Sunday, 15 February 2015

Singapore: Lion City or Garden City

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator. The country's territory consists of the diamond-shaped main island, commonly referred to as Singapore Island in English and Pulau Ujong in Malay, and more than 60 significantly smaller islets.Singapore is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the north, and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to the south. The country is highly urbanised, and little of the original vegetation remains. The country's territory has consistently expanded through land reclamation. The Currency is Singapore dollar (SGD).

Some interesting facts are:
1. You can find the national anthem in microtext on the back of the $1000 note.

2. Singapore has the biggest Yakult bottles in Southeast Asia.

3. There were no lions in this Lion City.

4. Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometres. The USA is about 15,000 times bigger.

5. The Merlion, a half-fish, half-lion beast, is a fitting symbol of Singapore. The “Singa” or lion represents the animal that a Sumatran prince saw which resembled a lion, and the fish is a tribute to Singapore’s history as “Temasek”, the ancient sea town.
6. The flying fox, the world’s largest bat with a wingspan of up to 1.5 metres, can be found on Pulau Ubin, one of the islands off mainland Singapore.

7. The world’s first night zoo, The Night Safari, is located in Singapore.

8. The world’s highest man-made waterfall, standing at 30 metres, is located at the Jurong BirdPark.

9. The largest fountain in the world is located in Singapore at Suntec City. Made of cast bronze, it cost an estimated US$6 million to build in 1997.

10. The highest grossing movie of all time in Singapore is Titanic, raking in S$6.65 million in 1997.

11. More Singaporeans are born in the month of October than any other month of the year.

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