Singapore is well known for its tourist places, and enchanting beauty. But there are certain facts about the so called “Lion City” that will make you go WOW! Let’s take a look at those mind-blowing facts.
A “Lion City” with no lions.
Well, strange huh? But you heard that right. Singapore is hailed as the Lion City where you won’t be able to spot a single lion. Why? Because there are none. Sang Nila Utama, a Srivijayan Prince from Palembang was once wandering around Singapore and saw a creature he thought was a lion and named the island Singapura which means Lion City in Sanskrit. But truth be told, there were no lions ever in Singapore and the prince might have seen a tiger or something, who knows.
Singapore is both a country and a state, but with no capital.
A city-state with no capital. Ain’t that different? And there’s only three city-states in the world – Monaco, the Vatican City and Singapore! Now, that’s a pretty interesting fact to know before visiting this gem of a place.
Singapore has a total of 63 islands.
You might not know it but Singapore’s land area includes as many as 62 offshore islands that surround the main island. Now, choose your favourite island and camp out.
City of man-made waterfalls.
According to the Wildlife Reserves Singapore, the first man-made waterfall was built at Jurong Bird Park in 1971. Well, that’s not it about waterfalls. Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay is the tallest indoor waterfall (35 metres) in the world.
World Toilet Organisation was founded in Singapore.
Toilet cleanliness is one of those important things in the daily life of a singaporean. In fact, you can get fined up to $500 for not flushing after you using the public toilets in Singapore.
There’s a handful of other interesting facts as well about the Lion City, but what’s the thrill of knowing everything about a city before visiting?! Go visit the place and dig the facts. Air India Express connects Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi, Madurai and Delhi to Singapore. Book your tickets online and choose the seat of your choice now through www.airindiaexpress.in