Interesting Facts about Singapore
December 14, 2009 | In: Countries facts
The English language name Singapore comes from Malay Singapura, “Lion-city”.
Singapore is made up of one main island and 63 other tiny islands. Most of the islands of the country are uninhabited.
It is among the 20 smallest countries in the world.
There are 4 official languages in Singapore – Malay,Chinese (Mandarin), Tamil and English.
The world’s first night zoo, The Night Safari, is located in Singapore.
The highest natural point in Singapore is Bukit Timah Hill, which is only 164 meters high .
The 30-meter high waterfall at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore, is the world’s highest man-made waterfall.
Most Singaporeans are born in the month of October.
The population of Singapore including non-residents is approximately 4.99 million. About 7.8 million tourists visited Singapore in 2006.
There are approximately 30,000 registered hotel rooms available in Singapore, and average occupancy is around 85%.