Okay, this is our last article on Singapore facts. Here in this article, we will learn about some of the most fascinating facts about the nation. These Singapore fun facts that we mention in this article are not really surprising. They are simply interesting. As you go through these facts here, you will get to know a lot about this city state, which is one of the smallest nations in this world. So, let’s begin…
Singapore Fun Facts: 1-5
1. The largest bat in this world known as the Flying Fox with 1.5 meters of wingspan is found of Pulau Ubin – one of the several islands of Singapore off the mainland.
2. Night Safari – the first ever night zoo in world – is located in Singapore.
3. Did you know that there are more tree species in Bukit Timah Nature Park of Singapore compared to the whole of North American continent?
4. The National Flag of Singapore has a special meaning like every other country in this world. The red color means Universal Brotherhood. The 5 stars that sit on the red band represent equality, justice, progress, peace and democracy. The crescent moon on the red band represents a young progressive nation. The white band represents virtue and purity.
5. USA is 15,000 times bigger that whole of Singapore.
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Singapore Fun Facts: 6-10
6. In 1965 on September 21, Singapore was taken in as the 117th member of United Nations.
7. There is another Singapore in this world. It is located in USA’s Michigan. It is now known as a ghost town.
8. Singapore, just like European Union, Japan and Canada, has banned the practice of using Carbon Monoxide to give meat a fresher appearance. In USA, this is a legal practice.
9. Chan Hon Meng is the owner of a street food stand in Singapore. That stand is Michelin Star rated restaurant and is cheapest in the world. For a single meal you need to pay just USD 1.50 and you will get a full plate of rice and soya sauce chicken.
10. In 2012, Singapore held what is known as National Night. The fertility rate of the country was, at that time, 0.79. The whole purpose of the National Night was to encourage the couples into creating a population spurt and also letting their patriotism explode!
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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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