23 July 2015

#930 Singapore

Singapore,, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a modern city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator; it is also separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the north, and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to the south. Singapore's territory consists of the diamond-shaped main island, commonly referred to as Singapore Island in English and Pulau Ujong in Malay, and more than 60 significantly smaller islets; also, land reclamation has been used to expand Singapore's land area, which is highly urbanised.

About some facts written on the postcard:

Fandi bin AhmadPBM (born 29 May 1962) is a retired Singaporean footballer who is currently the head coach of LionsXII in the Malaysian Super League. He mainly played as a striker, but could also play as a midfielder. He played for Malaysia Cup state sides Singapore FAKuala Lumpur FA and Pahang FA and won titles with all three, including two Doubles in 1992 and 1994, and the Golden Boot in 1988. Fandi also played for Niac Mitra (Indonesia), Groningen (Netherlands), Geylang United (Singapore) and SAFFC (Singapore). With the Singapore national football team, Fandi won 101 caps, scored 55 goals, won three Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) silver medals and was captain from 1993 to 1997. He managed SAFFC, Pelita Raya (Indonesia) and Johor Darul Takzim (Malaysia), served as assistant national coach and runs the Fandi Ahmad Academy. As a 1994 winner of the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (state medal), the first Singaporean footballer to play in Europe, the first Singaporean millionaire sportsperson and first Singaporean sportsperson to have a published biography, Fandi has been called a national legend.

Gurmit Ottawan Singh (born 24 March 1965;(Punjabiਗੁਰਮੀਤ ਓਤ੍ਤਵਨ ਸਿੰਘChinese葛米星pinyinGémǐ Xīng), better known as Gurmit Singh, is a Singaporean actor, host and comedy performer. He is best known for his role in Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, and was an artiste in MediaCorp.

Sng Ee Tze (born 23 July 1978), better known as Stefanie Sun, Sun Yanzi, and known to fans as 13姐 ("13th sister"), is a Singaporean singer-songwriter. She has sold over 30 million copies of her albums during the span of her career thus far. She is based in Taiwan, as she does the majority of her recordings there. Her popularity extends to China, Malaysia and her native Singapore.

Vanda 'Miss Joaquim' (Chinese卓锦万代兰/卓錦萬代蘭), also known as the Singapore Orchid and the Princess Aloha Orchid and incorrectly as Vanda 'Miss Agnes Joaquim', is a hybrid orchid cultivar that is Singapore's national flower. For its resilence and year round blooming quality, it was chosen on 15 April 1981 to represent Singapore's uniqueness and hybrid culture. Botanically, this plant has been transferred to the genus Papilionanthe.

Bukit Timah is an area in Singapore and a hill in that area. Bukit Timah is located near the centre of the Singapore main island. The hill stands at an altitude of 163.63 metres (537 ft.) and is the highest natural point in the city-state of Singapore. The surrounding area is an urban planning area known as Bukit Timah Planning Area under the Urban Redevelopment Authority and is part of the Central Region and lies 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the city's central business district, the Central Area.

The Merlion (MalaySinga-Laut) is a traditional creature in western heraldry that depicts a creature with a lion's head and a body of a fish.

In Singapore, it has become a marketing icon used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.

Thank you, Candice !

Sent on: July 15, 2015
Received on: July 23, 2015

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