How Singaporean Are You?

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Singapor Quizzes & Trivia

With National Day just around the corner, take this challenging quiz and find out just how Singaporean you are!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the early 1800s, there was a town called 'Singapore' in the US. Why does this town no longer exist?
    • A. 

      The town was devastated first by fire and then covered by drifting sand dunes

    • B. 

      The town was destroyed during the American Civil War

    • C. 

      The town was reduced to rubble during the San Francisco earthquake in 1906

  • 2. 
    When and where was the first public swimming pool opened in Singapore?
    • A. 

      Yan Kit Swimming Complex in 1952

    • B. 

      Mount Emily Swimming Complex in 1931

    • C. 

      River Valley Swimming Complex in 1959

  • 3. 
    What was the lowest temperature ever recorded in Singapore?
    • A. 

      19.4ºC

    • B. 

      19.1ºC

    • C. 

      19.5ºC

  • 4. 
    When was the first Master Plan for the Republic of Singapore approved by the Singapore government?
    • A. 

      January 1958

    • B. 

      April 1958

    • C. 

      August 1958

  • 5. 
    In which year did the San Francisco Ballet Company first visit Singapore?
    • A. 

      1947

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1967

  • 6. 
    How many tourists visited Singapore in 1964?
    • A. 

      89,000

    • B. 

      90,000

    • C. 

      91,000

  • 7. 
    When was Singapore's iconic Merlion symbol born?
    • A. 

      1964

    • B. 

      1965

    • C. 

      1966

  • 8. 
    The 1962 'Mashed Potato' dance craze was performed at the opening of Singapore's first disco in 1966.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What was the focus of the Urban Renewal Authority's (URA) first Concept Plan for Singapore?
    • A. 

      To meet the basic household needs of a new nation

    • B. 

      To meet the basic transport needs of a new nation

    • C. 

      To meet the basic infrastructure needs of a new nation

  • 10. 
    In which year did Jurong Bird Park receive its first visitor?
    • A. 

      1969

    • B. 

      1971

    • C. 

      1973

  • 11. 
    When was the Singapore Zoo officially opened?
    • A. 

      27 June 1973

    • B. 

      27 June 1974

    • C. 

      27 June 1975

  • 12. 
    Which Singaporean won the only medal for Singapore at the Commonwealth Games in 1974?
    • A. 

      Tan Howe Liang

    • B. 

      Syed Kadir

    • C. 

      Chua Phung Kim

  • 13. 
    On which date did the first Singapore Airlines flight touch down at the newly opened Changi Airport in 1981?
    • A. 

      28 June 1981

    • B. 

      01 July 1981

    • C. 

      06 July 1981

  • 14. 
    Which SAF colonel led the rescue operations in 1983 when a drill ship’s derrick hit the Sentosa cable cars?
    • A. 

      Ishak bin Ismail

    • B. 

      Gan Siow Huang

    • C. 

      Lee Hsien Loong

  • 15. 
    In which year were the Christmas lights of Orchard Road first switched on?
    • A. 

      1981

    • B. 

      1984

    • C. 

      1987

  • 16. 
    When was the Great Singapore Sale launched with a parade from Tangs to Centrepoint?
    • A. 

      18 July 1993

    • B. 

      18 July 1994

    • C. 

      18 July 1995

  • 17. 
    How many Singaporean students took part in the record-breaking human domino chain in the year 2000?
    • A. 

      9,432 students

    • B. 

      9,342 students

    • C. 

      9,234 students

  • 18. 
    Who were the first performers in the newly minted Theatres on the Bay in 2002?
    • A. 

      Hanging up the Moon

    • B. 

      Dick Lee & Leonard T

    • C. 

      Singapore Symphony Orchestra

  • 19. 
    Why did the DHL Balloon shut down its operations in 2008?
    • A. 

      The lease for the vacant lot at Tan Quee Lan Street had expired

    • B. 

      The land had been earmarked for the new Bugis MRT station

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Which major event coincided with the opening of the Singapore Flyer in 2008?
    • A. 

      Singapore Grand Prix

    • B. 

      Singapore Airshow

    • C. 

      Siingapore Fashion Festival

  • 21. 
    Name the painting by Singapore artist Tan Swie Hian that sold for more than $3.7 million at a Beijing auction in 2012.
    • A. 

      The Moon is Orbed

    • B. 

      The Smoke on the Water

    • C. 

      The Last Sun

  • 22. 
    In 2014, how many households in Singapore owned at least one bicycle?[Hint: Bicycles are classified as "Durable Goods"]
    • A. 

      +27%

    • B. 

      +39%

    • C. 

      +50%

  • 23. 
    Similar to the US laws, the Singapore Copyright Act will protect a work for how many years after an author’s death?
    • A. 

      35 years

    • B. 

      70 years

    • C. 

      140 years

  • 24. 
    If you have a license to keep dairy cattle in Singapore, you are allowed to store milk from these cattle in your kitchen as long as you keep the milk cold enough.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    It is illegal in Singapore for anyone to sell a single cigarette.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    It is illegal for drivers to sleep in their taxis at any public taxi stand.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    What does the red colour in the Singapore flag symbolise?
    • A. 

