25 interesting facts about Singapore

Singapore — one of the most highly developed countries in the world. It is unrealistically beautiful, very expensive and incredibly clean. The salaries here are high, but the prices are sometimes terrifying. And this despite the fact that Singapore is actually a city-state, which, thanks to skillful management, in a short time showed the world an economic miracle and turned from a fishing village into a metropolis of the future.

Interesting facts about Singapore

  1. The name of the country translates to «city of lions». What about — After all, Singapore really is a city.
  2. Here you can be fined for literally anything, from a cigarette butt thrown past the trash can to eating food on the street. And the amounts of fines, it should be noted, are impressive.
  3. Thanks to dedicated efforts, Singapore has become the only country with a hot and humid climate where it has been possible to almost completely get rid of mosquitoes and thus defeat malaria.
  4. The Republic of Singapore consists of 64 islands, most of which are uninhabited. The city itself is located on the largest of the islands.
  5. The area of ​​this country is 725.1 km².
  6. Almost 80% of the population of the country — ethnic Chinese.
  7. Most Singaporeans speak at least two languages ​​— Chinese and English.
  8. The temperature in these parts is 25-30 degrees all year round. At the same time, in public transport and in any establishments, air conditioners maintain a temperature of 20 degrees, which is why tourists get cold out of habit when entering a bus or cafe.
  9. Here, as many as four languages have official status — in addition to Chinese and English, this list includes Malay and Tamil. The Singapore anthem, by the way, is performed in Malay.
  10. The law forbids men in Singapore from wearing shorts.
  11. Everything here is equipped with air conditioning. They are even on some streets.
  12. More than 35 million people pass through the Singapore airport every year. And this despite the fact that the population of Singapore itself — about 4.5 million people.
  13. At the same time, up to a thousand different ships can stay in the port of Singapore, which makes it one of the largest in the world.
  14. More than 99% of the state’s area is monitored by video cameras.
  15. Corporal punishment is still provided for serious crimes under local laws. However, there is practically no criminal danger like robberies or thefts in Singapore.
  16. Approximately every thirtieth resident of Singapore — dollar millionaire.
  17. By the number of death sentences, this country occupies one of the first places in the world. Sellers and distributors of drugs are usually sentenced to this punishment here.
  18. Singapore buys all drinking water in neighboring Malaysia.
  19. In the list of countries with the healthiest residents, it occupies the top line.
  20. Average life expectancy in this country — 80 years old. Impressive.
  21. This country has no natural resources.
  22. In order to buy a car in Singapore, you must first pay 60 thousand Singapore dollars for a license issued for 10 years. Cars themselves cost a lot here too, gasoline is expensive, and almost all roads — paid. In general, owning a car in Singapore — rather ruinous pleasure.
  23. Despite the fact that Singapore is a metropolis, almost half of its entire area is covered with parks and green spaces.
  24. The largest fountain in the world, 28 meters high, is located here meters.
  25. The highest Ferris wheel in the world, 165 meters high, is also located here. From its top you can even see Malaysia and Indonesia.
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