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The Reporters without Borders, an agency that evaluates press freedom across nations, had a hard time reporting from Singapore. They ended up placing the island nation at among nations. The Hort Park in Singapore is the first Park dedicated to exclusive gardening niche and is a gardening lifestyle hub in Asia. Though Singapore is a city state, it consists of 63 smaller islands. The five stars in the national flag of Singapore represents the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. The color red signifies brotherhood while white represents purity.
Singaporean kids are smarter than the rest. Children and plants are the heart and soul of Singapore. Legend has it that Pulau Ubin, an island of Singapore, was formed when a pig, an elephant, and a frog had the challenge to see who would reach the shore of Johor first. All of them failed and were turned into rock, which is today the island.
The Singapore zoo is a tropical paradise, filled with animals from all over the equatorial belt. It is named the best zoo in Asia and the third best in the world, by TripAdvisor. Singapore government had a mascot, Singa the Lion, to promote kindness among Singaporeans. Unfortunately, he had to resign with a heavy heart.
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He also wrote and signed a heartwarming resignation letter. You have heard about the legendary mermaid but did you know that the national icon of Singapore is The Merlion, a creature that is half lion and half fish.
Every school kid in Singapore knows the legend of Sang Nila Utama, the prince who founded the Kingdom of Singapura, in Singapore has an amazing thrill ride called the Megazip or the Flying bat, of Sentosa Islands. It lets people experience life through the eyes of a flying bat. The huge canopy can shelter 55 thousand fans from rain and the sun alike. Singapore has two days dedicated to its children. While 1st October is celebrated for children below 12 years, the Youth Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of every July, for teenagers.
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