Singapore is located in Southeast Asia, between Malaysia and Indonesia.
Population: 5,460,302 (July 2013 est.)
Capital City: Singapore
Climate: Tropical; hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon (December to March) and Southwestern monsoon (June to September); inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms
Time Difference: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Source: CIA World Fact Book
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