‘Singapore is a pretty fantastic place, and the race is always a challenge’ Romain Grosjean
Singapore has a special culture and stuff that you can’t discover anywhere else in the world. Are you interested to visit Singapore? Nowadays, it is simple to plan for a Singapore tourism especially when you purchase all inclusive tour packages. Apart from package booking, you should also know about the culture and lifestyle of Singapore before entering the city. Here in this blog, we have listed 10 special things you can see only in Singapore. It will be helpful for you to know more about the people and culture.
1) Tissue culture in food courts and hawker centers
Here, people book seats through tissues. Throughout lunch hour between 12.00 PM to 2 PM, in case you come off to be in hawker centre or food court, watch all over you. You will notice every lady will place a pack of tissue on the table. It appears that this is an unexpressed order that everyone adheres. Therefore if you next time while you are searching seat, if you notice a pack of tissue on the table, it indicates that the seat is preoccupied or taken and please do not take that seat.
2) Prohibiting of chewing gum
Chewing gum was prohibited in Singapore under the “Regulation of Imports and Exports (Chewing Gum) Regulations. This rule was created in 1992 for the reason that people disposed the gum wrongly. Some have attached them below walls, MRT chairs, keyholes, lift buttons or public areas. It had raised the preservation expenditure and also a horrible prospect. If you believe it is acceptable to carry chewing gum into Singapore for personal eat up, you are mistaken. Under the law, you are not authorized to do that.
3) Certificate of Entitlement
The certificate of entitlement is made by Singapore government to manage the number of cars on the road. If you wish to purchase a new car in Singapore, you are obliged to demand for the privilege to own a car. You can whether do it by yourself or through the car agents. Certificate of Entitlement bidding begins on the first and third Monday of the month.
Singlish is well-known as Singapore English. It is a blend of Malay, Hokkien and English. If you watch out, you will hear them very frequently. You may listen to it from the housewives, taxi drivers, hawker owners and students.
5) Shocking photographs on smoking boxes
To push people to give up smoking, Singapore government had enforced all cigarette boxes to show shocking photos of the injurious effects of smoking.
6) Parents volunteer work for Primary school education
It is an exclusive spectacle in Singapore for school to permit parents volunteer to carry out work in order to get a superior possibility for the child to go into the Primary school. In case it is a top school, several parents would struggle for a spot in a restricted group of volunteers. It is improbable you will stumble on this anywhere else in the world.
7) Singapore Sling
It is a cocktail that was created by Ngiam Tong Boon beneficial to the Long bar in Raffles Hotel in Singapore for a while between 1910 and 1915. This cocktail is offered on all Singapore Airlines flights and is complimentary on the entire categories of travel.
8) Interactive Toilets
Interactive toilets at Changi airport allow people to rate the toilet services (after use). You can rate the service by touching the rating symbol (excellent, good, average, poor and very poor) displayed on screen.
9) The highly active Air Force Marshalls
Here the Air Force Marshalls dance while giving instructions.
10) Businesses and shops with amazing names
Here the local shops, restaurants and bars have amazing names. The prices of food items are displayed extensively on all sides of shops. If you haven’t been to Singapore, now is the time to.