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  Distribution and Status of Peatlands in Singapore


Given the size of the country, Singapore has limited forest land and peatlands. Estimates of the amount of peat soils in Singapore are widely divergent because some are overlain by, or intermixed with, marine sediments. The most distinctive peatland in Singapore is the freshwater swamp forest at Nee Soon.



Singapore Island is mostly low-lying, green, undulating country with a small range of hills at the center. The highest point of the island is Bukit Timah (166 m/545 ft).
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 23 to 32 °C (73 to 90 °F). Relative humidity averages around 79% in the morning and 73% in the afternoon. April and May are the hottest months, with the wetter monsoon season from November to January.
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