The famous numbered bricks are familiar to all countries, and in Singapore, there was no intention of leaving the bricks just as bricks. In 2,000, the longest human domino chain was formed, breaking the Guinness Book of Records.
Almost 10 thousand people aligned, forming a 4.2km long domino trail, exposing the nation’s craziness once again.
The Greenest of Them All
Here's another title that Singapore has earned. It is one of the greenest places on earth, and we are not talking about the recycling issue. We are literally saying, that if you look at Singapore from above, the dominant color will be green.
Alongside the overwhelming skyscrapers, carpets of green in all shades are spread, creating a magnificent puzzle of green parks, green woods, and green undiscovered gems. Hotels and public buildings merge their interior into nature, blending in and keeping the city's uniqueness.
Across the Palal Ubin
There are only a few symbols and icons from the old Singapore that can still be spotted around. One of them is the longboats (known as bumboats), going down the Pala Ubin stream, run by the more mature citizens, also known as 'uncles.'
This is what tradition is all about, and when seeing these boats, or even taking a ride on one of them, it is easy to go back in time and embrace the true tradition of this magnificent place.
Is It a Fish? Is It a Lion? It’s a Merlion!
One of Singapore's most recognized symbols is the Merlion. It's one of the city's most iconic sights. The top part is a lion, merged with the body of a fish. We are not quite sure how these two animals blend together, but they do.
After deep research, we discovered that there is no mythical story or ancient Chinese tale behind this mascot. It is pure imagination that came to life in 1964.
Deep in Singapore's cultural heritage, you'll find one of the most hipster neighborhoods on Earth. Tiong Bahru was built in the '30s, and it used to be the part of town where rich businessmen housed their mistresses.
Nowadays, though, it's packed with foodie-approved eateries, overpriced coffee bars, and trendy shops selling horn-rimmed glasses and beard oil. Sure, the locals would never admit that they're hipsters, but isn't that what all true hipsters do?