15 Amazing Facts about Singapore
- Singapore is the least corrupt in Asia and is considered to be the 5th least corrupt country worldwide.
- 7th of November in Singapore is celebrated as a tree planting day. It is a great celebration, and every single citizen of the country starting from Prime Minister plant trees on this day. People in Singapore sometimes even adopt trees and give them names.
- The Singaporean authorities prohibit to chew a gun in the street unless you can prove it is for medical purposes.
- Singapore has a limit on the height of its buildings- a fair 280 m. There are only three buildings in Singapore exactly 280 min length.
- You can not find skyscrapers in Singapore. The buildings in this small city-state should be lower than 280 meters.
- One of the must-visit places in Singapore is the Singaporean Zoo. It is a real tropical paradise with species from the northern to the southern tropics.
- In Singapore, children and plants are in the centre of attention. Singaporeans celebrate children's’ day twice a year. One for children under 12 years old, the other for teenagers.
- Singapore was once called Temasek before its current name, which meant the town of the sea.
- According to World Bank and IMF, Singapore is the 3rd in their GDP per capita list.
- The Changi Airport of Singapore is one of the best airports in the world.
- If you want to appear in an orchid paradise, leave for Singapore. It hosts the largest orchid garden in the world.
- Besides the main island, Singapore consists of 63 other small islands, though most of them are uninhabited.
- The symbol of Singapore is the Merlion, a half-fish, half-lion beast.
- The majority of Singaporeans are born in October than in any other month of the year.
- There are more species of trees in The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore than in the North American continent.
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