Whether you’re a new expat or an old hand, discover how much you know about living in Singapore with our trivia challenge. Your 20 questions start … now!
#1 Which vegetable does the “carrot” in the hawker dish of carrot cake actually refer to?
#2 What type of large animal escaped Singapore Zoo in 1974 and spent around seven weeks hanging out in the Seletar Reservoir?
#3 Which side of Singapore is hotter and drier, the east or the west?
#4 Which of the following teams does not play in the Singapore Premier League: Geylang United; Bukit Timah Bears; Tampines Rovers?
#5 Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie designed which iconic Singapore building?
#6 What are you doing if you “chope”?
#7 Changi Airport is portrayed on which Singapore coin?
#8 How many Oriental Pied Hornbills are thought to inhabit the island: 5-10, 35-40, 60-100?
#9 The Istana is the official residence of who?
#10 Which MRT stations have the anagrams Lacquer Yak, An Oven and Chirping Aorta?
#11 Name the 2018 smash-hit Hollywood film set in Singapore.
#12 What will you get if you ask for a cup of tea halia in a Singapore kopitiam?
#13 The former name of which Singapore location translates as “the island of death from behind”?
#14 In which year did Lee Kuan Yew step down as Prime Minister?
#15 Which of these is not a ride at Universal Studios: Revenge of the Mummy, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase, The Jedi Jouster?
#16 Who described the surrender of Singapore’s British forces to the Japanese in 1942 as “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history”?
#17 Which Singlish word, starting with “a”, is used to denote shock or surprise?
#18 Which is longer, the CTE, KJE or PIE?
#19 There are four official languages in Singapore, but which one is the “national language”?
#20 The world’s longest non-stop international flight goes from Singapore to where?
Scroll down for the answers!
#2 A hippopotamus (named Congo)
#3 The east
#4 Bukit Timah Bears
#5 Marina Bay Sands
#6 Leaving an object (often a packet of tissues) on a public table to indicate that you have “reserved” that table – particularly common in hawker centres
#7 20 cents
#9 The President of Singapore
#10 Clarke Quay, Novena, Changi Airport
#11 Crazy Rich Asians
#12 Ginger tea
#14 1990 (at the time, he had become the longest-serving Prime Minister in the world)
#15 The Jedi Jouster
#16 Sir Winston Churchill
#18 The PIE (42.8km)
#20 New York City
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