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Mind-Blowing Singapore Facts You Never Knew – You probably had no idea!

Here are a few facts for you to read on the modern city-state of Singapore!

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No lions

Despite being named ‘Singapura’ by a prince from Sumatra, named Sand Nila Utama after he thought he saw a lion on the island – there have never been lions in Singapore. Singapura means ‘lion city’ in Sanskrit, and the kingdom was founded in the 13th century.

One of the three city-states

The world has three city-states, Vatican City, Monaco, and Singapore. Singapore’s territory includes one main island and 63 smaller islets.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Did you know that Singapore boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site? The Singapore Botanic Gardens, which were founded in 1859 is one of the three gardens in the world to carry the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. The gardens can be reached pretty easily through hotels in Little India, Singapore, the likes of, PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road Singapore.

Time zones

Since the year 1905, Singapore has changed its time zone a whopping 6 times!

Fast-walkers

Did you know that according to research, Singaporeans have the fastest walking speed? They walk 18 metres in 10.55 seconds, exactly how fast bumblebees fly!

 

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+


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