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Some Facts About Lil Red Dot

on April 13, 2017

I found out the following interesting facts about Singapore or I fondly call my lil red dot:

FUN FACT 1

Lil Red Dot is the 3rd largest world importer of Whisky with USA taking top spot and France in the 2nd spot.

The quantity imported into Lil Red Dot would mean each person drinking 15 bottles a day! But it is not for our consumption!

We are a trade whisky hub and whisky we import is re-exported to the region.

FUN FACT 2

Burials in Singapore’s only graveyard plots in Choa Chu Kang are leased for only 15 years. 

After that, the dead are exhumed and cremated. Land scarcity!

For religions who forbid cremation like Jews, it then means that the individual bodies are gathered into 8 or 16 bodies to be reburied together once the lease expires. 

FUN FACT 3

Dead bodies that undergo embalming have bodily fluids drained into white buckets and incinerated. 

In other countries it goes into the sewage system, but here in lil red dot, we have newater i.e. recycled water. So, bodily fluids extracted for embalming cannot be discharged into sewers.

FUN FACT 4

6 sided container for a dead body is called a casket, whilst a 4 sided container is called a coffin.

FUN FACT 5

We used to have 1 metre long clams that can feed 14 people over 16 weeks. These are now extinct and are grown in St John’s island to perpetuate this species by National University of Singapore’s marine biologists.

Little nuggets of information I never knew.

Good Friday is on the horizon. Tomorrow, I will get to watch on TV, Christian Bale in his role as Moses.

Wishing all Christians, a holy Friday and a joyous Easter! Enjoy hot cross buns and easter egg hunting!

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11 responses to “Some Facts About Lil Red Dot

  1. Interesting! The more I learn about Singapore the more I would like to visit…15 foot clams!! 🌏🌌😺💞xx

  2. calmkate says:

    Fascinating facts, especially those around death and burial, thanks. Do you get a long weekend? Enjoy …

  3. Whisky and death … surely no connection? 😉

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