Many of us know Singapore as a fast-growing island and that it has several attractions worth visiting. But there are many other simply interesting facts that most of us do not know about this destination, these quirky facts are funny and are sometimes well worth being known!
The national icon is a mythical creature
If you get to stay at a City Hall hotel in Singapore during your tour there, you will definitely pass a lot of statues that take the shape of a standing lion. But if you observe carefully, you will see it’s a half lion- half fish and they call it a ‘Merlion’. That’s their national icon and that has a meaning too.
It’s an economic miracle
Singapore is still a young country, but it has the 5th largest GDP per capita in the world. The tourism sector of the country plays a great role in its economy and with grand players such as Grand Park City Hall and many more, the sector is getting better day by day.
You find lots of green here
People say it is an artificial city full of concrete, but little they do know that it has one of the highest percentages of green spaces in the world.
All traditions are equally celebrated
In Singapore, you find your freedom of worship as every tradition and religion is equally treated. Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Wesak and Eid al-Fitr are some of the festivals they celebrate, and you now know how equality becomes a thing here.