarantine and Immigration Anchorage: Close to The Sisters island/wiki/Singapore#The_Sisters_islandAnchorage icon The Sisters island [[Singapore#The Sisters island|The Sisters island]] 01°13.206'N, 103°49.402'E
    • Changi General Purpose Anchorage: Close to the South Angler Buoy/wiki/Singapore#South_Angler_BuoyBuoy icon South Angler Buoy [[Singapore#South Angler Buoy|South Angler Buoy]] 01°20.010'N, 104°03.675'E
  • No need to anchor, just hold the position
  • Fly yellow Q flag and, if you have, the flags "2" over "5"
  • Call Western or Eastern immigration via VHF channel 74
  • Have passports, crew lists, last port clearance prepared in a zip-lock back. Grey aluminum immigration boat will approach with a person on the bow holding a fishing net. Drop paperwork in this net.
  • If all is ok, passports will be stamped with a visa valid for 2 weeks.
  • Proceed to marina or yacht club
  • Soon (like next day), finish custom and port clearance at the One Stop Document Center (SG30 port fee) or let the marina take care of it. It is an online process for the marina. Keppel Bay charged 2xSG10/vessel in and out, plus the SG30 port fees (March 2011)

Some marinas offer to do the complete clearance, no need to stop in the quarantine anchorage. But the marina needs 6h advance notice to have an immigration officer to be available at the time of arrival.

Fees and Charges


Health and Security


Submit any health warnings/information. Remove any of these sections do not apply to this particular country.





  • Port of Singapore - commercial port

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Raffles Marina

Raffles Marina/wiki/Singapore#.5B.5BRaffles.7CRaffles_Marina.5D.5D
Port of Entry

Keppel Bay Marina

Keppel Bay Marina/wiki/Singapore#Keppel_Bay_Marina
Marina icon Keppel Bay Marina [[Singapore#Keppel Bay Marina|Keppel Bay Marina]] 01°15.900'N, 103°48.700'E
Port of Entry

75 berths, Fuel berth, WiFi, bar & restaurant, 24hr security. Clearance services (able to arrange extensions of Landing Passes). No repair facilities. Closest supermarket 15 min. walk to VIVO shopping mall (or by taxi). New development, excellent facilities, good staff, but no laundromat. Some swell from cruise ships, ferries and tugs.

[email protected]; Tel: +65 (6303) 8448; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 77
Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista Singapore 098382
Hours: Mon – Fri : 0830 – 2100; Sat and Sun : 1000 – 1800; Closed on Public Holidays

Marina Country Club

Marina Country Club/wiki/Singapore#Marina_Country_Club
Marina icon Marina Country Club [[Singapore#Marina Country Club|Marina Country Club]] 01°24.986'N, 103°53.887'E
Port of Entry

Restaurant, minimarket. Free shuttle to town. Free shuttle to town. Internet. Boatyard. Entry clearance for a fee.

[email protected]; Tel/Fax: +65 (6385) 6166; VHF channel 77
Address: 600 Ponggal Seventeenth Avenue , Singapore 829734
Hours: 0900 - 1800

One°15 Marina

One°15 Marina/wiki/Singapore#One.C2.B015_Marina
Marina icon One°15 Marina [[Singapore#One°15 Marina|One°15 Marina]] 1°14.5′N, 103°50.4′E

270 Wet Berths (Including 13 Mega-yacht Berths). 60 Dry Stack & Berths. Fuel Sales (Petrol & Diesel). Water & electricity (metered). Showers. WiFi. Chandlery, light maintenance. Free shuttle bus to downtown. Swimming pool.

[email protected]; Tel: +65 (6305) 6999; Fax: +65 (6271) 4146; Mobile: +65 (9071) 7604; VHF channel 77
Address: Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore
Hours: 24/7 security. Opening hours: 0900-1800
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club/wiki/Singapore#Republic_of_Singapore_Yacht_Club
Marina icon Republic of Singapore Yacht Club [[Singapore#Republic of Singapore Yacht Club|Republic of Singapore Yacht Club]] 01°17.678'N, 103°45.646'E

127 berths range in size from 35ft to 70ft. Each berth comes with a dockbox, metered power pedestal, polyester fendering and a metered water outlet. There is provision for telephone connection for 60-foot berths and greater, available on request. Power provision is 230-Volts, 32-Amp supply for boats up to 45-feet, and up to 63-Amp supply to boats of 50-foot and above. Full facilities, fuel, clubhouse, bars and restaurant, swimming pool, gym. Non-members welcomed, provided space is available. Only ten minutes from downtown by taxi.

[email protected]; Tel: +65 (6768) 9233; Fax: +65 (6768) 9230; VHF channel 77
Address: 52 West Coast Ferry Road , Singapore 126887
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

SAF Yacht Club

SAF Yacht Club/wiki/Singapore#SAF_Yacht_Club
Marina icon SAF Yacht Club [[Singapore#SAF Yacht Club|SAF Yacht Club]] 01°28.226'N, 103°49.267'E

Marina berths. Laundry. Metered water and electricity to individual berths. Fuel. Launching and Recovery Services.

[email protected]; Tel: +65 (6758) 3359; Fax: +65 (6757) 9046; VHF channel 77
Address: 43 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759962
Hours: 0900 - 2000


Anchoring within Singapore waters is only allowed for specific purposes.

See The anchorages of the port of Singapore and their purposes.

Note: The small craft anchorages are exposed to the open sea and are unsuitable for long stays.


Water In most of the marinas
Electricity In most of the marinas
Toilets In most of the marinas
Showers In most of the marinas
Laundry In some of the marinas
Garbage Bins in most of the marinas
Fuel In most of the marinas
Bottled gas ?
  • Marintech Marketing (S) Pte Ltd. 101 Kitchener Road, #02-14 Jalan Besar Plaza (shop 14, level 2). Tel: 62988171 and 62939124. Email. Contact: Jessie Lee. Take the MRT from Kranji to Farrer Park station, which is in Kitchener Rd, just one block to corner of Jalan Besar.
    Bring your boat stamp and shop without tax. Sources from Westmarine, Harken, Sta-lok etc. Will deliver. Ask her for nearby SS 316, hoses, canvas, electrical etc. shops all in walking distance. They also do swages and splicing. They are open Mon-Friday and closed Sat/Sun.
  • The basement at Sim Lim Tower has many stores with the widest range of equipment.
  • Blazer Electronics shop 17, or Suneast Pte Ltd shop 19/20
  • In Sim Lim Square (opposite), Overseas Communications System shop 79, level 3,
  • The Com Shop, shop 10, level 4, (Most of them have a great deal on the latest model Icom waterproof hand held VHF's for about S$230. 00)
  • World Space Radio: Wavelength Communications, shop 26, level 2, Sim Lim Square, Tel: (65) 332 2273. E-mail: [email protected]
  • Or at the ground floor, Mustafa Centre, Syid Alwi Road, (Between Jalan Besar & Serangoon Rd) Mustaffa's is a 5 level department and is worth a visit for all kinds of stuff.
Repairs In sevral of the marinas
Internet WiFi in most of the marinas
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.


  • International airport


List places of interest, tours, etc.


Submit details/contacts of cruiser's "friends" that can be contacted in advance or on arrival - who can offer information and assistance to our cruising "family".


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


  • Singapore at the Wikipedia
  • Singapore at the Wikivoyage
  • NoonsiteBest Food In Singapore and Best Food In Singapore CompaniesSingapore's Industrial, Commercial, and Consumer guide.


Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

Rod Heikel, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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  • Classified as part of South Asia because of previous British rule. --Haiqu 01:43, 30 May 2011 (BST)

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