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7 Fun Facts You Never Knew About Singapore - For an unforgettable experience!

Singapore is a very popular tourist destination where many tourists opt to spend their vacation in. Having said that, there is an interesting side to Singapore that often gets overlooked. Check if you knew any of these fun facts about Singapore.

1

63 islands

Many people are often misinformed. They think that Singapore is just one large island. That is, in fact, not true, and Singapore is made out of 63 islands, and 62 of them sits surrounding the mainland. The biggest of the offshore ones is the Sentosa, which is a popular tourist attraction. And besides, make sure to book hotels in Singapore close to these attractions. For instance, you can look into properties like Pan Pacific Singapore.

2

The night zoo

Well, did you know the country's night safari is actually the first night zoo in the world? It provides an experience involving all the nocturnal animals. This thirty five-hectare zoo was opened back in 1994, and features more than one thousand animals!

3

Artificial waterfalls

Singapore is well known for the epic man-made artificial waterfalls it displays. The Wildlife Reserves Singapore has stated that the first artificial waterfall was actually built back in the year 1971 at the Jurong Bird Park. It has a height of about thirty meters and is still the tallest waterfall inside an aviary till today! Indoor waterfalls are also featured at the Changi Airport, Gardens by the Bay, Cloud Forest and in many other places.

4

The F1 night race

The Singapore Grand Prix weekend is one popular event. The F1 race was first hosted in the country in the year 2008 and is the pioneer of the F1 night race. Marina Bay Street circuit is lit with flooding bright lights making it an absolute spectacle! The circuit also has about 23 corners which are recorded to be the highest in a circuit than in any other race.

5

Green city

Singapore is not just a green city, but the greenest in the world. If you thought Singapore was all about towering skyscrapers and an incredible skyline, well then this might come off as a surprise to you. There is a whole other side to Singapore that involves lush green spaces. The many gardens and parks in Singapore are truly exquisite!

6

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is listed in the UNESCO WORLD Heritage sites. The gardens have a history that spans over one hundred and fifty years and was founded in the year 1859. There are so many places to explore here, and the National Orchid Garden needs no introduction, and is home over two hundred hybrid orchids!

7

Cultural diversity

Singapore is a multicultural city that hosts communities of different ethnicities. There are neighbourhoods you can explore that will give you a taste of their culture. If you're a culture buff, you will find these places thoroughly entertaining. Some places you can check out include Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam. These neighbourhoods also offer some of the most delicious food!

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