Exotics in Singapore
On my way to Europe I spent four amazing days in Singapore and loved every second of it (well, maybe not so much the the constant heat and humidity, but I now have a new appreciation for airconditioning…).
Singapore is a small country with a population of about 5 million, of whom around 3 million were born locally. There are four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay Singapura (Sanskrit सिंहपुर Lion City), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City. Lions probably never lived there; the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, founder of ancient Singapore, who gave the city its name, was most likely a tiger.
Buddhism is the most widely practised religion in Singapore, with 33% of the resident population declaring themselves adherents at the most recent census. The next largest religions, in order of size, are Christianity, Islam, Taoism and Hinduism.
Singapore has one of the most efficient healthcare systems in the world, even with a health expenditure relatively low for developed countries. Life expectancy in Singapore is 79 for males and 83 for females, and almost the whole population has access to improved water and sanitation facilities.
Racial and religious harmony is regarded by the government as a crucial part of Singapore’s success and played a part in building a Singaporean identity. Due to the many races and cultures in the country, there is no single set of culturally acceptable behaviours. The country is generally conservative socially but some liberalisation has occurred. Foreigners also make up 42% of the population and have a strong influence on Singaporean culture.
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 23 to 32 °C (73 to 90 °F). Relative humidity averages around 79% in the morning and 73% in the afternoon.
So there’s a bit of information about Singapore, who knew you could learn something by visiting my site!
What else I noticed is that Singapore is very wealthy, in a short space of time I spotted an incredible amount of cars, not to mention the amazing car collection owned by wealthy business man Tommie Goh, which I showed you earlier.
What I love about Singapore’s exotics is the wide variety of colours, from yellow to lime green, it’s a treat for your eyes. Have a look at all the cars I came across during my four day stay:
Singapore statistics from Wikipedia