Singapore by Numbers
Quirky facts about the place
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.