20 interesting facts about Singapore

interesting facts about Singapore Singapore colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore’s circa 1820, Chinatown stands the red & gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha’s teeth. Singapore an island city off southern Malaysia it is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population.

Population: 5.8 million people live in Singapore (2017)
Capital: Singapore. It’s a city state.
Name: Republic of Singapore
Government: Parliamentary Republic
Singapore National Flower Miss Vanda Joaquim by Eldred Lim / shutterstock.com
National Flower
Languages: English, Mandarin, Tamil, Malay
Religion: the majority are Buddhists or Christians
Life expectancy: 82.6 years
Currency: 1 Singapore dollar (SGD)=100 cents
National Symbols: ‘Miss Vanda Joaquim orchid, the Merlion (half fish, half lion)
National Day: 9 August

 interesting facts about Singapore

Here are 20 interesting facts about Singapore.

  • Singapore contributes to 25% of the world market as the biggest exporter of ornamental fish.
  • On September 30th, 2000 the Guinness record for the longest human domino chain was achieved in Singapore.
  • This amazing chain, measured at 4.1km, was created with 9,233 students.
  • Bukit Timah Hill, at only 165 meters high, is the tallest natural point in Singapore.
  • most popular birth month in Singapore in October
  • It is not advised to deal with drugs in Singapore with it being one of the top leaders of carrying out death sentences (the majority to drug dealers).
  • Singapore is home to the biggest tropical orchid gardens, located in Singapore Botanic Gardens.
  • The government-backed Singapore Kindness Movement, formerly the National Courtesy Campaign, teaches Singaporeans to be kinder to one another and encourage a more pleasant society.
  • Singapore’s Prime Minister earns the equivalent of USD 1.7 million yearly. The president of the USA earns less than a fourth of this at USD 400,000 per year and has a much bigger country to run. How does this work out?
  • If you stretched out Singapore’s more than 3,000 kilometers of roads it would equal the distance from Singapore to Hong Kong.
  • The largest bat in the world, the flying fox, can be located on one of the islands off the mainland called Pulau Ubin. With an impressive wingspan of 1.5 meters, the flying fox is worth checking out.

Singapore’s national flower is called Vanda Miss Joaquim. In 1893 this pretty flower was discovered by its namesake Agnes Joaquim of Armenia.

  • With only Monaco and the Chinese territory of Macau, ahead, Singapore is the third-most densely populated country in the world.
  • There is not much of a variation of temperature throughout the year in Singapore. With its tropical climate, the temperature range in Singapore is between 73 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (23 to 32 degrees Celsius).
  • The 1st of October was a day dedicated to children in Singapore from 1961-2011. In 2012, Children’s Day was changed to the first Friday of October by the Singapore Ministry of Education.
  • Boasting the biggest retractable dome in the world, with a diameter of 312m, Singapore’s National Stadium has a huge canopy which is on hand to cover 55 thousand spectators from sun or rain.
  • Singapore’s Prime Minister earns the equivalent of USD 1.7 million yearly. The president of the USA earns less than a fourth of this at USD 400,000 per year and has a much bigger country to run. How does this work out?
  • If you stretched out Singapore’s more than 3,000 kilometers of roads it would equal the distance from Singapore to Hong Kong.
  • The largest bat in the world, the flying fox, can be located on one of the islands off the mainland called Pulau Ubin. With an impressive wingspan of 1.5 meters, the flying fox is worth checking out.
  • Singapore’s national flower is called Vanda Miss Joaquim. In 1893 this pretty flower was discovered by its namesake Agnes Joaquim of Armenia.

Singapore Events and Public Holidays

New Years Day
Chinese New Year
Good Friday
Labour Day
Vesak day
National Day
Hari Raya Puasa
Deepavali
Hari Raya Haji
Christmas Day

Singapore Culture

The culture of Singapore is a combination of European & Asian cultures. Influenced by Malay,
East Asian, South Asian, and Eurasian cultures,

Language in Singapore

singapore official languages English
singapore official languages Mandarin Chinese
singapore official languages standard mandarin
singapore official languages Malay
singapore official languages Tamil

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