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Fact of Singapore, a Royal Country

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Date Posts: 09-19-2017 21:19
Singapore 12 Mind-Blowing Facts About Singapore Whether you've lived on this island for 40 years or just 14 years, you'd never fail to find something intriguing about our island. Every day, I learn new things about our home ground and I know it's cliché but Singapore never ceases to amaze me. 1. You can find the national anthem in microtext on the back of the $1000 note. You don't really see these big bucks often but if you manage to get your hands on one, flip it over and see if you can spot the lyrics to the national anthem! I think it's a pretty cool idea and I wish they'd do so for every other note. 2. Singapore has the biggest Yakult bottles in Southeast Asia When I was younger, I used to pester my mother to buy me Yakult every time we went to the supermarket. They didn't sell the packets with all Grape flavour back then so every time we bought it, I would rush to 'chope' the Grape flavoured one. I've always hated how Yakult bottles are really small but actually, the Yakult bottles in Singapore are the largest compared to those overseas, and of course the most expensive. To be honest, I wouldn't mind paying for a 500ml Yakult. 3. There were no lions in this Lion City We all know the story of how Sang Nila Utama, a Srivijayan Prince from Palembang saw a creature he thought was a lion and named the island Singapura which means Lion City in Sanskrit. But truth be told, there were no lions ever in Singapore. It's possible that the creature he saw was actually a tiger. Think about it! We could have been called Tiger City. That's so strange... 4. Singapore is one of three surviving city-states in the world There's only three city-states in the world - Monaco, the Vatican City and Singapore! It's weird to think that we don't have a capital. I mean, it'd be pretty cool if Orchard Road became our capital but sometimes, meh. We're also both a country and a state which I guess makes it easier when you want to insert your mailing address. 5. There's a 'Hug Me' Coca-Cola machine in Singapore Located at the National University of Singapore, the first 'Hug Me' Coca-Cola machine dispenses a bottle of Coke when a person wraps his or her arms around the machine! That's just so cute! Video Footage credit - Videoblocks.Com Disclaimer- Some contents are used for educational purpose under fair use. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips