#15: The Abandoned Istana Woodneuk

Istana Woodneuk is an abandoned mansion located along Tyersall Avenue. It entered the limelight in 2018 when it was revealed by Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, that one of the scenes was inspired by the mansion.

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#14: The Reason Why Singapore Is Called the Little Red Dot

The nickname “Little Red Dot”, a reference to how Singapore is represented in the world map, was first coined by late President of Indonesia Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie in an article published in the Asian Wall Street Journal on August 4th, 1998.

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#12: Singapore Changed Its Timezone Six Times

The last change was made in 1982, when West Malaysia (GMT +7:30) moved their clocks ahead by half an hour to match East Malaysia (GMT+8). Singapore announced that it would follow suit, citing the close working relationship between both countries as well as to facilitate travel and business matters.

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