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History And Culture Of Singapore

We are not makers of history, we are made by history. Let's explore it!

Singapore is rich in history with twists and achievements. In this section you will get to know how far Singapore has come through the city’s colorful history. Singapore has grown as one of the world’s most successful and prosperous countries. It is known as a financial center and has made major strides in urban planning. Singapore tourism serves as a model for developing countries.

Interesting facts about Singapore
• There are only three city-states surviving in the world and Singapore is one of them. The other two are Monaco and the Vatican City. 
• Sang NilaUtama, a sovereign from Palembang, saw an animal he thought was a lion and named the island "Singapura" which signifies "Lion City" in Sanskrit. Nonetheless, there have never been lions outside of custody in Singapore.
• Apart from the mainland of Singapore, it includes 63 additional islands out of which most are uninhabited. 
• Singapore’s national anthem is on the rear of their $1,000 note in micro-text.
• The red color in Singapore’s flag represents universal brotherhood and equality of man, white symbolizes purity and virtue. The crescent moon symbolizes a young nation on the rise and the 5 stars signify the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. 
• The four official languages of Singapore are English, Mandarin, Tamil and Malay. 
• Singapore is the only nation in the modern world to accept independence against its own will. The late prime minister wished to merge and unite. Although, due to extreme political issues, the Malaysian parliament unitedly voted to expel Singapore compelling the little red dot to be recognized as an independent and sovereign state.  
• Singapore has updated its time zone 6 times since 1905. 
• Under Japanese occupation, Singapore was named Syonan-to, which means the Light of the South. 
• Singapore’s trading system is incredible. Everything from sand to fresh water is imported. The destination’s entire economy is based on shipping. 
• Hindu King from Sumatra, Parmeshwara was the one who found the Sultanate of Malacca who later converted to Islam.

Singapore has been one of Asia's head destinations even before the pre-pioneer period. Its location upon the Strait of Malacca makes it an essential port, which prompted its colonization by the British in the nineteenth century. From that point forward, Singapore has encountered real development and advanced into one of the world's leading financial centers.

In the year 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles arrived and settled in the southern part of Singapore for the British East Indian Company. By 1824, the whole island fell under British standard, and by 1826, Singapore turned out to be a piece of the British India Strait Settlements. In excess of 80,000 individuals lived inside the locale by 1870, as the elastic manor pulled in a large number of Chinese, Indian and Malay laborers. A statue of Sir Stamford Raffles is situated in downtown Riverside.

Culture
Despite the fact that Singapore is a little nation, it is one of the world's most multicultural places. After the freedom from the British, the greater part of the populace was Chinese, Malay and Indian workers. From this equalization, present day Singapore has struck a social scene of acknowledgment and resilience among religions and social conventions. Dialect, occasions and cooking are all pieces of Singapore's mixture. All of it has its roots in Singapore history as a trading hub. The diversity of the culture in Singapore is also reflected in multiple languages spoken here which includes English, Mandarian, Malay and Tamil.

Despite the fact that it took a very long while to change Singapore into an industrialized nation and expat hotspot that it is today, the foreign effect on culture in Singapore remained. Today it is assumed that just over half of the workforce in Singapore is foreign. Singapore’s culture is largely described by peace, social and religious harmony. It is known as the fine city which not only refers to its cleanliness of the quality of life people live here but it also states safety and order of the state. If you don’t wish to pay a heavy fine or even visit jail, you should avoid the below
• Chewing gum
• Spitting or Littering
• Jay Walking
• Creating nuisance at a bar
• Smoking indoors
• Drinking and driving
• Being drunk in public
• Consuming drugs 
 
The religious culture in Singapore is just as different as the population. Singapore is home multiple religions which includes Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity. Some people here accept more than one faith too. Although discrimination is still an issue in Singapore. 
 
Education in Singapore has become instrumental for citizens to have a future. Singaporeans tend to learn very highly, with parents sending kids to elementary training classes very early on to make sure their kids make it to the best possible schools for further studies. Education environment in Singapore is very competitive for the world’s most expensive city. 
 
You will get to see how clean the city is in a small space with an extremely humid environment. As warned, littering carries fine, so food packets or napkins are thrown in proper dustbins but there is also a strong sense of etiquettes by Singaporeans to keep the streets clean.

 

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