This year, we’re celebrating 51 years of independence and yet another year of achievements on our tiny island. Here are some fun facts you probably never knew about Singapore that proves that we’re more than just a dot on the map!
#1 We’re the tallest in ASEAN with an average height of 171cm for males and 160cm for females.
#2 The most common Chinese surnames in Singapore are Tan, Lim and Lee.
#3 19 new Singlish terms like blur, ang moh and shiok have been added into the Oxford Dictionary this year.
#4 Singapore produces the largest Yakult bottles in Southeast Asia at 80ml.
#5 We walk at an average speed of 60 feet in 10.55 seconds, making us the fastest walkers in the world.
#6 The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve contains more species of trees than the whole of North America.
#7 The youngest person to pass the GCE ‘O’ Level Chemistry paper int he world is a 7-year-old Singaporean boy.
#8 Opened in 1994, the Singapore Night Safari is the world’s first night zoo with over 2,500 nocturnal animals.
Read more Singapore fun facts in our August issue available in all newsstands!