the early days of colonization of the island by the British, the city
of Singapore was on the South coast, around the mouth of the Singapore
River. This region is now the center of the city of Singapore. The rest of the island consisted of farms, fields of crops and forests. The
Government built much in the 1960s and today the island is almost
completely urbanized, with some notable exceptions, including the Bukit
Timah nature reserve and land WINS at del mar, (polders), who are
waiting to see their development. However, most
of the skyscrapers and urban developments found in the Central area,
where are situated the financial and commercial districts near the port
urban development authority is that deals with the planning of the
island: it's use land more efficiently and at the same time minimise
pollution while maintaining the quality of transport, important thing
due to its position as a city-state.
Small park and buildings.
industry tends to be concentrated in industrial parks and buildings in
which almost there is contamination, while heavy industry is
concentrated in the District of Jurong and Jurong Island.
Evening storms often occur in Singapore, which has a humid tropical climate.
are two ways to enter the State Malaysian Johor by a Causeway
(elevated) for trains and automobiles, which leads directly to Johor
Bahru to the North and by a road bridge to the West (Tuas Second Link),
which leads to the State of Johor. These connections are an important economic union with Malaysia.
Industrial zone and port of Jurong West Singapore. (Click to enlarge)
road with a length of 1038 m was designed by Coode, Fitzmaurice, Wilson
and Mitchell of Westminster and constructed by Topham, Railton Jones
& Co. of London. Started
in 1909 as a railway link with the railway system of Johor, in order to
connect Singapore to Johor Bahru, the headquarters of the British
colonies in Southeast Asia. Construction began in 1913 and was completed a decade later.
The road has caused environmental problems, including silt accumulation in the Straits of Johor. This
led to differences with Malaysia: Singapore refuses to replace the
Causeway with a bridge (a suggestion of the Malays), and Malaysia has
proposed a semi bridge, which joined in the middle of the Strait with
as Singapore has no Lakes or rivers, the main source of drinking water is the rain. As
it is not enough to meet the demand of the population of Singapore, the
city-state imports most of its water from Malaysia and Indonesia. To
reduce its dependence on imports, the authorities in Singapore have
built reservoirs to collect rain water, as well as water purification
complex. There is also an installation of desalination on the western coast of Tuas. With which it is believed that it will finally be able to provide half of the drinking water of the island.