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The History of Singapore is well described in Wikipedia's series of articles:- <a href="">History of Singapore</a>


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

In Additional reference should be made to the Singaporean Notices to Mariners, (see the pdf document for June 2007 At :- <a href="">June '07 PDF</a>)

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


Climate </dt>

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 </dt>

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.

<a href="">the best WX site for the waters surrounding Singapore</a> - navigate this site.


  • <img src="ef=" _fck_mw_filename="Cruising Guide Singapore to Darwin.pdf" alt="Cruising Guide Singapore to Darwin" />


  • 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 [<a href="">Lazarus Island</a>]

  • Pulau Hantu

According to an ancient legend, the two small islets that make up Palau Hantu (also known as Ghost Island) were formed when two Malay warriors both collapsed into the sea and died after a fierce duel. Despite its foreboding name, Pulau Hantu has become a favourite spot for scuba-diving and snorkelling enthusiasts – and anglers – due to its sheltered beaches and clear, turquoise waters. For those looking for a unique outdoor experience, the island also offers a variety of wildlife and undeveloped nature spots. [<a href="">Pulau Hantu</a>]

  • St Johns Island

St Johns Island is the more built up of the three connecting islands of Lazarus Island and Pulau Seringat in the Singapore Southern Islands, only in the 2000’s has the bridge existed between Lazarus and St Johns making the whole area a much more expansive space. St Johns pier is the main ferry drop off/pick up, you can also visit the St Johns Island National Marine Laboratory and St Johns Beach. NParks have ring fenced a research area names Bendara Bay [<a href="">St John's Island</a>]

  • Pulau Jong

Pulau Jong is a small island in the south of Singapore, totally uninhabited and surrounded by prohibited islands to it’s North and South. Close by Pulau Jong is the deepest water in Singapore Port limits at around 80m, this so happens to be the steepest drop off from land to 80m below sea level in less than few hundred metres from shore, making it one of the most diverse diving sites in Singapore. [<a href="">Pulau Jong</a>]

  • Kusu Island

Popular lagoons, tranquil beach setting and fledged with hard soft coral. Visitors go to see the famous wishing well and the Tortoise Sanctuary. Afternoon picnics on the island are also very popular, although no food or beverage service providers are situated on the island. A stand-alone open-air hawker centre is located in the middle of the island but it is only open and running during certain periods of the year, such as during festivals or pilgrimages to the keramats or the temple. No overnight stays are permitted on the island. [<a href="">Kusu Island</a>]

  • Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is an island northeast of mainland Singapore. The most famous active island for activities include bike rides or hiking, you can also find traditional kampongs (villages) to visit. Boating is active around the island for fishing and kayaking, drop off/pick up are allowed at the main jetty, anchoring is not allowed by MPA though most boaters will make their way to Ketam Channel for a very peaceful anchorage spot. North of the island is totally fenced up and almost no way to access the land. [<a href="">Pulau Ubin</a>]

  • Sisters Islands

Sisters islands are not just two beautiful tropical islands, they are also two unique singapore marine landmarks. First, the home of the Singapore Marine Park established for research of marine life in Singapore, for more details on the marine park visit here. Secondly, one of the main CIQP checkpoints for yachts entering or leaving Singapore. For CIQP and entry/exit details please follow this link [<a href="">Sisters Islands</a>]


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, - <a href="">PROPER USE OF VHF CHANNELS AT SEA</a>

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 <a href="HF Radio">Cruiser's Nets</a> (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. --<a href="User:Haiqu">Haiqu</a>


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.

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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 <a href="">Horsburgh Lighthouse</a>






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


The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has a massive job of managing all aspects of the port waters of Singapore, the MPA prohibits all vessels from entering the restricted areas below for any purpose, except with the prior approval of the Port Master. MPA is supported by the The Police Coast Guard (PCG) who conducts 24-hour round-the-clock patrols in Singapore’s territorial waters from its four regional bases, the PCG is also responsible for maintaining law and order on most of the Singapore’s islands.

Boaters cannot anchor in a channel or a fairway and are not suppose to drift along either as you’ll be impeding the safe passage of vessels & ships in transit. Beaching is not allowed anywhere in Singapore, you’ll find signs at East Coast Park, Changi, Pasir Ris and Sentosa to inform local authorities of anyone approaching the beach from a vessel at sea. Unfortunately this has resulted in the list of places you can’t go being double the amount of where you can go! <a href="">The anchorages of the port of Singapore and their purposes</a></i>.

