15 things you probably did not want to know about Singapore…….

 

Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world; with a total land area of only 430 square miles, about the same size as Hertfordshire.

It is also the second most densely populated country in the world, just behind Monaco, with 6,430 people squished in per square mile.

While flushing a public toilet is common courtesy. In Singapore there is a specific law relating to it. If you are caught leaving without flushing the toilet, you will be fined $150.

Singlish, a Singaporean patois mixing English with the odd phrase of Chinese, Malay and even Tamil, has two entries – lah and sinseh – in the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary

The largest fountain in the world is located in Singapore at  Suntec City. Made of cast bronze, it cost an estimated US$6 million to build in 1997

The world domino topple record (303,621) was set in Singapore on 18th August 2003

The most common Chinese surnames in Singapore are Tan, Lim and Lee

Singapore born Annabell Chong took part in The World’s Biggest Gang Bang, having sex with 251 men over the course of 10 hours.

In Singapore, some lifts in public housing buildings come equipped with urine detection devices that when detecting any pee sets off an alarm and shuts the doors until the police arrive.

A staggering 8 out of 10 Singaporeans own mobile phones. Telecom companies issue 30000 new numbers per month.

Wandering around your house nude with the curtains open will land you a fine of $2,000, imprisonment for three months, or both. Both being nude in public and being nude in a private place where there is a chance that you can become exposed to the public are considered public nuisances

It appears that more Singaporeans are born in October, than any other month of the year

Despite being heavily urbanised, Singapore is the largest exporter of ornamental fish in the world, providing 25% of the market

You can get a jail sentence or a fine of 10000$  for connecting someone else’s WiFi without their permission

  1. Singapore is the only country on earth whose citizens don’t need a Visa to enter North Korea.

 

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