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5 Fun Facts You Never Knew about Singapore - The more you know the better!

Featuring one of the world’s most bustling city centres and breathtaking skylines, there’s always more left to discover in Singapore with each visit. Here is a list of some exciting fun facts that you probably didn’t know of about Singapore.


Singapore isn’t one island, but 63 in total

An astounding titbit that you might have not heard before is that the land area of Singapore includes an amazing 62 different offshore islands which all surround the main one. Some of these include Pulau Ubin, Sister’s Islands, St John’s Island and even Sentosa which is the largest next to the main one. If you’re looking for Hotels in Chinatown Singapore for accommodation whilst exploring this list, you’ll come across many excellent options like PARKROYAL on Pickering Singapore for example.


Features the first night zoo in the world

With a thrilling nocturnal experience second to none in the city, Singapore’s Night Safari is the very first of its kind in the entire world. Featuring an impressive number of over a thousand different animals living in their naturalistic night-time setting, this gigantic 35-hectare park was unveiled back in 1994. The 40-minute tram ride offered here, allows visitors to explore and overview the entirety of the parks major attractions.


Home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Receiving this incredible title in the year 2015, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is no new attraction. Its history goes back to over 150 years, having been founded in the year 1859. The National Orchid Garden housed here is one of its biggest and most popular features with an astonishing number of over a thousand varieties of different orchid species. More than 200 hybrid varieties of which have been named after foreign dignitaries who have visited the garden like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Nelson Mandela amongst celebrities like Jackie Chan, Bae Yong Jun and Zhou Xun as well.


A haven of man-made waterfalls

Wildlife Reserves Singapore states that the first man-made waterfall was built in the year 1971 and is located at Jurong Bird Park. With a 30-metre-high drop, it is to date the tallest in an aviary. Cloud Forest in Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is also home to the tallest indoor waterfall in the world with an impressive height of 35 metres. Acting as the conservatory’s centrepiece, it was designed with the intention of housing various plant life.


Pioneer of the first F1 night race

Grand Prix Season Singapore, held every year since its inception in 2008, boasts a variety of concerts as well as entertainment and racing activities. Its flagship event, the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix is etched in history as the first-ever Formula 1 night race in the world. The Marina Bay Street Circuit, which has remained unchanged for the most part, features 23 corners in total, more so than any other circuit that can be found on the Formula 1 race calendar.

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