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Singing the Praises of Singapore

Located between Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore is an island that's small in size but big in reputation. Spanning only 683 square kilometers, it is one of the busiest ports in the world and a major business center. Currently, pharmaceuticals, finance, and technology are what bring many visitors to Singapore. But those are not all that Singapore has to offer.

The Suntec City Mall is an enormous commercial area and convention center that boasts the Fountain of Wealth, the largest fountain in the world. Together, they are part of a unique feng shui design that resembles the palm and fingers of a hand from an aerial view.

For those who like nocturnal action, Singapore's Night Safari is a zoo with over 900 animals and is open until midnight. Outside of the zoo, you're bound to continue seeing amazing animals, including one with a lion's head and fish's body. Known as the Merlion, this statue serves as the symbol of Singapore.

Now that you know a few of the things you can do in Singapore, what about a few that you can't? Chewing gum, for example, is illegal unless it's for medical purposes. Only licensed pharmacists are allowed to sell it. Smuggling it into Singapore could mean one year in jail or a $218,000 fine. In Singapore, make sure you don't forget to flush the toilet because failure to do so equals a $10,000 fine.

If you're ready to discover a place on the cutting edge and you've got the manners to match, Singapore is the perfect destination.

     
  1. According to the article, Singapore is better known for its ______.
       
    (A) numerous markets and zoos
    (B) illegal trade and corruption
    (C) resemblance to a hand from the air
    (D)

role in the international business arena

       
  2. The Night Safari is _____.
       
    (A) a zoo where only lions can be seen at night
    (B)

a zoo that is open until midnight

    (C) the statue and symbol of Singapore
    (D) a place where 900 rare species live
       
  3. Under what circumstances is it legal to chew gum in Singapore?
       
    (A) If you have a license.
    (B) If you pay a fine.
    (C)

If you have a special medical condition.

    (D) If you bring it into the country yourself.
       
      resemble   to look like
           
      nocturnal   relating to the night
           
      cutting edge   the position of greatest advancement
           
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  Answers : 1) D    2) B    3) C
 
 
 
 
 

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