Singapore (also Singapore) – interesting facts about the country and its gold coins

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Singapore is a sunny, tropical island in Southeast Asia, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The city-state is 710 square kilometers in size and, as of early 2023, is inhabited by nearly six million people belonging to four major communities: Chinese (majority), Malays, Indians and Eurasians.

There are only three city-states in the world, and Singapore is one of them, along with Monaco and Vatican City.

Currency: Singapore Dollar

The national animal of Singapore: the Asiatic lion

The national flower of Singapore: the hybrid orchid. The botanical name is Orchidaceae

The national bird of Singapore: the crimson sunbird

Languages: In addition to the English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil languages that Singaporeans speak, there is a fifth language, a local jargon called Singlish.


Sights in Singapore

Temple of the Tooth Relic of Buddha

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a religious and cultural institution that houses a relic believed to be a tooth of Buddha.

The temple of the tooth relic of Buddha is very unusual. When a Buddhist temple was first proposed for Singapore’s Chinatown in the late 1980s, it was to be a more traditional temple at the time. Later it became the Tooth Relic Temple, where a tooth relic of Buddha is kept. The Buddha’s tooth relic is housed in a huge stupa that weighs a whopping 3,500 kilograms and is made of 320 kilograms of gold, 234 kilograms of which were donated by believers.

The Singapore Night Safari is the first night zoo in the world. It takes place between 7 pm and midnight and lasts 3-4 hours. The animals of the night safari, including gaur (“Bos gaurus” is the largest living representative of cattle), chital deer, Asian elephants and rhinos, are made visible to visitors by lighting. While the more peaceful animals like the deer roam freely in the park, the wilder animals like tigers and lions are kept in closed enclosures for safety reasons.

The ArtScience Museum is a cultural landmark of Singapore and a must for every visitor. The goal is to explore where art, science, culture and technology come together. There, at the interface of art and science, innovations and new ideas are born.


Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a national garden and a premier horticultural attraction for local and international visitors. It is an excellent example of horticulture and garden art that presents the plant world in a whole new way that is both entertaining and educational, with plants rarely seen in this part of the world, from species from cool temperate climates to tropical forests and habitats.


Skybars in Singapore

On the top floors of the skyscrapers in Singapore hide numerous hip rooftop bars, which are definitely worth seeing.


Little India / Little India

Little India is a traditional Indian neighborhood that you can explore to learn about Indian culture, heritage, Hindu temples, Indian food and people. It is one of the most colorful historic districts in Singapore.

Name: The Little India area is said to have developed around a former settlement for Indian convicts.


S.E.A. Aquarium Singapore

The S.E.A. Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It was opened in November 2012. Ocean Dreams offers a unique overnight experience where visitors can catch a glimpse of marine life after dark.


Orchard Road / Orchard Street

Orchard Road is home to numerous luxury fashion stores. There are more than 5000 fashion and lifestyle retail stores, hundreds of restaurants, bars and cafes, etc.

It is said that Orchard Road got its name from the orchards and plantations that existed in the area until the turn of the 20th century. It is considered the most famous street in the city.


Marina Bay Sands (also known as MBS) is an integrated resort located at Marina Bay in Singapore. When it opened in 2010, it was considered the most expensive free-standing casino in the world.

The most famous of the attractions is the stunning infinity pool. Tourists from all over the world travel to take a dip in the world’s largest rooftop pool while enjoying the impressive Singapore skyline.



In the past an enclave for Singapore’s Chinese immigrants, Chinatown is now a popular mix of old and new. Here, visitors will find historic temples and medical halls alongside award-winning bars and restaurants.



Singapore gold coins

The Singapore Mint

The Singapore Mint was founded in 1968 to mint circulation coins for the newly independent nation. Over the years, the Singapore Mint has evolved from a simple mint to a fully integrated company encompassing program concept, product design, marketing, sales and distribution with customer service. Singapore Mint has become one of the industry’s leading innovative mints, capable of producing the highest quality coins and medals.

The Singapore Mint has developed hybrid techniques to provide circulation, commemorative and collector coins with high security and innovative features. Combining advanced minting technologies with authentic craftsmanship, the Singapore Mint is one of the few mints in the world that still maintains a team of highly skilled artisans who add intricate elements that can only be achieved through human handwork.

As a testament to the high quality of its craftsmanship, the Singapore Mint has received several international awards, and its growing reputation has attracted considerable international interest. The mint was commissioned by coin issuing authorities around the world to produce their coins.

In addition to producing coins and medallions, the Singapore Mint also offers high-quality currency-related gifts and collectibles, lifestyle products, and services for the local and international markets.

The Singapore Mint is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries.



RareCoin gold coins highlights from Singapore: Singapore – “Year of the Dragon” 100 Singold 1oz 1988 – Singapore – 150 Dollars Founding of Singapore – Gold – NGC MS66 Natura Prestige Set of 4 Leopard 1998 Gold Proof South Africa – Feature: Award Winner 1998 at the Singapore Mint Fair


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