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The timezone SGT in Singapore

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Singapore exists only a single tonezone at UTC+8. E.g. New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between NY and Singapore is 12 hours.

Singapore has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.


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Only 1 nationwide time zone

UTC+8
Standard time:Singapore Time (SGT)
Daylight saving time:discontinued 1936

Timezones

No more daylight saving time in Singapore

Due to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (June to September in the northern hemisphere). Countries that switch to daylight saving time in the summer months align the daylight phase with the human rhythm. Unused bright morning hours are thus shifted into the evening (more information on daylight saving time here).

Due to its proximity to the equator, the impact in Singapore would not be particularly large. Singapore is located just 140 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 06:59 to 19:13, but from 07:59 to 20:13. The effect would be quite noticeable in the evening, but the sun rising later in the morning falls at a time when many people are already awake. Thus, in 1936, the decision was made to finally abandon daylight saving time in Singapore.


Changes in Daylight Saving Times

In Singapore Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1933 until 01/01/1936.


Singapore: Sunrise + sunsetSunrise and sunset in SingaporeTimes of sunrise and sunset for the most important cities in Singapore and the avg. length of daylight per month
Countries with DSTAll Countries with DSTA summary of all countries which currently observe Daylight Saving Time with further info on introductions and upcoming changes.
Singapore: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in Singapore 2022-2026Statutory and inofficial holidays in Singapore for 2022 to 2026