Bukit_Timah_Hill Latitude and Longitude:

1°21′16.85″N 103°46′34.95″E / 1.3546806°N 103.7763750°E / 1.3546806; 103.7763750
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Bukit Timah Hill
Highest point
Elevation164 m (538 ft)
Prominence164 m (538 ft)
Listing Country highest point
Coordinates 1°21′16.85″N 103°46′34.95″E / 1.3546806°N 103.7763750°E / 1.3546806; 103.7763750
English translation"Tin-bearing hill"
Language of name Malay
Singapore English
Bukit Timah Hill is located in Singapore
Bukit Timah Hill
Bukit Timah Hill
Mountain type Hill

Bukit Timah Hill, is the highest natural peak in Singapore. It is located in Bukit Panjang rather than its namesake and its altitude is 164 metres (538 ft) above sea level. [1] [2]


The marker at the summit of Bukit Timah, the highest natural point in Singapore.

The hill's 164-metre (538 ft) altitude makes it the highest natural peak in Singapore. The highest point in Singapore, however, is the 284-metre (932 ft) Guoco Tower, one of numerous buildings taller than the hill.

Location and accessibility

The hill is located in the Nature Reserve subzone of Bukit Panjang rather than its namesake district of Bukit Timah, near the geographical centre of Singapore. It is accessible via Hillview MRT station on the Downtown Line. The hill is now protected as part of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which has been classified as an ASEAN Heritage Park. The hill's paved maintenance road (leading to the hill's pair of 60 m (200 ft) VHF steel lattice radio masts built in the 1960s), [3] is not open to the public. Public access is provided by several walking trails.


Bukit Timah Hill features a tropical rainforest climate ( Köppen Af) and has a mix of both wet and dry seasons.

Due to its moderate elevation, the weather is much cooler than the rest of Singapore and strong winds commonly occur at the peak. The daily temperature range is between 16–31 °C (60–85 °F).

The dry season runs from April to August, during which, there is generally less rainfall and warmer temperatures. The wet season runs from September to March, during which, there is more frequent rainfall and cooler temperatures.

The average annual rainfall is 2810 mm (110.63 in). The average annual daily mean temperature is 26.4 °C (79.52 °F). The coolest month is January, where the average daily mean temperature is 25.6 °C (78.08 °F). The minimum temperature may dip below 20.8 °C (69.44 °F) during rainy days in January. The warmest month is July, with an average daily mean temperature of 28.3 °C (82.94 °F).

See also


  1. ^ Bukit Timah Nature Reserve – Host The Highest Mountain in The Singapore,, accessed October 2009. Archived March 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Lye Lin Heng (1991). "Wildlife Protection Laws in Singapore". Singapore Journal of Legal Studies: 288. JSTOR  24865805.
  3. ^ "Provision of Radio Masts and Towers - VHF Station, Bukit …".