Singapore, the Lion City...?
Search this site:             

Singapore, the Lion City...?

by Oscar Mario Rosas Tabera
(Chofu, Tokyo, Japan)

A Lion in a city without lions...

A Lion in a city without lions...

Singapore means Lion City in Sanskrit, named this by its founder Sang Nila Utama. Everybody would think that this city-state would have pretty lions, but no, lions don't even exist here.

It is believed that maybe the animal seen by Utama was most likely a tiger instead of a lion. As this, there are many interesting things about Singapore. One of them: it has 4 official languages! If you want to learn some English, Chinese, Malay, or Tamil, this is your best option (maybe the only one).

About Singapore's territory, 276 square miles may sound a little bit small, but actually, this country has a great GDP index, with Singapore having the 3rd highest GDP per capita in the world (now it's not as small as it seems, right?).

Finally, a funny fact about this country is its rules: Singapore is a safe country; in fact, it's so safe that if you cross the street when the red light is on, you might end up in the jail.

This might not sound interesting, but sometimes, people who break the law receive another punishment called caning, which is being hit in the buttocks many times with a bamboo stick... That hurts.

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to UEC Singapore forum.

Pattaya ebook cover
Only $1.99 at Amazon
(¥214 at アマゾン日本)




Alaska ebook cover
Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥340 at アマゾン日本)




GW's road trip ebook cover
Only 99¢ at Amazon
(¥114 at アマゾン日本)




new Climbing Mt. Fuji book
Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥343 at アマゾン日本)




Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥343 at アマゾン日本)

 



Let's connect!!

Gary J. Wolff
Facebook badge

View Gary J. Wolff's profile on LinkedIn

My pics:

My videos: YouTube logo



What's New?

  1. THE FAMILY TREE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH:

    Sep 11, 20 08:58 PM

    The dizzy aunt -- Verti Gogh
    The brother who ate prunes -- Gotta Gogh
    The brother who worked at a convenience store -- Stop N Gogh
    The ballroom dancing aunt -- Tang Gogh
    The bird lover uncle -- Flamin Gog…

    Read more

  2. Gary J. Wolff's Blog

    Sep 11, 20 08:52 PM

    Gary J. Wolff's blog keeps you up-to-date with my everyday life in Japan, as well as recent additions/changes to the GaryJWolff.com website.

    Read more

  3. Climbing Mt. Fuji - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Page 2

    Sep 06, 20 07:09 AM

    Page 2 of the most frequently asked questions about climbing Mt. Fuji, including info on routes, maps, videos, transport access, weather, and climber stories.

    Read more