Interesting Facts About Singapore
Yeah, so we are in Singapore, it's one of the megacities of the world battle in this article talk about Singapore. Singapore is a city-state and island country in Southeast Asia of southern Malaysia, it was founded as a British trading colony in 1819, and since independence in 1965, it has become one of the world's most prosperous and tax-friendly countries.
Singapore enjoys a tropical rainforest climate, with no distinctive seasons no wonder it lies just one degree north of the Equator the country is known for its transition from a developed one in a single generation under its founding father Lee Kuan Yew.
Today Singapore is one of Asian Tigers along with Hong Kong South Korea and Taiwan the city-state is home to 5.6 million residents there are four official languages English, Malay, Mandarin, Chinese, and Tamil most Singaporeans are English serves as the nation's lingual francs.
Singapore Changi Airport was opened in 1981 and is now rated as the world's best airport by Skytrax for the sixth consecutive year since 2013 and is one of the world's busiest airports by international passenger and cargo traffic more than fifty-eight point seven million passengers have landed in Changi Airport in 2016 it's so huge in modern that it even has movie theaters in terminals two and three and it's all for free can you believe that now let's take a look at different parts of Singapore.
Archer drought is Singapore's most famous shopping district it's a 2.2-kilometer-long, major road with lots of shopping malls this bustling Boulevard is now a retail and dining paradise with over 5,000 establishments offering the ultimate lifestyle experience to tourists and locals alike but it's not all that pricey you can find lots of Enix,dining options Marina Bay the newest feature of Singapore.
Marina Bay is an integrated resort owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and its opening in 2010 it was billed as the world's most expansive property at 8 billion Singaporean dollars including the land cost complexes topped by a 340-meter long sky park with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150-meter long infinity swimming pool.
Sat on top of the world's largest public platform rooms of this hotel start at $400 a night nearby the newly opened Gardens by the Bay is a futuristic park which consists of three waterpark gardens including giant artificial trees that glow in the nighttime the towering 50-meter tall trees within the supertree grow are brilliantly illuminated with a kaleidoscope of colors making for a memorable experience the garden Rhapsody lights show is wonderful and totally free and it takes place twice during the night at 7:45 and at 8:45 p.m.
Don't forget to take a ride in the world's second-highest observation will the Singapore Flyer at 165 meters it missed the first place by just 2 meters esplanade theatres on the bay Singapore's equivalent of Sydney's famous opera house except that the two-lobe spiky Singaporean version deliberately bears a striking resemblance to the durian a tropical fruit notorious for its shop adorn Oprah dance classical concerts and similar entertainment is offered daily you can find live music concerts live shows and so much more.
Make sure you visit Chinatown, where you can find the Chinatown Heritage Center visit the Buddha Tooth Relic temple and museum the central streets of Chinatown are packed with stalls selling all sorts of Chinese trinkets little India is another district and it's located north of the city core it's the center of the large Indian community in Singapore.
Little India retains its distinct identity without degenerating into a mere tourist attraction Santos island before it was known as Sentosa this island just off Singapore southern coast was a British military fortress when the Japanese occupation in the Second World War was over Singapore returned to the British rule and the island was renamed Sentosa.
This translates to peace and tranquility today Sentosa is the closest that Singapore gets to Disneyland with a casino Universal Studios Adventure Park and cable cars Aman Singaporeans the main popular reason to go to Sentosa is to heat the beaches so low so Palawan and Tanjong from west to east respectively. unfortunately, the water here is rather murky due to the never-ending parade of ships across the Straits.
Truth is greenery is abundant in almost every area of the city almost half of the territory of Singapore is covered by vegetation and parks, the most famous of which is Singapore Botanic Gardens.
The most popular garden in Singapore's is it's a 158-year-old tropical garden located at the fringe of Singapore's, Orchard Road shopping district, that's one of the three gardens and the only tropical garden to be honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site the national orchid garden is at the forefront of Akkad studies and a pioneer in the cultivation of hybrids complement in the nation status as a major exporter of cod Achatz the large ponds of town valley in the gardens are a popular spot for picnics and outdoor concerts.
Singapore is also referred to as the garden city, for its tree-lined streets and green efforts and independence the rain trees along the roads are easily recognized by their massive umbrella-shaped wide-spreading crowns which can reach 20 to 30 meters across there are lots of hidden gems in the city places like rifle range Road.
It's a popular 13-kilometer jogging and cycling route where you can run into monkeys how cool is that Singapore is incredibly clean even chewing gum is banned in Singapore and can only be bought from a pharmacy for medical use some public elevators come equipped with urine detection devices that set off an alarm and close the doors until the police arrive spitting isn't allowed either do it in any public place in Singapore and you'll be slapped with a fine of up to $1,000 same goes for littering when it comes to nightlife Clarkey is a favorite of mine locals and tourists it's one of the best locations.
In the city set around a picturesque body of water and the shadow of the towering central business district skyline in the background row upon row of bars and restaurants lined the beautiful boulevards offering great alfresco dining Clarkey is undoubtedly the reigning king of nightlife destination this riverside festival village combined dining drinking and clubbing for the ultimate night experience.
