10 Fun Facts about Singapore

Though Singapore is a small city yet it has a vast heritage to show. Discover Singapore and know why it has become one of most famous city in the World.


Singapore, also known as the City in a Garden, really is a far cry from any ordinary city. Mainly known for it’sshopping malls, celebrity chef restaurants and exceptional attractions such as the Marina Bay Sands or Gardens by the Bay, there are also countless temples, serene parks and an outstanding array of fauna and flora.

And, there are a few fun pieces of trivia that you wouldn’t find out about unless you dug deeper. We, the local experts at My Destination Singapore, are happy to share what we have found out from out various different sources. So, sit back and enjoy…

Singapore has 4 official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil and a rich history and culture that comes with the many different ethnicities living here.

The City in a Garden

Singapore’s land size was 581,5 km in the 1960’s and has since grown to an impressive 710km. That’s an increase of 22%. Through land filling, the city-state has plans to grow by another 100 km until 2030, nearly doubling the former size of the island. One example of how land filling was used to create new space is theMarina Bay.

Marina Bay

Singapore was originally known as Temasek, meaning ‘sea town’ in Javanese. Later, in 1299, an Indonesia King who visited the island and mistook an unknown creature for a lion named it Singapura, which is Sanskrit for Lion City. Yet, it is known that there were never lions …



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