70 Singapore Trivia Questions and Answers

Singapore has long evolved to be a prosperous country. It’s a financial epicenter, with immense achievements in urban planning, and now serves as an economic model for developing countries.

For wildlife enthusiasts, Singapore is the place to be. You get to experience the world’s very first night zoo. The Night Safari features over 1,000 animals in their natural environment.

Singapore Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Beyond the bustling cities and islands to die for, there are numerous green spaces. For instance, the nature adventure at PARKROYAL – a hotel-in-a-garden.

You can find fun new things to do while in Singapore. The country holds frequent cultural festivals, major sports, and art events to keep you entertained.

Quiz yourself with this list of Singapore trivia questions and answers, sure to help you broadly understand the country.

 

1. You want to get to Sentosa. Which train station should you stop at?

Harbourfront

 

2. What was Singapore known as during the 14th century?

Sea Town

 

3. When did Singapore become independent?

9 August 1965

 

4. All male citizens and permanent residents must serve as a full-time National Serviceman (NSF) for two years before ORD. What does ORD stand for?

Operationally Ready Date

 

5. What are the colors of the Singaporean flag?

White and Red

 

6. Which country is to the north of Singapore?

Malaysia

 

7. What’s the name of Singapore’s main English lifestyle channel?

Channel 5

 

8. The name “Singapore” is derived from Sanskrit. What is the meaning?

Lion city

 

9. Which is the capital of Singapore?

Singapore

 

10. On which date did Singapore introduce a Goods and Service tax (GST) to increase the strength of its economy?

1 April 1994

 

11. Which is the currency of Singapore?

Dollar

 

12. Who sang the NDP song Home?

Kit Chan

 

13. At the coffee shop, you’re about to order Iced Black Coffee with Less Sugar. What should you say?

Kopi O Siew Dai Beng

 

14. Which country is Singapore the closest to?

Malaysia

 

15. When did Thomas Stamford Raffles land in Singapore?

29 January 1819

 

16. The National Physical Fitness Award (NAPFA) test is a compulsory fitness test all Singaporeans go through in primary and secondary school. How many test stations are there?

Six

 

17. What is the name of Singapore’s international airport?

Changi International Airport

 

18. When did Singapore become a crown colony?

1946

 

19. It was part of our daily routine to sing the national anthem during morning assembly back in school. How many of us actually know the correct lyrics?

Menuju bahagia

 

20. What is the highest point on the island of Singapore?

Bukit Timah

 

21. What is the symbolism of the crescent on Singapore’s flag?

Growth of a young country

 

22. Here’s a playground rhyme that’s sure to bring back memories. It’ll sound like utter nonsense to foreigners, but Singaporeans know what’s up. What is it?

Roti prata char kuay teow

 

23. What is the official language of business and administration in Singapore?

English

 

24. Who was Singapore’s first prime minister?

Lee Kuan Yew

 

25. Which Singlish word is used to describe competitiveness?

Kiasu

 

26. What day did Singapore gain its independence?

August 9, 1965

 

27. Who founded the first British colony in Singapore?

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

 

28. What is the maximum height of skyscrapers allowed in Singapore?

280 metres

 

29. When do Singaporeans get to watch the NDP rehearsal for free with their classmates?

Primary 5

 

30. What is the currency of Singapore?

Dollar

 

31. What language is the medium of instruction in Singaporean schools?

English

 

32. Joseph Schooling made history by clinching Singapore’s first-ever Olympic gold in Rio 2016 for the 100m butterfly. Which brand is Schooling NOT an ambassador of?

Arena

 

33. NS5 is the alpha-numeric code for MRT Stations. What is the name of the MRT Station?

Yew Tee

 

34. Who was the first elected president of Singapore?

Ong Teng Cheong

 

35. What color is the North-East Line on the MRT map?

Purple

 

36. If you are in Singapore and you decide to ‘go across the causeway’, what are you planning to do?

Go to Malaysia

 

37. Who is the winner of the first Singapore Idol?

Taufik Batisah

 

38. Which university is ranked first in the whole of Singapore?

National University of Singapore

 

39. What is the name of the famous street that runs through Singapore’s main commercial district?

Orchard Road

 

40. A lot of Singaporeans live in HDB flats. What does the HDB stand for?

Housing and Development Board

 

41. Which films were directed by Jack Neo?

I Not Stupid, Money No Enough, Ah Boys to Men, and Homerun

 

42. Singapore’s most popular tourist attraction is an island that is completely covered in amusement parks and museums. What is the name of this island?

Sentosa Island

 

43. What is the name of the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore?

The Istana

 

44. What is the name of the bridge that spans the mouth of the Singapore River?

Esplanade Bridge

 

45. In 2000, there was a fight that resulted in property damage and seven injured. What was the cause of the riot?

Hello Kitty dolls

 

46. From February 1942 to September 1945, Singapore remained under the control of which nation?

Japan

 

47. Country erasers are a childhood favorite for many Singaporeans. How is it meant to be played?

The aim of the game is to have one of the flags land on top of the other eraser

 

48. To which imaginary lines are Singapore’s location nearest?

Equator

 

49. What nickname has the city unofficially been referred to since the 1980s?

The ‘fine’ city

 

50. Singapore’s first MRT station, Toa Payoh, opened in what decade?

1980s (1985)

 

51. Old Chang Kee is best known for what type of snack?

Curry puffs

 

52. When was modern Singapore founded?

1819

 

53. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Singapore was?

19.4 degrees, recorded in 1934.

 

54. How long is the term of Singapore’s president?

Six-year term

 

55. When President Obama visited Singapore in 2016, what local dish did he reference in his introductory remarks?

Rojak. (Obama was referring to Singapore’s mix of races, religions and creeds.)

 

56. What Singlish word refers to the practice of claiming a table at a food center by leaving a packet of tissues on a table?

Chope

 

57. Which island just off Singapore’s coast is said to have been formed by an elephant and a pig turning to stone?

Pulau Ubin

 

58. What is written in microtext on the back of the S$1,000 note?

The words of the national anthem

 

59. What Singapore attraction was renovated in 2008 – at great expense – after feng shui experts deemed it was moving in an unlucky direction?

The Singapore Flyer

 

60. If you stretched all of Singapore’s roads end to end, where would they reach?

Hong Kong (3,000km approximately)

 

61. What MRT stations have the anagrams Trauma Pork, Gender Kit and Siri Raps?

Outram Park, Kent Ridge, Pasir Ris

 

62. If you order a cup of “Kopi C”, does it come black or white?

White. Kopi C is coffee with evaporated milk and sugar added.

 

63. What tasty-sounding road is Singapore’s longest?

The “PIE” (Pan-Island Expressway), at 42.8km.

 

64. Approximately how many high-rise buildings does Singapore have?

4,300

 

65. What’s another term for Singapore’s Peranakan community?

Straits-born Chinese or Baba-Nyonya.

 

66. What hill was previously known at various times as Forbidden Hill, Government Hill, Sir Bonham’s Hill, and Flag Hill?

Fort Canning Hill

 

67. What is Singapore’s biggest export?

Electronic integrated circuits (almost 10 percent of all exports)

 

68. When was Lau Pa Sat hawker center built?

1825

 

69. Which ingredient is not found in a traditional Singapore Sling cocktail?

Vodka. The Singapore Sling is a gin-based cocktail.

 

70. What 2018 Disney/Marvel blockbuster has already become the highest-grossing film in Singapore’s box-office history? 

Avengers: Infinity War

 

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