10 Fascinating Facts About Singapore!

When it comes to Singapore, we very well know it is a destination famous for its shopping, sightseeing, cuisine, picturesque island and beaches. However, there’s a lot more to Singapore than its beaches and nightlife.

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Read on to discover some facts that you probably weren’t aware of –

 

  • The ‘Republic of Singapore’ is the official name of Singapore, whilst ‘Singapore City’ forms the capital!

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  • We’re all aware of the famous Merlion dispersing water from its mouth; as a matter of fact, the largest fountain of the world is located at Suntec City in Singapore!

 

  • With a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometers, Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world.

 

  • Singaporean’s love their cell phones with every 8 in 10 people owning one! In fact, telecom companies claim to issue a massive 30,000 to 40,000 new number subscriptions every month.

 

  • The flying fox, the world’s largest bat (not the adventure-cable ride!) can be found on island Pulau Ubin.

 

  • The main religions of Singapore are Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Taoism and Hinduism, while English is the official working as well as the most widely spoken language of Singapore.

 

  • ‘The Night Safari’, the first night zoo in the whole world started in Singapore.

 

  • The most common Chinese surnames in Singapore are Tan, Lim and Lee.

 

  • Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands, most of which are uninhabited.

 

  • The ‘Titanic’ is the highest grossing movie of all time in Singapore raking in S$6.65 million in 1997!