The timezone SGT in SingaporeTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Singapore there is only a single tonezone at UTC+. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Singapore is 4 hours.
Singapore has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.
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Current time in all regions of Singapore:
Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||UTC +8||Singapore Time (SGT)|
|Daylight saving time:||UTC +9||discontinued 1936|
No more daylight saving time in SingaporeDue 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.