Singapore Strait
geographical name channel SE Asia between Singapore Island & Riau Archipelago connecting Strait of Malacca & South China Sea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Singapore Strait — The Singapore Strait (or Straits of Singapore; zh sp|s=新加坡海峡|p=Xīnjiāpō Hǎixiá) is a 105 kilometer long, 16 kilometer wide strait between the Strait of Malacca in the west and the South China Sea in the east. Singapore is on the north of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Singapore Strait — ▪ channel, southeast Asia       channel extending for 65 miles (105 km) between the Strait of Malacca (west) and the South China Sea (east). The strait is 10 miles (16 km) wide and lies between Singapore Island (north) and the Riau Islands… …   Universalium

  • Singapore — [siŋ′ə pôr΄, siŋ′gəpôr΄] 1. island off the S tip of the Malay Peninsula 2. country comprising this island & nearby islets: a former British colony, it became a state of Malaysia (1963 65) & an independent republic & member of the Commonwealth… …   English World dictionary

  • Singapore — Singaporean, n., adj. /sing geuh pawr , pohr , sing euh /, n. 1. an island on the Strait of Singapore, off the S tip of the Malay Peninsula. 2. an independent republic comprising this island and a few adjacent islets: member of the Commonwealth… …   Universalium

  • Strait of Malacca — The Strait of Malacca connects the Pacific Ocean to the east with the Indian Ocean to the west. Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Singapore — This article is about the city state. For other uses, see Singapore (disambiguation). Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Singapore — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Singapore <p></p> Background: <p></p> Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years… …   The World Factbook

  • Singapore — geographical name 1. island Malay Archipelago in South China Sea off S end of Malay Peninsula; formerly a British crown colony, from 1963 to 1965 a state of Malaysia (federation), an independent republic in the Commonwealth of Nations since 1965 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Singapore Changi Airport — Changi Airport redirects here. For Changi Air Base (West) RAF Changi, see Changi Air Base. Singapore Changi Airport Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Changi Singapura 新加坡樟宜机场 (Xīnjiāpō Zhāngyí Jīchǎng) சிங்கப்பூர் சாங்கி வானூர்தி நிலையம் …   Wikipedia

  • SINGAPORE —    1. (185, chiefly Chinese), the most important of the BRITISH STRAITS SETTLEMENTS (q.v.); consists of the island of Singapore and upwards of 50 islets, off the southern extremity of the Malay Peninsula, from which it is separated by a narrow… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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