You go to a store, you want a Yakult bottle and you can believe your eyes. You come across the biggest ever Yakult bottle you have ever seen, and you wonder why back home the bottles are not as big.
Well, some things are great about the USA and some things are greater in Singapore, and Yakult is one of them.
Two Restaurants a Day
There are just over five million people living in Singapore, however, there are more restaurants than you can dream of. In fact, every day, two new restaurants are opened, which is astonishing when you think about how small this country is.
How do all these restaurants manage to earn money? Well, most of the restaurants are fast food joints, and many are very small so the ongoing expenses are low, and you can't really go wrong with noodles, rice, and chili crab.
Singapore Is Still Unsure What Time It Is
Believe it or not, Singapore has changed and altered its time zone over six times since 1905. That's like playing around with daylight saving whenever you feel like it. These days, Singapore is aligned with the Malaysian time zone, GMT+8 but according to experts, it is wrong.
When scanning the globe, it is clear that Singapore should be GMT +7.5 hours. The Singaporeans have earned themselves an extra half an hour each day.
Million Dollar Baby
Although Singapore is a small country, the money there is big. One out of six people you come across has property (or cash) worth more than one million dollars. That ratio is higher than in any other place in the world.
There are over 500 thousand extra rich people in Singapore, ranking it 10th in the world. It is also the only country in Asia to beat the USA when it comes to gross domestic product per capita. Interesting.
Imported Sand of Singapore
Could you imagine living in a place where everything, but almost everything is imported? The people of Singapore are no strangers when it comes to "made in..." They do have many local goods that they export too, however, the majority of goods available, are imported from a foreign land.
The entire economy of this place is based on shipping. Fresh water and sand have to be imported, as Singapore has run out of its own, making it the largest sand importer in the world. Is there an award for such a title?