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Amazing Things You Never Knew About Singapore – Explore More!

Singapore the quintessential holiday destination is known for its allures of shopping and dining with a melting pot of ethnicities to explore. But there is more of course to the fabulous country. Listed in this article are amazing things you never knew about Singapore!


Singapore Is More Than One Island

Singapore is an island country, we all know that! But did you know that the country is, in fact, a mini-archipelago of over 60 off-shore islands which frame the mainland. Amongst these little masses of land, Sentosa Island is the largest, with other popular options to visit including Sisters Islands, Pulau Ubin and St. John's Island. For the most fun in the sun, choose hotels in Serangoon Road Singapore, giving you easy access to the waterfront; some of the best like Park Hotel Farrer Park is less than half an hour from Sentosa Island.


The Country Has A Night Zoo

The very first night zoo to open anywhere in the world is located in Singapore. Opened way back in 1994, the precinct made up of 35 hectares is home to over 1000 animals living in recreations of their natural habitat. The night safaris across the zoo are very entertaining, as you get to observe the habits of the nocturnal animals located there. A 40 minute ride via tram, takes you past the entire zoo with an exciting souvenir shop located at the exit for taking back some lovely mementos.


Singapore Is Home To The World's First Manmade Waterfall

Visit the Jurong Bird Park and you will come across the world's first manmade waterfall; cascading from a height of 30 metres, this fall remains the only one in the world to be located within an aviary. The country also holds the title of being the venue of the first of the world's tallest manmade waterfalls which is 35 metres high and located at the Cloud Forest of Gardens By the Bay. The conservatory is not only home to the huge waterfall but boasts a fine collection of foliage from highlands in the tropics. Currently, the tallest waterfall in the world is the one located at Jewel Changi Airport. Cascading from a dome of steel and glass this 40 metre waterfall is a spectacle you should not miss.


Singaporeans Often Speak 'Singlish'

You might be perplexed by the English that's spoken in Singapore; often sentences will end with a 'lah' a 'chope' or even a 'leh'. These are slang terms which integrate languages of the several ethnicities that make up Singapore's population and is now a staple form of 'English' spoken in the country.

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