The Culture of Singapore
We all know what a beautiful nation Singapore is. With scenic beauty, it is one of the most visited nations and major tourist attraction in the world.
Singapore emerged as a nation in 1965. It derived its name from “Singa-Pura” meaning The City of Lion, a commonly used term in the fourteenth century,
Singapore is a multilingual nation consisting of four major languages – Malay, English, Indian (Tamil) and Chinese (Mandarin).
The Singaporean flag is divided into equal red and white horizontal sections symbolizing unity and purity. A white crescent moon and five stars in a circle symbolize a growing nation and the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice, and equality. The national anthem and national motto are in Malay. Other symbols draw on the distinct ethnic traditions.
The religious culture in Singapore is just as diverse as the population. Singaporeans learn about the religious customs and traditions of other population groups early on. On the list of public holidays in Singapore are Christian, Muslim, and Indian holidays, among others. The state is home to ten major religions, including Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. Some people even accept more than one faith. However, discrimination in Singapore is still a problem at times.
Singapore is indeed one of the most multi-cultural city-state in the world and with its diversification provides a wide range of world beauty. Although like every other nation, it has its own issues to tackle, it is a hotspot and hub for various business entities.
Unique & Weird
Here is a list of some cool, quirky, weird and unique facts about the City of Lion, Singapore –
Singapore’s national anthem, ‘Majulah Singapura’ is in Malay, even though the official working language of the country is English!
October just might be the favourite month of Singapore. A larger percentage of people celebrate their birthdays in this month. Happy October everyone!
With only 50 kilometers in width (running east to west), the little red dot has 3,356 kilometers stretch of road in its totality. If this entire length is joined end-to-end, it is believed to cover the distance from Singapore to Hong Kong!
Singapore may be a charismatic nation but chewing gum will make things tough. It is illegal to import and sell chewing gum on the island. However if you manage to get some gum and spit it in public, you risk being fined heavily!
Though Singaporeans are lovely people, using neighbour’s unsecured Wifi or not flushing public toilet might get you heavily fined for your insolence.
Have a comfortable stay in Singapore with these fun facts and make sure to avoid “Faux-pas”. Happy Holidays!!!