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  1. Which Englishman in 1819 established a British trading post on the island?
  2. Singapore is an island country off the southern tip of which peninsula?
  3. The English name of "Singapore" is derived from the Sanskrit word Simhapura. If pura means "city" what does "simha" mean?
  4. Singapore lies about one degree of latitude north of which line?

  5. Singapore has four official languages: English and Malay are two, can you name the other two?
  6. Due to its high growth rate economy, Singapore was labelled one of the four Asian tigers. Which three other East Asian economies make up this four?
  7. On 9 August 1965, Singapore separated from which country to become an independent and sovereign state?
  8. What name is given to the official residence and office of the president of Singapore?
  9. Vesak Day is a public holiday in Singapore. It is a celebration in which religion? (Hint: A third of Singaporeans are of this religion.)
  10. Marina Bay Sands is a stunning icon of Singapore's city skyline. It consists of 3 skyscrapers that support a Sky Park in the shape of a what?


  1. Sir Stamford Raffles
  2. Malay Peninsula
  3. Lion (Singapore translates as "Lion City")
  4. The equator
  5. Mandarin, and Tamil
  6. Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea
  7. Malaysia
  8. The Istana
  9. Buddhism
  10. Boat-shaped