LH in Singapore | #RememberingLKY

11:06:00 PM

Majulah Singapura (“Onward, Singapore”)

ArtScience Museum and Marina Bay Sands

It’s a devastating news to hear the passing of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. We truly can’t deny that during his long rule, Singapore became the most prosperous nation in Southeast Asia.
As a Filipino, I always look up to him… wishing that someday, someone like him will rule the Philippines--- someone who has an unwavering devotion to his country.

My trip to Singapore last September 2014 gave me a glimpse of what a rich country look like.

Here I list some interesting facts I learned about Singapore:

The Merlion, a half-fish, half-lion beast, is a fitting symbol of Singapore. The “Singa” or lion represents the animal that a Sumatran prince saw which resembled a lion, and the fish is a tribute to Singapore’s history as “Temasek”, the ancient sea town. (but studies say that what the prince actually saw was a tiger because there are no lions in the lion city)

The fastest walkers in the world are the people in Singapore. Tourists planning on a visit to Singapore should take note and maybe take a quick lesson on speed walking before their trip. Time is gold right?

At 165m, the Singapore Flyer is the world's highest observation wheel. I regret on not able to hop on that. tsk

Singapore has no natural resources and imports not only sand, but even the fresh water from Malaysia. But this does not hinder them from becoming one of the richest country in the world. 

Changi International Airport in Singapore is the largest aviation hub in the whole Southeast Asia, its passenger traffic is more than 36 million people a year.

Singapore has the biggest Yakult bottles in Southeast Asia, and the most expensive. (got the chance to drink an apple-flavored yakult)

 Singapore Prime Minister is the highest paid government official in the world.

Considered to be as the "fine city". Meant as a pun, this city unfortunately does have a reputation for imposing fines upon its citizens.

Buildings in Singapore cannot be higher than 280 metres.

In Singapore, if a person cannot find a date or a life partner, government comes to the rescue! Singapore government has established 'Social Development Network' to 'promote marriages among singles and create opportunities and services for singles to find life partners'. Its key responsibilities include 'equipping singles with relationship/dating skills' and ensuring quality and credible dating services are available'. 
Its website is: http://app.msf.gov.sg/About-MSF/Our-People/Divisions-at-MSF/Family-Development-and-Support/Social-Development-Network (hahaha. I guess it's time to move to Singapore)

Singapore, the economic hub of Southeast Asia, is a great place to travel and live.
(photos were taken by my friend. check out his instagram account "robinlumapas" for some awesome travel photos)
--some facts were taken from different web pages--

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