Spotlight on Singapore: Get to Know this Fine City

Merlion in SingaporeOver the past few years, Singapore has steadily become a popular tourist destination. In 2017, it was the 2nd most visited destination in the Asia-Pacific region.

The city state offers myriad attractions and activities that cater to locals, weekend vacationers, tourists and seasoned travellers. It’s no wonder, then, that it’s as popular as it is. Also contributing to the influx of tourists are online booking sites such as One Faber Group.

Why not discover more about this Fine City?

Beyond Fines

To non-locals, Singapore is often known as the “Fine City” for imposing strict rules with hefty fines for violators. However, Singapore isn’t just about banned chewing gum and strict public loo-flushing laws. It’s also a foodie’s paradise and a haven for plant lovers. Here are a few more interesting bits about the city that you may not have known.

  1. Singapore is one of three city-states in the world. The other two are Monaco and Vatican City.
  2. If you’re a time-traveller, then the Singaporean time zone might confuse you. Since 1905, the city-state has changed time zones a total of six times!
  3. Singapore is relatively young. It celebrated its 50th year of independence in 2015.
  4. If you happen to have a 1000 Singaporean dollar note with you, whip out a magnifying glass and look closely at the note. The lyrics of the national anthem are there in microprint.
  5. The best airport in the world can be found in Singapore. Changi Airport has earned that distinction a total of nine times, six of which were consecutive wins.
  6. No one walks faster than Singaporeans. They walk an average of 18 metres in 10.55 seconds.
  7. The best way to get stunning views of Singapore is by riding the 165-metre Singapore Flyer.
  8. Their dedication to flushing is not immortalised through flushing laws alone. In 2001, Jack Sim founded the World Toilet Organisation with the goal of providing sanitation to less developed areas.
  9. Fancy some seafood? Why not try Singapore’s unofficial dish, chilli crab!
  10. There are many reasons to love Singapore but one of the best has to be the immediate availability of public services. Because of strict performance targets, service at places like the airport and train station is always quick and punctual.

There’s more to Singapore than meets the eye. It might be time to hop on a plane and find out more about it for yourself.

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