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Random Facts About Singapore

Singapore is known for many things. Singlish and chicken rice included. But that’s all common knowledge, today we’re sharing some of the more obscure facts about the city state! From Taxi booking to deserted islands, this article has it all!  Toilets  Cleanliness is taken very seriously in Singapore. You can be fined up to $500 for not flushing the toilet or dropping your gum in public. Singapore is also the home to the world toilet organization!  Trees  Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has more species of trees then the entirety of North America! Singapore is well known for being a highly green rural area, with over half of the city states area being covered in trees!

Time zone

Singapore is in the wrong timezone. Originally it was GMT + 7.30. But when Malaysia decided to move to GMT +8, Singapore went along for the ride. Now everyone is 30 minutes early for their Taxi booking!
Commonwealth

Singapore is still a commonwealth nation. This means that locals can run for British parliament and to be an MP for a British constituency. Locals can also vote in English elections!
Islands

Commonly thought to just be one island city state, Singapore is actually made up of 63 islands. Be careful when traveling to these islands as most of them are deserted or military bases!
Vinyl

A Singaporean man holds the record for the most vinyl records smashed in 30 seconds. The chap is a martial arts expert and pulled off the feat on live tv!
Teeth

Singapore also holds the record for the longest tooth ever discovered. Coming in at a whopping 3.2 CM!
City state

Singapore is one of the three remaining city states left in the world. In previous history, city states were very common but ever since the world wars, they have been joining nations. The remaining three are Singapore, Vatican City and Monaco.