It doesn’t matter if you’ve stayed in Singapore for 10 years or all your life, it is literally next to impossible to know everything about one place. We all are well aware with Singapore’s breathtaking skyline and busy city life but there are so many more things left to explore here.
So here are 9 facts about this gorgeous place which you probably never knew!
Fastest Walking Speed in the World. Damn!!
According to British Council, Singaporeans have the fastest walk in the world. They walk at an average of 18 meters in 10.55 seconds. That’s how fast bumblebees fly. Yup! That’s right. These guys walk really really fast.
It is a City of not just 1 Island but 63!!
Many of you might not know that Singapore is not just about that one, main island. It consists of 62 other small islands too. The more, the merrier? *Yass!!* Some of those 62 islands include Sentosa, St. John’s, Sister’s Island and many more!
World’s 1st Night Zoo!
Singapore is the home to world’s first night zoo giving it’s visitors an out of the world nocturnal experience like never before. This place is popularly known for its night safari. There are nearly 1,000 animals in their naturalistic nighttime.
The $1000 Bill has the National Anthem in Micro-text!
It is really difficult to get you hands on $1000 bill but if you do, flip it over and see if you can spot the lyrics to the national anthem! Cool, isn’t it?
It is one of three Surviving City-States in the World
Yeah! Singapore doesn’t have a capital. There are 2 more such places in the world apart from Singapore- Monaco and the Vatican City. It’s weird to think that these places don’t have a capital!
Singapore has a ‘Hug Me’ Coca Cola Machine!
There is a ‘Hug Me’ Coca Cola machine in the University of Singapore which dispenses a bottle of a coke each time you hug it. Isn’t it just adorable? *Aww*
Singapore has Changed its Time Zone for 6 Times!
For 36 years, Singapore was 7.5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). In 1982, the Singapore Standard Time was redefined to be 8 hours ahead of GMT. The story behind it is that East Malaysia was GMT +8.00 but West Malaysia was GMT +7.50. Malaysia decided to standardize their timing but it’d be awkward for Singapore to be the only one who’s 7.5 hours ahead of GMT. So, they changed it.
Longest Human Domino Chain with the Length of 4.2 kms.
Singapore set a record in the Guinness book record for the longest human domino chain. It was formed by 9,234 students, it measured 4.2 km. Just imagine the sight of it. *WOW*
National Language is ‘Malay’ and not English
Singapore’s national language is ‘Malay’ and not English. There are 3 official languages- Malay, Tamil, English and Chinese.
Yeah. Every place has some hidden facts. Stay tuned for more fact about other places in the world! 😀