Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore has a land area of about 710 square kilometres, making her one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest in the region – hence its moniker “The Little Red Dot”. Although small in size, Singapore, with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce, commands an enormous presence in the world today. Singapore is a simply unique destination that’s also the world’s sixth wealthiest and second safest nation. Today’s Singapore is a melting pot of cultures with people of Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Europeans descents living together in perfect harmony. Most Singaporeans are bilingual and speak English fluently, allowing the English-speaking visitor an opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the culture without any language barriers. Chosen by CNN.com as the world’s greatest city, Singapore has plenty to offer and some more!
Singapore is one of only three city-states in the world. The other two are Monaco and the Vatican City, both in Europe.
Chewing gum is banned in Singapore, so leave those sticks of spearmint at home!
Another Singapore exists in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is much colder than this tropical paradise, of course!
Singapore is also known as the City of Gardens because it is home to over 1.3 million trees!
Since British colonization in the early 19th century, Singapore’s population has increased from a few thousands then to 6-million plus now.
Singapore is home to the world’s second largest observation wheel, the 165-meter-high Singapore flyer. Any idea where the first largest one is?
Learning Quest International
We provide customized youth team-based leadership programs designed to make today’s teens globally aware and highly capable leaders of tomorrow. Beginning in Singapore, this progressive journey can take successful members to more advanced camps located in China, Malaysia, and Indonesia.