Do You Really Know Singapore?

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  • 1. 

    What is so special about "The Night Safari" of Singapore?

    • A.

      It's world best night zoo

    • B.

      It's world smallest night zoo

    • C.

      It's world first night zoo

    • D.

      It's world largest night zoo

    Correct Answer
    C. It's world first night zoo
    Explanation
    The Night Safari in Singapore holds the distinction of being the world's first night zoo. This means that it was the first zoo in the world to open specifically for visitors to explore and observe nocturnal animals in their natural habitats at night. This unique concept allows visitors to have a different and immersive experience compared to traditional zoos, as they can witness the behaviors and activities of various nocturnal species that are usually dormant during the day. The Night Safari's pioneering approach has made it a popular attraction and a trailblazer in the field of wildlife conservation and education.

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  • 2. 

    Where is the highest man-made waterfall located at?

    • A.

      Jurong Bird Park

    • B.

      Singapore Zoo

    • C.

      Sentosa Island

    • D.

      Singapore Botanical Gardens

    Correct Answer
    A. Jurong Bird Park
    Explanation
    Jurong Bird Park is the correct answer because it is home to the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. The waterfall, named the Jurong Falls, stands at a height of 30 meters and is a prominent feature within the park. Visitors can enjoy the sight and sound of the cascading water while exploring the park's various bird exhibits.

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  • 3. 

    How many illegal offences does Singapore's regulation has?

    • A.

      Less than 40,000

    • B.

      Exactly 40,000

    • C.

      More than 40,000

    Correct Answer
    C. More than 40,000
    Explanation
    Singapore's regulation has more than 40,000 illegal offences. This suggests that the country has a comprehensive legal framework in place to address various types of illegal activities. The high number of offences indicates that Singapore takes a strict stance on law enforcement and aims to maintain a safe and orderly society.

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  • 4. 

    Who were the original indigenous inhabitants of Singapore when it was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles?

    • A.

      Chinese

    • B.

      Malay

    • C.

      Indian

    • D.

      Aborigines

    Correct Answer
    B. Malay
    Explanation
    The original indigenous inhabitants of Singapore when it was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles were the Malay people. The Malay community has a long history in the region and played a significant role in the development and establishment of Singapore as a trading port. They were already present in the area before the arrival of Raffles and were involved in various economic activities such as fishing and trading. The Malay culture and traditions continue to be an important part of Singapore's multicultural society.

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  • 5. 

    Where can we find the flying fox, the world's largest bat?

    • A.

      Jurong Island

    • B.

      Sentosa Island

    • C.

      Pulau Tekong

    • D.

      Pulau Ubin

    Correct Answer
    D. Pulau Ubin
    Explanation
    Pulau Ubin is the correct answer because it is known to be the habitat of the flying fox, which is the world's largest bat. This island in Singapore is home to a variety of wildlife, including the flying fox, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.

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  • 6. 

    How many Singapore Tourism Board recognized Merlion statues are there in Singapore?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    There are five Singapore Tourism Board recognized Merlion statues in Singapore.

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  • 7. 

    One of the recognized Merlion statue is located in United States. In which state is it located at?

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Illinois

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    A. California
    Explanation
    The correct answer is California because the Merlion statue is located in San Francisco, California. This statue is a popular tourist attraction and symbolizes the connection between Singapore and the United States. It is a half-lion, half-fish mythical creature and serves as a representation of Singapore's culture and heritage.

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  • 8. 

    "Universal brotherhood and equality of man" is one of the principle symbolized by one of the components of Singapore flag. Which component symbolize it?

    • A.

      The five stars

    • B.

      The red color

    • C.

      The white color

    • D.

      The waxing cresent moon

    Correct Answer
    B. The red color
    Explanation
    The red color in the Singapore flag symbolizes universal brotherhood and equality of man. Red is often associated with passion, strength, and unity. In the context of the flag, it represents the ideals of equality and harmony among the people of Singapore, regardless of their race, religion, or background. The red color serves as a reminder of the nation's commitment to fostering a sense of togetherness and inclusivity among its citizens.