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 MarinafckLR

Raffles MarinafckLR/wiki/Singapore#.5B.5BRaffles.7CRaffles_Marina.5D.5DfckLR
World icon.png Raffles MarinafckLR [[Singapore#Raffles MarinafckLR|Raffles MarinafckLR]] (fckLR) 01°20.650'N, °'E
Port of Entry


Keppel Bay MarinafckLR

Keppel Bay MarinafckLR/wiki/Singapore#Keppel_Bay_MarinafckLR
World icon.png Keppel Bay MarinafckLR [[Singapore#Keppel Bay MarinafckLR|Keppel Bay MarinafckLR]] (fckLR) 01°15.900'N, °'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.fckLR: [email protected]; Tel: +65 (6303) 8448; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 77fckLR: Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista Singapore 098382fckLR: Hours: Mon – Fri : 0830 – 2100; Sat and Sun : 1000 – 1800; Closed on Public HolidaysfckLR


Marina Country ClubfckLR

Marina Country ClubfckLR/wiki/Singapore#Marina_Country_ClubfckLR
World icon.png Marina Country ClubfckLR [[Singapore#Marina Country ClubfckLR|Marina Country ClubfckLR]] (fckLR) 01°24.986'N, °'E
Port of Entry
Restaurant, minimarket. Free shuttle to town. Free shuttle to town. Internet. Boatyard. Entry clearance for a fee.fckLR: [email protected]; Tel/Fax: +65 (6385) 6166; VHF channel 77fckLR: Address: 600 Ponggal Seventeenth Avenue , Singapore 829734fckLR: Hours: 0900 - 1800fckLR


One°15 MarinafckLR

One°15 MarinafckLR/wiki/Singapore#One.C2.B015_MarinafckLR
World icon.png One°15 MarinafckLR [[Singapore#One°15 MarinafckLR|One°15 MarinafckLR]] (fckLR) 1°14.5′N, 103°50.4′E
Port of Entry
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.fckLR: [email protected]; Tel: +65 (6305) 6999; Fax: +65 (6271) 4146; Mobile: +65 (9071) 7604; VHF channel 77fckLR: Address: Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, SingaporefckLR: Hours: 24/7 security. Opening hours: 0900-1800fckLR: Prices: For the latest prices see Price ListingfckLR


Republic of Singapore Yacht ClubfckLR

Republic of Singapore Yacht ClubfckLR/wiki/Singapore#Republic_of_Singapore_Yacht_ClubfckLR
World icon.png Republic of Singapore Yacht ClubfckLR [[Singapore#Republic of Singapore Yacht ClubfckLR|Republic of Singapore Yacht ClubfckLR]] (fckLR) 01°17.678'N, °'E
Port of Entry
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.fckLR: [email protected]; Tel: +65 (6768) 9233; Fax: +65 (6768) 9230; VHF channel 77fckLR: Address: 52 West Coast Ferry Road , Singapore 126887fckLR: Hours: fckLR: Prices: For the latest prices see Price ListingfckLR


SAF Yacht ClubfckLR

SAF Yacht ClubfckLR/wiki/Singapore#SAF_Yacht_ClubfckLR
World icon.png SAF Yacht ClubfckLR [[Singapore#SAF Yacht ClubfckLR|SAF Yacht ClubfckLR]] (fckLR) 01°28.226'N, °'E
Port of Entry
Marina berths. Laundry. Metered water and electricity to individual berths. Fuel. Launching and Recovery Services.fckLR: [email protected]; Tel: +65 (6758) 3359; Fax: +65 (6757) 9046; VHF channel 77fckLR: Address: 43 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759962fckLR: Hours: 0900 - 2000fckLR


Anchoring within Singapore waters is only allowed for specific purposes.

See <a href="">The anchorages of the port of Singapore and their purposes</a>.

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




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Eating out

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  • International airport


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  • Singapore at the Wikipedia
  • Singapore at the Wikivoyage
  • <a href="">Noonsite</a>Best Food In Singapore and Best Food In Singapore CompaniesSingapore's Industrial, Commercial, and Consumer guide.
  • <a href="">Singapore Marine Guide</a>Singapore boating leisure marine information directory for yachts, boats, kayaks and jet skis listings, regulations, services in Singapore.


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  • Classified as part of South Asia because of previous British rule. --<a href="User:Haiqu">Haiqu</a> 01:43, 30 May 2011 (BST)

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