Singapore’s Claim To Fame

I thought I would post something completely different today. Singapore is one of the worlds smallest countries but lays claim to four of earths record breakers.

This is the highest man made waterfall on earth at 100 ft high. It is located in the Jurong Bird Park.
This very strange looking structure is the largest fountain on earth. It is located between the five towers of Suntec City, a huge business and shopping complex.
The Singapore High Flyer is under construction and will be the biggest ferris wheel in the world at approximately 45 stories high. How cool is that!

 

 

These artist concepts give a better idea of the size and also what the 16 person capsules will look like.

This will be located just across the harbor from the first Casino/resort.

The Singapore port is the busiest in the world in terms of total cargo tonnage handled. In 2006 it docked 129,000 vessels and handled 25 million containers like you see here. 1/4 of all shipping containers and 1/2 of all crude oil in the world moves through this port.
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4 Comments on “Singapore’s Claim To Fame”

  1. Mick Says:

    In terms of press freedom, Straits Times is ranked 147th. How cool is that? :p

  2. expatbrian Says:

    Michael, Nice to hear from you. In the US, the newspapers are full of lies designed to promote big business and our criminal president. I prefer the Straits Times

  3. Alyssa Says:

    Did you know…

    1) Singapore’s Underwater World is the world’s first RFID oceanarium.

    2) The flying fox, the world’s largest bat with a wingspan of up to 1.5 metres, can be found on Pulau Ubin, one of the islands off mainland Singapore.

    3) Singapore Night Safari is the world’s first wildlife park built for visits at night.

    4) World’s first biometric credit card >> Citibank has launched the world’s first biometric credit card service in Singapore.

    5) Singapore is to have the world’s first and largest floating stage.

    6) World’s first ‘double-helix’ bridge is to be built in Singapore.

    7) Singapore Prison is the world’s first to use Inmate Tagging.

    8) Singapore Changi Airport has been named as the World’s Best Airport in the 2006 World Airport Awards, announced by Skytrax.

    But Singapore also has a reputation or poor rankings in non-economic fields such as:

    · Press freedom. Dismally ranked 140th out of 167 countries by Reporters without Borders,
    · Executions. One of the world’s highest rates (on per capita), having hanged 400 criminals between 1990-2004).
    · Sex performance. Second last out of 41 countries (2005 Durex Global Sex Survey), which wouldn’t have bothered the government had it not been for its very low procreation).
    · Emigration. Singapore has an average outflow rate of 26.11 migrants per 1,000 citizens, the second highest in the world – next only to East Timor (51.07), according to an unverified website.
    · Courtesy. It is ranked a poor 30th out of 35 countries and now – the Happy Planet Index of 130th out of 178 nations.

    Singaporeans are an unhappy lot despite their comparative wealth.

    😦 Me unhappy too. Too much time spent on work. Too little time for myself. I am 28, single, nobody wants to marry me, no house of my own, no car. Just a job. Perhaps if I become the winner of next TOTO draw, I will be happy.

    YES! In Singapore, you can buy anything with money $. Even my happiness…for now.

  4. expatbrian Says:

    Cheer up Alyssa, you have a great extended family including me and Pearl. And love’s gonna come your way. Thanks for the update on my post too.


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