Regardless of the amount of time you spend on this beautiful island, you still fell short of missing something. You will learn new things and you will never find an end to this during your Singapore travel. Here we will talk about 11 Amazing Facts about Singapore.
Here is some interesting thing that you would be surprised to know about Singapore which would help you have a great time during your Singapore trip.
1. Singapore is one of the three surviving city-states all over the globe.
Do you know there are only three city-states in the entire world? Singapore is one of them. The other two being Vatican City and Monaco. The capital of Singapore is Singapore itself. Hence, there is no capital in Singapore.
2. Singapore encapsulates 60 beautiful islands.
It is hard to believe but it’s true. Singapore comprises 60 beautiful islands. Some of the most popular ones include Pulau Semakau, Island City, Pulau Ujong, Mah, and Pulau Tekong.
The national anthem of Singapore is in the micro text on the back of the $1000 note
If you get a chance to get a $1000 note, flip it over and you can see the lyrics of the national anthem of Singapore. One of the coolest things which you would ever come across.
3. 6 times the time zone has changed for Singapore since 1995.
Before 1982, for 36 years, Singapore was 7.5 hours ahead of GMT. Post-1982, the Singapore Standard Time was changed to 8 hours ahead of GMT. This was because Malaysia wanted to standardize its timing across East and West Malaysia. Singapore would have been left behind if they would be the only one 7.5 hours ahead of GMT.
4. Singapore has natural hot springs located in Sembawang and Pulau Tekong.
The natural hot spring at Sembawang Air Base is placed along Jalan Ulu Sembawang. Here the water runs through the granite stones at 150 liters per minute. The source of the water is not known, but some studies claim that the water could be on the high ground at Bukit Timah. The public can enjoy these natural attractions daily from 7 am to 7 pm.
The one at Tekong is not that popular as it is located in the northern part of Unum, which is considered by many as one of the haunted parts of Tekong. But that has not left it isolated, as the spring is well maintained along with a signboard and boardwalk.
5. There are no lions in Singapore.
Though Singapore is often referred to as the Lion City in Sanskrit there is no lion in this amazing lion city. Sang Nila Utama, a Srivijayan Prince from Palembang saw a creature which he felt was a lion and named the island Singapura. This is one of the 11 Amazing Facts about Singapore.
6. There is one more place in the world named Singapore.
This is a town sharing the same name of Singapore Yacht Club which is located at the end of the town. People here refer to it as the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club.
7. Singaporeans walk faster than most on the earth.
This is amazing but true. Singaporeans walk the fastest on this planet as per research conducted by the British Council. On average, Singaporeans can walk a distance of 6.15km in an hour which means 18 meters in 10.55 seconds. This is the speed at which the bumblebees fly. This is why Singaporeans are called busy bees.
8. The location of SMU was earlier an Indian convict’s prison who was into construction works of colonial Singapore.
Many Indian convicts were shifted from India and Hong Kong to Singapore in the 19th century. Due to the growing crowd of convicts, a prison was built at Bras Basah for them. It was also named Lau Kah Ku Keng Khau, where they were trained in construction work skills like masonry, painting, blacksmithing, carpentering, and much more. St. Andrew’s Cathedral was also built on such convict labor. You can see a tree planted by one of the prisoners that still stands strong at the University.
9. Singapore is one of the few countries that have dedicated Tintin shop.
Many places in this world have authorized resellers, but the official dedicated Tintin shops are available only in five countries namely Japan, Belgium, Spain, the UK, and Singapore.
10. Singapore has the biggest Yakult bottles in Southeast Asia.
Do you know your favorite Yakult bottles come in big sizes to fulfill your childhood cravings? The Yakult bottles in Singapore are probably the biggest all over the world and it comes at an expense too. This is also one of the 11 Amazing Facts about Singapore. But no harm in paying a premium for owning a bigger Yakult bottle.
11. Singapore has a ‘Hug-Me’ Coca-Cola machine in the NUS.
Looking for some cool hug? The National University of Singapore has a ‘Hug Me’ Coca-Cola dispensing machine. This machine dispenses a bottle of Coke when the person hugs the machine with its arms around the machine. Of course, you cannot buy love but at least some Coke to quench your thirst. This is one of the 11 Amazing Facts about Singapore.
Singapore is a beautiful country attracting thousands of tourists each year due to its attractions. This country continues to amaze you each time you visit this place no matter whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned visitor. These are the 11 Amazing Facts about Singapores that will bring to this country again and again.