Sin­ga­pore by Num­bers

Quirky facts about the place

Expat Living (Singapore) - - Singapore Hacks -

The num­ber of con­do­mini­ums in Sin­ga­pore with a light­house on their roof. La­goon View condo on Ma­rine Pa­rade is topped by a fully func­tion­ing light­house that can be seen 40km away.

Sin­ga­pore’s rank among the world’s busiest ports for ship­ping ton­nage – sec­ond be­hind Shang­hai, China.

The num­ber of sur­viv­ing city-states in the world. Sin­ga­pore is one of them; Vat­i­can City and Monaco are the oth­ers.

The num­ber of of­fi­cial lan­guages in Sin­ga­pore: English, Malay, Man­darin and Tamil.

Num­ber of white stars on the Sin­ga­pore flag. They rep­re­sent the ideals of democ­racy, peace, progress, jus­tice and equal­ity.

The num­ber of suc­ces­sive years that Changi Air­port has taken top spot in the World Air­port Awards.

The age, in years, of Sin­ga­porean stu­dent Ai­nan Ce­leste Caw­ley when he be­came the youngest per­son in the world to pass O-level Chem­istry

The ap­prox­i­mate per­cent­age of Sin­ga­pore res­i­dents of In­dian de­scent; 74 per­cent are of Chi­nese de­scent, and 13 per­cent Malay.

The length, in kilo­me­tres, of the Kal­lang River, Sin­ga­pore’s long­est river.

The date in Fe­bru­ary 1942 when a Bri­tish force of 60,000 troops sur­ren­dered to Ja­pan fol­low­ing the Bat­tle of Sin­ga­pore.

Per­cent­age of the pop­u­la­tion (one in ev­ery six peo­ple) with as­sets worth $1 mil­lion or more – the high­est in the world.

The ap­prox­i­mate per­cent­age of Sin­ga­pore­ans who prac­tice Bud­dhism. Around 18 per­cent prac­tice Chris­tian­ity.

The to­tal num­ber of is­lands that make up Sin­ga­pore, in­clud­ing the main is­land (Pu­lau Ujong).

The dis­tance, in kilo­me­tres, that Sin­ga­pore is from the Equa­tor.

The height, in me­tres, of Sin­ga­pore’s tallest peak, Bukit Timah Hill. The sec­ond­tallest is Mt Ser­apong

on Sen­tosa (85m).

The num­ber of coun­tries that Sin­ga­pore res­i­dents have visa-free ac­cess to – the high­est in the world

Sin­ga­pore’s to­tal land area, in square kilo­me­tres. Back in the 1960s, the area was 581 square kilo­me­tres.

The year when the first Sin­ga­pore Sling was served at the Long Bar of Raf­fles Ho­tel.

The ap­prox­i­mate num­ber of times a driver changes gears over the course of Sin­ga­pore’s night-time For­mula 1 Cham­pi­onship race.

The ap­prox­i­mate num­ber of ve­hi­cles us­ing the Jo­hor-sin­ga­pore cause­way each day.

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