Despite its small size Singapore, has a surprisingly large number of golf courses but most of the best ones are run by private clubs and are open to members and their guests only the main exception is the Sentosa golf club housing in Singapore is outrageously expensive, but there's a trick public housing in Singapore is managed by the Housing and Development Board under temporary leaseholds for 99 years only.
82 percent of the resident population lives in such government-subsidized houses only Singapore nationals and permanent residents can avail of the subsidized housing.
There are no slums and no ghettos, no bad areas in Singapore all the residential buildings I came across look modern and very decent price per square meter in the city center is a staggering sixteen point five thousand dollars public transportation is excellent traveling from one part of Singapore to another is a breeze thanks to a highly penetrating public transportation system buses are by far the most common form of transportation followed by the MRT mass.
Rapid transit, and taxes public buses serve almost every part of Singapore making it the most extensive form of public transportation while the MRT provides speed and efficiency especially during peak hours the subway stations are clean and usually equipped with free toilets and have platform screen doors between the train and the platform.
Car rental is not an option you want to look for in Singapore it's pretty expensive you're looking at a hundred bucks a day for the cheapest car, and I only rented a car just to get some Road footage but otherwise, I wouldn't do that okay so renting a car in Singapore you will have to know this one thing you will need to have a cash card they call it so this card right here you can top it up and get it at any gas station or any 7-eleven so basically, every time you use a toll road or parking or anything you have to pay it so now the balance is you can see it's a 16-point to Singaporean dollars.
So that's one thing to keep to have in mind when renting the car in Singapore if you decide to rent bear in mind that they drive on the left side just like in Britain roads in Singapore are in excellent condition and driving habits are generally good but most people follow in the traffic roads cars are outrageously expensive to own the government is trying to do everything to discourage people from buying cars.
Volkswagen, Golf might cost you over a hundred thousand dollars that's because besides the retail price you'll have to pay registration fee certificate of entitlement and so much more but there is no shortage of luxury and exotic cars even though the fastest you can drive here is only 19 kilometers an hour, and expressway average monthly salary after taxes is $3,000 in general prices in Singapore are about twice as high as they are in Thailand or Malaysia.
There's no uber anymore it's been replaced by grass so it's a good idea to download grab app before arriving rides are reasonably priced anywhere from seven to twelve dollars crime is non-existent and crime rates in Singapore are some of the lowest in the world.
Singapore is an extremely safe city, but it has very strict drug laws and drug trafficking carries a mandatory death penalty, yes capital punishment is still a legal penalty in Singapore each execution in Singapore has carried out by a long drop hanging in Changi Prison at dawn on Friday if that wasn't enough Kanan is still a legal form of punishment in Singapore if you're caught vandalizing the tropical paradise molesting women and doing all sorts of the bad stuff you shouldn't be doing you won't be able to sit properly for a few weeks in 2007 the number of Kanan sentences ordered by the courts was 64 hundred of which 95% were implemented homosexual acts are illegal in Singapore.
Singapore is officially the country with the smartest high school kids in the world, they collectively topped the global math and science education ranking by the organization of Economic Cooperation, and Development Singapore is a melting pot of cuisines incorporating a rich heritage of food dishes consisting of Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, and Indonesian influences you can try this dishes and the Hawker centers and into food courts of shopping centers.
Most Asian cultures are rice or noodle focused abide in Singapore they're both whether eaten straight blended into juice or used as a topping in a shaved ice dessert a wealth of tropical fruit is an important part of the Singaporean diet there is, of course, the famously stinky urea which Singaporeans cannot get enough of in Chinatown you can visit the famous Hong Kong soya sauce chicken rice and noodle it's a street food stall owned and run by Chan Hong man in 2016.
It became one of the first to street food locations in the world to be awarded a star in the Michelin Guide the merlion a half fish half lion beast is a fitting symbol of Singapore let's face it Singapore is calmly lawn way today the city ranks highly in numerous international rankings and has been recognized as the most technology rated nation world's smartest city world's safest country the third-largest foreign exchange market third-largest financial and the second busiest container port it's hard to believe that in 1964 they had racial riots here and people lived.
In poverty today Singapore has the third-highest GDP per capital, and the passport of Singapore is second in the world after Japan for visa-free travel granted by most countries to its citizens tell me in the comments what you like most about Singapore thanks for watching and stay tuned more videos are on the way so how is that why there are so many expensive cars in Singapore.
Well, a lot of rich people here this is what I can how do they make their fortunes depend on the those very very funny they are most of the developer you know the amygdalas part of go from the rest the safety on the streets and very very low crime rate yeah okay yeah.
How actually what are the real estate prices here if you want to buy an apartment saying you know in a place like this what would it go for okay my estate mine it was built by the government, okay so it's subsidized for the citizens, but if you were going to buy like a private condominium with all the facilities it will cost raw material.
Singapore is so small we have cameras everywhere we are he will easily we are under heavy surveillance we have like CCTVs and cameras moves every building and every corner of the street that at times when I feel I have taken a break I'm tired from driving.
What's something about Singapore that you would think most foreigners have no idea about what you mentioned chicken farm countryside most people they don't expect that in Singapore and we're going to tell them we have found.