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Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by Wd40 » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 2:10 pm

Not sure if many people know this.I am sure SMS knows this :)

Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/tea ... ezone.html

The gist of the above link is that Malaysia changed its timezone to align west Malaysia with East and Singapore followed it.

I used to wonder how Japan so far away is 1 hr difference from Singapore and Europe, almost equally far away is 6/7 hrs difference.

I will be travelling to Yogyakarta soon for vacation and while doing research I realized that Yogyakarta is further away in the east and yet timezone is behind SG by 1 hr. This got me googling as I suspected Singapore is definitely in the wrong time and I found that link.

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Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 3:37 pm

It's not the only place. China only has a single time zone! Australia has 4.5 time zones.

http://www.worldtimezone.com/

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Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by bgd » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 3:59 pm

We are according to a NY colleague. He wondered why I declined his 2am meetings. He was surprised to learn that Sg and NY aren't on the same time zone. :roll:

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Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by brian_singapore » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 4:20 pm

I 'love' US colleagues who book meetings at 11pm my time and cheerfully note in the meeting invite 'we're holding this meeting early in the morning out of respect for our Asian collegues'.

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Re: RE: Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by Wd40 » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 4:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It's not the only place. China only has a single time zone! Australia has 4.5 time zones.

http://www.worldtimezone.com/
China is large country and it tried to get 1 timezone that worked for it best. Australia is correctly timezoned.

Singapore though is the same timezone as Perth! While Perth is much further away.

I realize now why I can't get myself wake up early in the morning. Lol!

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Post by x9200 » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 4:59 pm

Wd40 wrote:Singapore though is the same timezone as Perth! While Perth is much further away.
Why is it important it should be the same?

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Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 5:07 pm

WD just like to whinge over the little things.

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Post by Wd40 » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 6:01 pm

x9200 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Singapore though is the same timezone as Perth! While Perth is much further away.
Why is it important it should be the same?
It is not that important. Just that it feels very odd for Singapore to share the same timezone as Hong Kong and Shanghai. When geographically it is not placed that far east. Just feels out of place.

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Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by x9200 » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 6:16 pm

I would expect the distance from the Equator has more significant impact than 1-3h variation from the standard zones. Afterall many countries follow summer/winter time changes.
I don't know, for me it appears natural. Back home, during summertime it starts to get brighter as early as 4am, and the day lasts till 10pm. In winter, 8am could be still dark and 5pm already dark. This is like 4-5h variation.

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Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 7:02 pm

maybe gmt+8 was chosen to be more suitable for a commercial reason than a scientific one
here is a reference.

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To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:04 pm

You did a screen shot of that one, yeah? I tried to link it earlier and it's made of up dozens of little image files! That's why I just linked the site itself. :-(

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Re: RE: Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by ecureilx » Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:10 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:maybe gmt+8 was chosen to be more suitable for a commercial reason than a scientific one
here is a reference.

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Supposedly to be closer to HK trading hours ....

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Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:54 am

maybe wd40 you need to question why India has a retarded timezone instead.. ? each time you have to schedule a call you also have to account for the 30 mins.*grumbles*
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by archcherub » Sat, 21 Jan 2017 3:18 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It's not the only place. China only has a single time zone! Australia has 4.5 time zones.

http://www.worldtimezone.com/
china is crazy. i was at this place where the sun start coming in at 2:30am
i thought it was early 5am and i went to brush my teeth and prepare for my tour day... -.-

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Re: RE: Re: Singapore is in the wrong timezone!

Post by archcherub » Sat, 21 Jan 2017 3:20 pm

Wd40 wrote:
x9200 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Singapore though is the same timezone as Perth! While Perth is much further away.
Why is it important it should be the same?
It is not that important. Just that it feels very odd for Singapore to share the same timezone as Hong Kong and Shanghai. When geographically it is not placed that far east. Just feels out of place.
i am so used to the fact that HK, SH and SG shared the same timezone i did not even feel it out of place...
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