Other Interesting Facts
- Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands. Most of these islands are uninhabited.
- Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometres. The USA is about 15,000 times bigger.
- Symbolism of the National Flag: Red symbolises universal brotherhood and equality of man while white signifies purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the rise and the five stars signify the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
- The national flower of Singapore, Vanda Miss Joaquim, was first discovered in 1893 by Agnes Joaquim, an Armenian. The orchid is a natural hybrid between V. teres and V. hookeriana.
- The flying fox, the world’s largest bat with a wingspan of up to 1.5 metres, can be found on Pulau Ubin, one of the islands off mainland Singapore.
- The world’s highest man-made waterfall, standing at 30 metres, is located at the Jurong BirdPark.
In Singapore they have many celebrations. Some of them are Mother’s day, World Environment day, Dragon boat festival, Father’s Day, Singapore Triathlon, youth day, Hari Raya Puasa, Singapore National Day, Teacher’s day, Singapore f1 grand prix, children’s Day, Hari Raya Haji, Halloween, Deepavali, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve