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Singapore and The Arctic Council

23 Mar 2018

Over 7000 kilometres away and sitting just above the Equator – what does Singapore have to do with the Arctic?


Besides rising sea levels which would affect our low-lying island, fast-melting Arctic ice could also lead to the opening of the Northern Sea Route, shortening Europe-Asia travel time by approximately 5 to 10 days.


As an Arctic Council observer, Singapore gains insights into the impact of Arctic developments on us and our position as one of the world’s busiest ports.


Singapore and The Arctic Council