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  • 9. 

    How many entries does Singlish have in the online version of Oxford English Dictionary?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      Less than 3

    • C.

      More than 3

    Correct Answer
    B. Less than 3
    Explanation
    Singlish has less than 3 entries in the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. This suggests that Singlish, a variety of English spoken in Singapore, is not extensively documented or recognized in the dictionary.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the first president of Singapore?

    • A.

      Lee Kuan Yew

    • B.

      Yusof bin Ishak

    • C.

      Sang Nila Utama

    • D.

      Sir Stamford Raffles

    Correct Answer
    B. Yusof bin Ishak
    Explanation
    Yusof bin Ishak was the first president of Singapore. He served as the president from 1965, when Singapore gained independence, until his death in 1970. He played a crucial role in shaping Singapore's early years as a nation and was known for his dedication to public service. His presidency was marked by his efforts to unite the diverse ethnic and religious communities in Singapore and promote social harmony. Yusof bin Ishak's contributions to Singapore's development and his role as the first president make him the correct answer to this question.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these ethnic groups are NOT among the three largest ethnic groups in Singapore?

    • A.

      Malays

    • B.

      Germans

    • C.

      Indians

    • D.

      Americans

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Germans
    D. Americans
    Explanation
    The question asks for the ethnic groups that are not among the three largest in Singapore. The three largest ethnic groups in Singapore are Malays, Indians, and Chinese. Therefore, Germans and Americans are not among the three largest ethnic groups in Singapore.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these 2 religions have the most followers in Singapore?

    • A.

      No religion / Free-thinker

    • B.

      Islam

    • C.

      Christianity

    • D.

      Buddhism

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Christianity
    D. Buddhism
    Explanation
    Christianity and Buddhism have the most followers in Singapore. This can be inferred from the question, which asks for the religions with the most followers, and the answer choices provided. The option "No religion / Free-thinker" does not indicate a specific religious affiliation, while Islam is only one of the options and cannot be compared to the combined followers of Christianity and Buddhism. Therefore, the answer is Christianity and Buddhism.

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  • 13. 

    What is the name of the physical structure that links Singapore to Malaysia?

    • A.

      The Causebridge

    • B.

      The Crossbridge

    • C.

      The Causeway

    • D.

      The Crossway

    Correct Answer
    C. The Causeway
    Explanation
    The physical structure that links Singapore to Malaysia is called "The Causeway."

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  • 14. 

    What is the hightest point in Singapore?

    • A.

      St James Power Station

    • B.

      Bukit Timah Hill

    • C.

      Mount Faber

    • D.

      Bukit Merah

    Correct Answer
    B. Bukit Timah Hill
    Explanation
    Bukit Timah Hill is the highest point in Singapore. It stands at 163.63 meters and is located within the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It is a popular spot for hiking and nature enthusiasts, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The hill is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species. Its elevation and natural beauty make it a significant landmark in Singapore, attracting locals and tourists alike.

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  • 15. 

    Which Nature Reserve in Singapore is known to contain more species of trees than the entire North American continent?

    • A.

      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

    • B.

      Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    • C.

      Labrador Nature Reserve

    • D.

      Bosch Singapore Natural Reserve

    Correct Answer
    A. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
    Explanation
    Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore is known to contain more species of trees than the entire North American continent. This suggests that the biodiversity in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is exceptionally high, surpassing the diversity found in North America. The reserve likely provides a favorable habitat for a wide range of tree species, possibly due to its unique geographical location, climate, or ecological conditions. The presence of such a diverse tree population in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve highlights its importance as a valuable conservation area.

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  • 16. 

    What is the Great Singapore Duck Race?

    • A.

      A movie showing how an ordinary farm duck raced his way to become the Great Singapore Duck

    • B.

      An event where electronic remote-control ducks race in the Singapore River

    • C.

      A National league where the top duck of each housing estate fight for the championship

    • D.

