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Things About Singapore That You May Not Know
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Elephants Have to Use the Toilet
The World Toilet Organization Started in Singapore
The World Toilet Organization is based in Singapore. It all began in November 2001 and it remains here till this day. The company's purpose is to improve conditions in the areas of sanitation and commodes. Although it has its headquarters in Singapore, 53 countries have offices worldwide and they are important in implementing restroom upgrades within schools not to mention sanitation which is very important.
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The Beauty of the City
All Singaporeans Can Vote in Any Election in the United Kingdom
Singapore can vote in any and all elections in the entire United Kingdom. Anyone living in Singapore is a Singaporean citizen and that makes them part of the commonwealth allowing them the liberty to vote in a few select countries with Britain being the most notable. Singapore's Parliament first formed in 1965. I know it sounds strange for Singapore voting in a far away area but it is what it is.
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Singapore is the Largest Exporter of Ornamental Fish in the World
When you see an ornamental fish, chances are it came from Singapore and was shipped to your country. The guppy, which is sold from ,20 to ,50 sent each, is the number one exported ornamental fish in Singapore. Countries will import these fish and breed them for re-export. Mollies, Platy and Goldfish are the next three most exported ornamental fish. I have had several gold fish as a child and now I wonder where they originally came from.
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A View From Above
Singapore is Home to the Highest Rooftop Bar in the World
Fans of partying will surely love this part of nightlife in Singapore. The bar is called 1-Altitude and it is 282 meters above sea level. You get a full view of the city and it is simply beautiful to say the least. Besides drinks, a menu with a wide range of dinner choices is waiting for you at your table. The perfect choice if a parade or other street event happens when you are out and about.
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Fountain of Wealth
The Biggest Fountain in the World is in Singapore
The largest single fountain on the entire planet can be found in Singapore and it remains one of Singapore's most visited sites for tourists. It is located in Suntec City which is the biggest shopping mall in Singapore. The fountain is named the "Fountain of Wealth" and at night the fountain has laser shows. 3 times per day the fountain is turned off for a short period in order to let visitors grab coins for good luck in the small fountain in the middle.
Singapore is Home to the Largest Bat on Earth
The biggest bat on earth is commonly called the "flying fox" and it can be found in Singapore. Many of the several species of this bat are in fear of extinction because the bat is considered a delicacy of delicious meat and therefore gets hunted and shot dead. on a regular basis. This has been banned but it is still done illegally.
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Singapore Hands Down the Most Death Sentences Worldwide
Singapore is a strict place to live and once the capital punishment is given, rarely if ever, is the sentenced reversed. Murder and drug trafficking carries an automatic death penalty. Trials are quick and death sentences are final with no appeals or last minute calls from a Governor. The method of execution is a long drop hanging by rope-made noose. Aside from the mentioned above, Death penalties are handed down for Treason, Waging war on the Government, Kidnapping, Perjury, and any act resulting in someone's death, accidental or not.
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Fines, Fines and More Fines
Strict Laws in Singapore
Chewing gum and forgetting to flush a public toilet are just two strict and odd laws in effect for the city-state. Some locals call Singapore Fine City because the ease with which the police hands out tickets. Other laws besides the above are: You cannot sing or you risk prison or fine, feed pigeons, smoke in public, litter or spit in public.
After 9 Strokes
Singapore Uses Caning as a Punishment
I will never forget in the early 1990s when President Bill Clinton in America pleaded with Singapore to spare an American from caning punishment. Two other countries, Malaysia and Brunei, use caning as well. Reform schools, prisons and the military use the caning method the most. 24 strokes is the most that can be issued at one time and a person must be certified fit enough to take the abuse by a doctor.
Singapore Has the Largest Tropical Orchid Garden on the Planet
The Singapore Botanic Gardens The 160 year old tropical garden is certified by the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens are the largest on earth and they cover over 182 acres. The gardens are open 365 days per year and for a long time too! The hours are 5 a.m. to midnight. Loaded with indoor and outdoor exhibits, this huge attraction is a must for lant lovers for sure.
Lion Spitting Water.
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