Singapore Fun Facts: 11-15
11. Suntec City in Singapore has all its towers built in shape of a ‘palm’ of human hand. The reason? It symbolizes good feng shui.
12. For last 28 years, the ‘Best Airport in Asia’ award has been won by Changi Airport in Singapore! The airport has managed to bag the award since 1987.
13. The best-selling local author in Singapore? Russell Lee! Well, that’s not a single person. It is the name that has been taken by whole team of ghost writers. They authored ‘True Singapore Ghost Stories’ in 11 volumes and guess what? They have sold more than 600,000 copies till now.
14. “Hello Chok Tong, Goodbye Kuan Yew: The Untold Story” was Singapore’s fastest-selling book. George Nonis – a political cartoonist – wrote and drew the book. In first two months, the 40,000 copies of the book were sold!
15. The only country in this world whose citizens do not require any visa for entering America, China, South Korea and North Korea is Singapore.
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Singapore Fun Facts: 16-20
16. We all know that caning is corporal punishment in Singapore. What most of us don’t know is that prison officers get special training on how to swing a cane measuring 1.09 meters so that a minimum speed of 160 kph and impact force of 90 kilos is achieved.
17. If a parent in Singapore earns less than 2,500 Singaporean dollars a month, children of those parents automatically become eligible for financial assistance form government where those children get 120 Singaporean dollars as transport credit and the cost of textbooks and tuition fees are all waived off.
18. The lowest temperature that was ever recorded in Singapore was 66.9 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 19.38 degrees Celsius.
19. If all roads in Singapore are stretched out and placed end-to-end, they will cover 3,000 kilometers. That’s the distance between Singapore and Hong Kong.
20. The largest tropical orchid garden in whole world is located in Singapore Botanic Gardens. This garden has been bestowed with the honor of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.
Did you know that the National Stadium of Singapore has a retractable roof that blocks sun rays and rain and also works as gigantic projector? Made using cutting-edge weather-resistant material, the roof takes 20 minutes to open or close completely and it covers the 95% of the seats in the stadium!
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