Singapore is a land of many interesting things. Hidden behind its veil of modernity and fast-paced life, is a whole new world of culture and exotic experiences. What you do know about Singapore may be limited to its special cuisine, glitzy skyline, and unusual customs. But there is more than meets the eye on this tiny island republic.
We present to you interesting facts about Singapore that you might have never heard before.
-The national flower of Singapore, Vanda Miss Joaquim, was discovered by an Armenian. It is a type of orchid.
-Singapore is home to the flying fox, the world’s largest bat with a wingspan of up to 1.5 metres.
-The world’s first night zoo is located in Singapore. This exciting place is called The Night Safari, and is an absolute must-visit destination.
-Singapore bore witness to a bizarre world domino topple record – 303,621 men. Another record was set in this country, for the number of people participating in line dancing with a total of 11, 967 people participating.
-Studies show that more Singaporeans are born in the month of October than any other month of the year.
-Russell Lee, a pseudonym for a team of ghost-writers, is the best-selling local author in Singapore. His eleven volumes of ghost stories have sold more than 600,000 copies to date.
-Singapore houses the largest fountain in the world, called the Fountain of Wealth. Located at Suntec City, the fountain is made of bronze and is estimated to have cost US$6 million to build.
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