      A charity racing event where toy ducks are relased into the Singapore river

    Correct Answer
    D. A charity racing event where toy ducks are relased into the Singapore river
    Explanation
    The Great Singapore Duck Race is a charity racing event where toy ducks are released into the Singapore river. Participants can purchase a toy duck and the proceeds from the event go towards supporting various charitable causes. The ducks are released into the river and race towards the finish line, creating a fun and exciting atmosphere for spectators. This event not only raises funds for charity but also promotes community involvement and awareness of important social issues.

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  • 17. 

    What does ERP stand for?

    • A.

      Easy Road Pricing

    • B.

      Excessive Road Pricing

    • C.

      Enhanced Road Pricing

    • D.

      Electronic Road Pricing

    Correct Answer
    D. Electronic Road Pricing
    Explanation
    ERP stands for Electronic Road Pricing. This system is used in certain countries to manage traffic congestion by charging drivers a fee for using certain roads or areas during peak hours. The purpose of ERP is to encourage drivers to use alternative routes or modes of transportation, reducing traffic congestion and improving overall traffic flow.

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  • 18. 

    What is the 1st Singapore Film to be nominated for the Palme D'Or, the top award for film at the Cannes Film Festival?

    • A.

      My Mummy

    • B.

      My Magic

    • C.

      My Maggi

    • D.

      My Mummy's Magic Maggi

    Correct Answer
    B. My Magic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My Magic". "My Magic" is the first Singaporean film to be nominated for the Palme D'Or, which is the top award for film at the Cannes Film Festival. This film directed by Eric Khoo tells the story of a struggling magician and his relationship with his son. Its nomination for such a prestigious award highlights its artistic and cinematic qualities, making it a significant achievement for Singaporean cinema.

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  • 19. 

    What is the highest grossing Singaporean-made Movie?

    • A.

      881

    • B.

      The Best Bet

    • C.

      I Not Stupid

    • D.

      Money No Enough

    Correct Answer
    D. Money No Enough
    Explanation
    "Money No Enough" is the highest grossing Singaporean-made movie. This film was released in 1998 and became a huge success at the box office, surpassing all other Singaporean movies in terms of earnings. It was directed by Jack Neo and featured a comedic storyline that resonated with the local audience. The film's success not only established it as a cultural phenomenon but also paved the way for the growth of the Singaporean film industry.

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  • 20. 

    What are the three most common Chinese surnames (family names)?

    • A.

      Lee

    • B.

      Lim

    • C.

      Lin

    • D.

      Bush

    • E.

      Tan

    • F.

      Chan

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lee
    B. Lim
    E. Tan
    Explanation
    The three most common Chinese surnames are Lee, Lim, and Tan. These surnames are widely found among Chinese populations and have a long history and cultural significance. Lee is one of the most common surnames in China, with various spellings like Li and Liu. Lim is a common surname among Chinese communities in Southeast Asia. Tan is also a prevalent surname, especially among Hokkien Chinese. These three surnames have been passed down through generations and are widely recognized in Chinese culture.

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  • 21. 

    According to regulations of Singapore, buildings should not be taller than 280 metres. Which of these buildings is NOT 280 metres tall?

    • A.

      OUB Centre

    • B.

      Capital Tower

    • C.

      Republic Plaza

    • D.

      UOB Plaza

    • E.

      Swissotel

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. OUB Centre
    C. Republic Plaza
    D. UOB Plaza
    Explanation
    The question asks for the building that is NOT 280 metres tall. OUB Centre, Republic Plaza, and UOB Plaza are all buildings in Singapore, and according to the regulations, they should not be taller than 280 metres. Therefore, the correct answer is OUB Centre, Republic Plaza, and UOB Plaza.

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  • 22. 

    As of 2010, what percentage of the people in Singapore are NON-Singaporean Citizens?

    • A.

      36%

    • B.

      43%

    • C.

      57%

    • D.

      64%

    Correct Answer
    A. 36%
    Explanation
    In 2010, 36% of the people in Singapore were non-Singaporean citizens. This means that more than one-third of the population in Singapore were individuals who were not citizens of the country.

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