Singapore is strategically situated off the southern tip of the Malay peninsular, neighboring to Indonesia and Malaysia with close proximity to major international shipping routes, and geographically located ca. 1° north of the equator with a tropical climate.
Can I use 'strategically situated' in this way? I am not really sure, because the location of Singapore is not a result of choice. 'Strategically ' sounds to me that it is a rational choice.