Singapore lies south of the Malay Peninsula and is separated from the Malaysian mainland by the 1 km Strait of Johor. Singapore’s main island is featured on the map in the shape of a flattened diamond.
Singapore, the smallest country in Southeast Asia in terms of area, is also a city state. Singapore is only 42 km wide from East to West and the length from North to South is 23 km. The northernmost point of the city is the corridor crossing into West Malaysia. From Singapore, Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is reached in about 4 hours by private car.
The highest point of the main island in Singapore is Bukit Timah with 166 m. In addition to the mainland, there are 60 small islands around Singapore.