Singapore has its share of high rises, museums and fast-moving traffic. Being a tourist destination, one might be forgiven for thinking that the city is a fully developed, sprawling metropolis. However, the fact remains that Singapore is still blessedly green and vibrant clad by nature. 50% off the city of Singapore is mostly forests, gardens, lawns and woods, which offer a much-needed breath of fresh air to the crowded city.
- The 164-meter tall Bukit Timah Hill is Singapore’s highest natural point, offering lovely views of the city all around. There are more tree species on this hill than there are in the entire North American continent.
- Singapore has 4 wooded natural reserves, 17 water reservoirs and more than 1.3 million trees.
- Singapore’s national anthem is printed in tiny characters on the back of the $1000 note.
- Singapore does not have a capital city, as it is a city and a state on its own. Singapore stands alongside the Vatican City and Monaco in this regard.
- Singapore is a collection of one large island plus 63 small uninhabited islands.
- Singapore’s government has banned chewing gum except for medical uses.
- Singapore imports fresh water and sand from Malaysia.
- Singaporeans race toy ducks on the Singapore River during the Great Singapore Duck Race every year, to raise money for charity.
- The world’s tallest waterfall (35 meters) is located in the Gardens by the Bay.