Singapore Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the city-state of Singapore?
Quiz by alberici
Last updated: May 30, 2020
First submittedDecember 19, 2015
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Meaning of "Singapore"
The Lion City
Official languages
Singapore Dollar
Country which founded the modern city in 1819
United Kingdom
Country which invaded Singapore in 1942
Prime Minister from 1959–1990, often considered a "benevolent dictator"
Lee Kuan-Yew
Singapore's latitude (to the nearest whole number)
1° North
Term used to describe the economies of Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea
Four Asian Tigers
Singapore has the second-busiest ___ in the world, after Shanghai
Famous shopping street, once the site of spice and fruit plantations
Orchard Road
Popular but stinky fruit which is banned on the subway
Famous water-spitting statue
Candy that was banned in 1992
Chewing gum
Gin cocktail with cherry and pineapple
Singapore Sling
Weapon used to inflict corporal punishment
Term for an open-air food court
Hawker Centre
Sea on the eastern end of the Singapore Strait
South China Sea
Singapore has the lowest TFR in the world. What does TFR stand for?
Total Fertility Rate
Level 74
May 30, 2020
TFR is 2nd behind Vatican City?
Level ∞
May 30, 2020
Nope. Vatican most likely has a very high TFR as has been pointed out several times before.

Level 72
Jun 1, 2020
I knew that chewing gum was banned, but I didn't put it in because I didn't know that it was CANDY?
Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
Unless this is meant as one of those british-american arguments. It is sweet and has no nutritional value, taken for enjoyment ( or habit, nerves, trying to quit smoking etc ;) ) not for nourishment. So makes sense, where else would you place it.

I do have to admit that hubbabbubba or bubalicous or another name was bazooka I think, feel more like candy than sportlife or stimirol, or something*, those aren't usua;;y in bright colors and taste like mint. I guess the ones you could call bubblegum feel more candy, but well neither are vegetables, or grain or fruit or meat etc

* other brands áre available ;)

Level 60
Jul 21, 2020
Very amusing
Level 77
Sep 4, 2020
For me the distinction is hidden behind the rather vague word "taken". Candy is something you eat.
Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
anyone else typed frame rate? I couldn't stop myself.. :D
Level 29
Jul 20, 2020
20/21 8-)
Level 49
Jul 23, 2020
Harbor/harbour should work for port right?
Level 57
Aug 16, 2020
malay can also be called bahasa melayu, which won't work when typed in.
Level 32
Sep 5, 2020
i live in singapore yay