We bet you didn’t know these 6 facts about Singapore
One of the best study destinations in the world and also a leader in business and technology, Singapore has always attracted the global attention through its excellent administration and governance. However, there are many facts about the country which are not generally known. We bring to you 6 of such highly intriguing and amazing facts.
- 15,000 Singapores= 1 America
Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world. It has a total area of just 719 square kilometres and consists of 63 islands. It is so small that it will take 15,000 Singapores to make 1 America.
- Small place, more people
Apart from being one of the smallest countries in the world, Singapore is also one of the most densely populated countries in the world. In fact, it comes just next to Monaco in terms of density in the entire world with 643 people residing in its every square kilometre.
- The world’s first night zoo
Singapore is famous for having the world’s first night zoo which was built in 1994. The zoo has more than 1000 animals of nearly 120 different species.
- The ‘fast’ life
Funny as it may sound; a BBC study found out that people in Singapore are the fastest walkers in the world. They cover an area of 0.02 kilometres (60 feet) in just 10.55 seconds. Now, that’s literally living life in the fast lane.
- The heavy fines
There is a reason why Singapore is so well maintained and sparkling clean. The authorities charge heavy fines for any act of littering and spreading dirt. Fines for littering range to several hundreds of dollars.
- Chewing gum is banned
Chewing gum and its import is not allowed in Singapore unless it is for therapeutic value. (And you will need a medical prescription for that.)