Singapore Facts

Interesting Facts about Singapore

1. Interesting Fact: Singapore measures just 41.8km by 22.5km and is home to nearly 5 million people – making it the second most densely populated country in the world, after Monaco.

2. Fun Fact: The National Orchid Garden houses the largest display of tropical orchids in the world, with over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids.

3. Random Fact: The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve contains more tree species in one hectare than in the whole of North America.

4. Interesting Fact: Singapore has four official languages (English, Mandarin, Tamil and Malay) and four official religions (Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity).

5. Historical Fact: Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore first stepped ashore on 29th January 1819.

6. Fun Fact: More than 600 financial institutions operate in Singapore, and it is home to South East Asia's largest stock market, and the World's fifth largest foreign exchange centre.

7. Random Fact: Changi Airport received a total of 37.2 million passengers in 2009.

8. Weird Fact: Singapore is a very flat country – the highest point, Bukit Timah hill, peaks at just 163.63m.

9. Fun Fact: At 165m, the Singapore Flyer is the world's highest observation wheel, and is the height of 31 male giraffes stacked on top of one another.

10. Random Fact: The maximum height for buildings, as set by the Civil Aviation Authority, is 280m – only three buildings reach this height: the OUB Centre, the Republic Plaza and the UOB Plaza.

11. Historical Fact: Singapore was the focus of the greatest defeat in British military history, when General Percival surrendered to the Japanese on 15th February 1942. After 3 years of occupation, the Japanese surrendered on 12th September 1945.

12. Weird Fact: The Jurong Bird Park is home to the world's highest man-made waterfall (and over 8,000 birds).

Things to See in Singapore

  • Little India
  • Chinatown
  • Night Safari
  • Clarke Quay
  • Singapore Flyer
  • East Coast Park
  • Chijmes
  • Holland Village
  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Changi Airport
  • Downtown

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