Singapore Facts, Activities and Printable Map for Kids!

Singapore Facts, Activities and Printable Map for Kids!

By Babysits
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Let’s go island hopping - we’re headed to the Lion City for some Singaporean fun!

Map of Singapore for Kids

Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world. Officially, it is considered a city-state. Take a look at this printable map to see its animals, landmarks, and regions.

Singapore map and landmarks colouring page

Fun Facts about Singapore

There are plenty of fun facts to learn about Singapore! For example, did you know that Singapore has 64 islands that surround the main island? How cool is that? Read on for more!

How many languages do they speak in Singapore?

Did you know that Singapore has four official languages? This means Singapore is an extremely diverse place to live for such a small island! Malay, Tamil, Manderin and English are the four official languages!

Where is Singapore?

Singapore is located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore is north of the Riau Islands of Indonesia and to the west of the South China Sea.

How small is Singapore?

The total size and land area of singapore is 683 square kilometers. Singapore is 42 kilometers in length and 23 kilometers in width! That’s very small!

How many regions in Singapore?

Singapore is divided into 5 regions. Singapore’s regions include Central Region, East Region, North Region, North-East Region and West Region.

Can you label the Singaporean regions? Print out our map of Singapore and put your geography knowledge to the test!

Singapore map colouring page

The National Flag of Singapore and the Lion Head

What does the Singaporean Flag represent?

The Flag of Singapore consists of two halves that are facing horizontally, the red on the top and white on the bottom. The red symbolizes equality, and the white symbolizes eternal purity and virtue. The flag also has a white crescent moon and five white stars in the upper left corner. The stars form a circle and each represents a different value. They stand for democracy, progress, justice, peace, and equality.

Singapore was once a trading post that was controlled by the British Empire. Before the modern flag that Singapore has today, the Union Jack was flown for Singapore. In 1959, the national flag was introduced to the public when Singapore was given the right to self-rule. Singapore gained full independence later in 1965 as the Republic of Singapore.

What does the Lion Head represent?

Singapore is known as the Lion City, so the lion was chosen to represent the city as a powerful symbol that also shows Singapore’s history. The Lion Head represents Singapore’s national values of courage, excellence, and strength. It is red against a white background, the same colours as the National Flag. The mane of the lion is parted five ways to represents the values of the five stars of the National Flag.

The name Singapore comes from the Malay name 'Singa Pura' (which means "Lion City"). The story goes that a prince from Palembang named the island Singa Pura when he got to shore and saw a creature that he thought was a lion. Although the lion is Singapore’s national animal, lions have never lived in Singapore.

Print out the Singaporean flag and Lion Head colouring pages and see if you can remember what colours they have! See also our Singapore Skyline colouring page!

Singapore flag colouring page

Singapore Lion Head colouring page

Singapore Skyline colouring page

Supertree Grove Facts for Kids

The Supertree Grove is a system of 18 tree-like structures that create a vertical garden. The towering trees with their large canopies give shade from the sun during the day, and light up at night with amazing sounds.

Singapore Supertree Grove

  • The Supertrees are made of a concrete core, a steel trunk with panels for plants to grow, and a canopy tree top.
  • The Supertrees have over 158,000 plants and over 700 species of bromeliads, orchids, ferns and tropical flowering vines.
  • Did you know that the plants on the Supertrees come from many different countries? For example, Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica!
  • The Supertrees are environmentally sustainable! Some of them have special cells that suck up the sun’s energy when the trees light up at night.
  • Did you know that a Supertree is as tall as a building with 16 stories!
  • The Supertree Grove has a Skyway where you can walk along the treeline. The Skyway is 22 meters high and 123 meters long!

Animals of Singapore Colouring Pages

What's your favourite Singaporean animal? Although Singapore may be small, the islands are home to many iconic species like the Raffles Banded langur and the Sunda Pied hornbill.

Hornbill Facts for Kids

Hornbills are very iconic birds in Southeast Asia! Read on to discover fascinating facts about the Sunda Pied hornbill in Singapore:

Hornbills in the trees

  • Did you know? The Sunda Pied hornbill is actually the smallest type of hornbill in all of Asia!
  • Sunda Pied hornbills are monogamous! That means that they have one partner their whole life! How sweet.
  • Sunda Pied hornbills use nests left by others. This means that habitat loss has made it harder for them to find nesting sites.
  • In Singapore, the Sunda Pied hornbill disappeared for 70 years due to urbanisation but was rediscovered in 1994. Amazing!
  • Conservationists in Singapore made many nests for the birds, so there are at least 100 now in Singapore! That’s good news!
  • The Sunda Pied hornbill can be seen on the island of Pulau Ubin!
  • The hornbills can also be spotted in Changi Village, East Coast Park and the Botanic Gardens. Next time you're there, try to spot one!

Print out our artisitic hornbill colouring page!

Hornbill bird colouring page

Langur Facts for Kids

Langurs are one of Singapore’s most special animals! Read on to learn all about the Raffles Banded langur that is only found in Singapore.

Baby langur

  • The Raffles Banded langur is a very important species in Singapore! The monkeys can only be found in Singapore and Johor in Malaysia.
  • There are only around 60 Raffles Banded langurs left in Singapore, but the numbers are increasing due to conservation efforts.
  • The most noticeable feature of the Raffles Banded langur is its white fur that forms a band on its chest and on its legs. The rest of its fur is black.
  • Baby Raffles Banded lagurs are born white and then turn black after 10 months! How cool!
  • Langurs eat a lot of leaves! That’s why its second name is the Banded Leaf monkey.
  • Langurs use a lot of different sounds to talk to each other! They bark, scream, honk and rumble! The male Raffle Banded langur makes a ke-ke-ke sound!
  • If you want to spot a Raffles Banded langur, go to Old Upper Thomson Road and the Lower Peirce Reservoir boardwalk in the morning. If you look high up in the trees!

Print out our adorable langur colouring page!

Langur colouring page

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