      Universal brotherhood and equality of man

    • B. 

      Pervading and everlasting purity and virtue

    • C. 

      A young nation on the ascendant

  • 28. 
    What does the white colour in the Singapore flag symbolise?
    • A. 

      Universal brotherhood and equality of man

    • B. 

      Pervading and everlasting purity and virtue

    • C. 

      A young nation on the ascendant

  • 29. 
    Singapore is one of the largest exporters of ornamental fish in the world. Approximately how many  species of ornamental fish do our local farms produce?
    • A. 

      340 species of ornamental fish

    • B. 

      500 species of ornamental fish

    • C. 

      870 species of ornamental fish

  • 30. 
    Where is the ‘German Girl Shrine’ located?
    • A. 

      Pulau Ubin

    • B. 

      Pulau Tekong

    • C. 

      Pulau Seletar

  • 31. 
    Who is the author of the popular series of books "True Singapore Ghost Stories"?
    • A. 

      A Team of Singaporean Writers

    • B. 

      Russell Lee

    • C. 

      Catherine Lim

  • 32. 
    The Singapore Flyer is ___ metres taller than the London Eye.
    • A. 

      30 metres

    • B. 

      33 metres

    • C. 

      36 metres

  • 33. 
    How long is each train on the Circle Line?
    • A. 

      65 metres

    • B. 

      70 metres

    • C. 

      75 metres

  • 34. 
    Where is the only fully air-conditioned LRT station in Singapore?
    • A. 

      Compassvale

    • B. 

      Punggol Point

    • C. 

      Ten Mile Junction

  • 35. 
    Dragon Boat Racing can take place, without special permission from PUB, during which hours of the day?
    • A. 

      6am to 6pm

    • B. 

      7am to 7pm

    • C. 

      8am to 8pm

  • 36. 
    Who was the first unpaid Chairman of the Housing Development Board?
    • A. 

      Teh Cheang Wan

    • B. 

      Lim Kim San

    • C. 

      Koh Cher Siang

  • 37. 
    Who was often referred to as the "economic architect" of Singapore?
    • A. 

      Toh Chin Chye

    • B. 

      S. Rajaratnam

    • C. 

      Goh Keng Swee

  • 38. 
    When Singapore gained its independence, who became the first minister of Foreign Affairs?
    • A. 

      S. Rajaratnam

    • B. 

      Toh Chin Chye

    • C. 

      Goh Keng Swee

  • 39. 
    Singapore's total citizen population in 2014 was ___.
    • A. 

      3,313.5 million

    • B. 

      3,343.0 million

    • C. 

      5,469.7 million

  • 40. 
    What is the height restriction on buildings in the area between Bideford, Orchard and Cairnhill Roads? That is, buildings here can only be built up to the level of how many storeys?
    • A. 

      20 storeys

    • B. 

      25 storeys

    • C. 

      30 storeys

  • 41. 
    Name one conservation area in the North East of Singapore.
    • A. 

      Rochester Park

    • B. 

      Ramakrishna Mission

    • C. 

      Matilda House

  • 42. 
    According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, between which months of the year do birds generally migrate to Singapore to escape winter weather?
    • A. 

      Between January and March

    • B. 

      Between September and April

    • C. 

      Between August and September

  • 43. 
    In any bank in Singapore, where can you find all the words to Majulah Singapura?
    • A. 

      $1000 bank note

    • B. 

      On the wall behind the teller

    • C. 

      In the Manager's office

  • 44. 
    Singapore awards the highest cash prize in the world to an athlete winning a gold medal at the Olympics. What is the value of this cash prize?
    • A. 

      500 thousand Singapore dollars

    • B. 

      1 million Singapore dollars

    • C. 

      2 million Singapore dollars

  • 45. 
    With one of the highest rates of lightning activity in the world, in which month of the year are we safest from lightning in Singapore?
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      June

    • C. 

      December

  • 46. 
    When did the Singapore Health Promotion Board launch their myopia prevention plan?
    • A. 

      August 2001

    • B. 

      August 2002

    • C. 

      August 2003

  • 47. 
    Who really invented the ThumbDrive?
    • A. 

      Amir Ban

    • B. 

      Dov Moran

    • C. 

      Henn Tan

  • 48. 
    In 1819 Singapore measured 578.1 square kilometres. What was the official land area size of Singapore in 2014?
    • A. 

      518.3 square kilometres

    • B. 

      618.3 square kilometres

    • C. 

      718.3 square kilometres

  • 49. 
    Including our mainland, how many islands are there in Singapore as of 2014?
    • A. 

      41

    • B. 

      45

    • C. 

      49

  • 50. 
    Where was this photograph taken?
    • A. 

      Singapore Botanical Gardens, Fragrant Garden

    • B. 

      Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome

    • C. 

      Singapore Zoological Gardens, Tropical Crops & Orchid Garden