Saturday, 29 September 2007

The Southernmost Point of the Asian Continent

As part of a short day trip to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur I visited a location that calls itself "The Southernmost Point of the Asian Continent". This is on Sentosa Island in Singapore but actually I think it is not exactly at the very southernmost part of Sentosa. You might ask, "How can an island contain the southermost part of the Continent?". Well it makes this claim because it is connected to Malaysia via bridges from Sentosa to Singapore proper and thence to Malaysia - so you could walk from here to the continent proper.

It is only about 139km north of the Equator - being at latitude N 1° 14' approximately.

Here are a few photos from this place.





And a video of the area:


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great!
I never heard before of that island. Surely it is peculiar place, although we must debate if a Continet can "finish" in an island.
I would like to know if there is a post office there. It could be interesting to have a postcard with cancellation from that island.
Bye Fabiov

Chandler said...

So, India isn't a part of the Asian continent?

Hugh said...

India certainly is - but if you look at a map you will see that Singapore is significantly further south

jamy said...

Singapore is not the most southern part of Asian continent... Tanjung Piai is the southernmost point of MAINLAN ASIAN CONTINENT! Singapore is an island in the Asian Continent, further to singapore, we have Sumatra which is part of Indonesia...

Hugh said...

@Jamy

You are quite correct - you will see that I address this point in the blog posting.