Singapore is a fascinating nation in many ways and have many interesting facts about Singapore: in just 50 years this nation-city went from being an English colony to one of the most prosperous nations in the world. Its low crime rates, its search for a harmonious development with nature and its multicultural population are examples for many countries, but it also has many peculiarities. Here is a count of 15 interesting facts about Singapore.
Interesting facts about Singapore
- No entry with chewing gum; weapons maybe. In Singapore it is forbidden to chew gum and although many say that it is forbidden to throw it in improper places, the reality is that the country is not sold and before entering you are given a fact sheet indicating that chewing gum is not allowed to the nation. The objective of the prohibition, which for some is excessive, is to avoid dirtying the streets. It is also totally forbidden to enter any object of a sexual nature, such as toys, videos or magazines; but weapons can enter under certain regulations.
- Singapore Sling. More than 100 years ago, when Singapore was a colony and it was not well seen that women consumed alcohol in public, someone came up with the idea of creating a drink that looked like fruit juice but had a certain amount of alcohol. This is how the Singapore Sling emerged in 1915, which today is the flagship cocktail of the Asian country. The typical place to drink it is in the Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel, the place where he was born in 1915.
- Singapore for free. Singapore is expensive, very expensive; in fact it is considered the most expensive city in the world to live. In spite of that there are many free activities for visitors, such as the daily light show at Marina Bay, the one at the Jardines de la Bahía or the many public parks.
- The Asian country is a global example of fusion of cultures and three of its most emblematic neighborhoods prove it. In China Town the Chinese population of the country is concentrated, Buddhist temples, markets and a lot of cheap food are some of the things that can be found in this neighborhood; Hindu temples and smell of spices is something that can be found in Little India; while if you come across the King’s Mosque it is because you are in the Muslim quarter.
- Many fines. Singapore is known as “The fine country” and is due not only to the good functioning of the country, but also to the many fines that exist in the country: not to pull the handle of the toilet, to smoke in the streets, to transport durian by public transport (a typical fruit with a strong smell) are causes of fines.
- In Singapore the ice cream is eaten with bread, not in waffle . As rare as it sounds to literally make an ice cream sandwich, in this city they are very popular and can be obtained for less than 1 euro or 17 Mexican pesos.
- Singapore has the largest infinity pool in the world. The pool is located in one of its most famous hotels, the Marina Bay Sands and to access it you have to be a guest.
- Singapore is the only Universal Studios in Asia. The amusement park is located in Sentosa, an island of 5 km that concentrates many of the leisure offers such as beaches, museums, casino, restaurants and hotels.
- With only 710 square kilometers, Singapore is one city and one country at a time. The only way to continue growing has been through expansion projects where they gain space to the sea, in the last 50 years the country has increased its surface area by 20%.
- Nature and technology. In the territory reclaimed from the sea, there are Gardens by the Bay or Jardines de la Bahía, a 54-hectare park that is a must visit to the city. It has different areas, some for a fee, but the open areas can be visited free of charge and night shows of light and music are held every night.
- Purchases, purchases and purchases. It is said that in Singapore the national sport is shopping and its many kilometers dedicated to stores prove it. The shopping area of excellence is Orchard Road, an avenue of more than 2 kilometers that concentrates more than 20 shopping centers with stores that range from the most luxurious to accessible brands. But beyond Orchard Road it is impossible not to run into any shopping center in Singapore, even if you are just looking for the entrance to the Metro.
- It is one of the safest countries in the world , although you rarely see a policeman, but this is due to the fact that many of them wear civilian clothes and also that signs are used to ask for citizen support to prevent crime and crimes. infractions You can find signs in the subway where they ask that if you see something wrong send the photo by WhatsApp to the police, notices about a crime that occurred or request of witnesses.
- The country has a collection of more than 3 thousand orchids in its National Orchid Garden, among these are some hybrids created in its laboratory that have been dedicated to famous people such as Princess Diana.
- Singapore’s multiculturalism is reflected in its four official languages - English, Chinese (Mandarin), Malay and Tamil – and its religious diversity.
- Singapore has the best airport in the world: restaurants, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, rest areas, gardens, cinema and free tours to the city for those in scale. For something this airport has won more than 490 awards, so if you are one of the 50 million people who pass by there every year do not hesitate to approach in an information center to see everything that can be done.