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Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia – Palawan Island, Singapore

By on May 23, 2015 in Singapore

On Sentosa Island, Singapore, near the beach there is a place that is claimed to be the ‘The Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia’ – well, sorry, it isn’t. The most southerly point of mainland Asia is in Malaysia, and the claim for this point as being most southerly point of “Continental Asia” is just bogus as there is a more southerly point a few miles down the road (see the map below).

The Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia - don't think so...

The Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia – don’t think so…

The map below shows the location of what is claimed to be the most Southern Point of Continental Asia, and yet as can be clearly seen on the map (marked ‘What is this?’) there is an area just south of Sentosa Golf Club that is clearly further south.

A point further south of the most Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia...

A point further south of the most Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia…

To get to the alleged “Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia” you have to cross a bridge from the beach on Sentosa Island.

Bridge over to the Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia...

Bridge over to the Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia…

It is actually a rather interesting bridge to cross…

The bridge to the most Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia...

The bridge to the most Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia…

At the “Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia” there is a viewing platform.

The Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia - well, it isn't...

The Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia – well, it isn’t…

that does give a rather spectacular view of all the ships waiting to enter Singapore Harbour.

Panorama

Panorama

The island is a place of fun. Whilst I was there I saw at least tow birthday parties in full swing, and at one of them they were playing twister.

Party time...

Party time…

There is also a couple of viewing towers.

Looking north from the alleged most Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia

Looking north from the alleged most Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia

That give great views looking north in to Continental Asia (above), and also of the surrounding sea.

Viewing towers

Viewing towers

Is that bit of land on the left of this photo further south than the Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia? I think it just might be...

Is that bit of land on the left of this photo further south than the Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia? I think it just might be…

So, a Singapore con is exposed. What is claimed to be the Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia is in fact not. First, you need to cross two bridges to get to it (three is you count the causeway from Malaysia), and second there is a part of Sentosa Island near the gold club that is further south.

Personally I think the most southerly point of mainland Asia is in Malaysia….

FourSquare: Southern Most Point Of Continental Asia – Palawan Island

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