Singapore, one of the four city-states of the world, is a fascinating city where you don’t need to look so hard to discover the picturesque of the island, the daring of the past, or the creativity of the artistic community. The Singapore city soul is alive, healthy and unique. Singapore is one of the most enjoyable cities in Southeast Asia. If I had to describe it in one word, that is „unique”.
Here are some interesting facts that you probably don’t know about this wonderful Asian city…
- Singapore is located to 136 km from the equator and it is a country with eternal summer.
- In Singapore the chewing gum is banned.
- The death penalty is practiced today too (the drug trafficking is one of the reasons).
- Here is the largest fountain in the world – Fountain of Wealth.
- There is a department that deals with periodic raids into the people’s homes, to check the water into the flower pots or if the water from the flower vases is clean. Do not worry. These raids have a reason, and this reason has a name: the mosquitoes. All these are to prevent the occurrence of mosquitoes.
- Singapore is a beautiful and green city, full of flowers, palm trees and giant trees. It rains very often and everything grows and blooms quickly. The good news is that 15 minutes after a downpour, everything is dry.
- It’s a place where sometimes you think you’re in a novel of Orwell, with cameras everywhere, including the streets, with everything automated and tidy. You are not free to do whatever you want either into the jungle: there are panels that indicate you the fines of thousands of dollars for those who feed monkeys. But all this strictness made from Singapore one of the cleanest and safest countries in the world.
- Singapore Changi Airport was declared in 2006, the best airport in the world.
- Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only botanical garden in the world open from 5 am until midnight every day of the year.