Badminton Pair With Most Doubles Titles

Ong Poh Lim and Ismail Marjun were the first duo to participate at the All-England Cup in 1951, where they emerged runners-up. They also swept the Singapore Open doubles titles for four consecutive years from 1952-1955. They went on to win many tournaments including the Danish, French and British titles, among others. Ong was well-known for his tricky ‘crocodile serve.’ Read More »

World’s Most Comprehensive Collection Of Pelicans

The Pelican Cove, which spans 2,500 sq m at the Jurong Bird Park houses the most comprehensive collection of pelicans in the world, with over 40 birds, including all 7 species of the pelican family. The cove, which is designed to simulate the pelican’s habitat, boasts the world’s only underwater viewing of pelican feeding, allowing visitors to observe the birds’ underwater feeding behaviour. Read More »

World’s Most Poisonous Crab

The colourful mosaic crab (Lophozozymus pictor) found in Singapore waters, is the world’s most poisonous crab. Its shell contains saxitoxin. Gram for gram, it is 1,000 times more deadly than cyanide. If consumed it causes paralysis and death, even after cooking. Read More »

World’s Longest Skating Distance Covered In 24 Hr

Sandy Snakenberg broke the 24-hr speed skating world record by skating 504.92 km from 30-31 Oct 1999 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. In 1991, he won the longest single-day race in the world, skating 138 miles from Fresno, California, to Bakersfield in 9 hr 22 min. Snakenberg currently runs AG Sports and Skate Pro training programmes in Singapore. Read More »

World’s Smallest Domestic Cat

The Singapura Cat, native of Singapore, entered the Guinness as the smallest breed of domestic cats. The cat is a combination of both the ticked coat pattern and the dark brown in colour. In the early 1970s, the Singapura cat was brought to the US and in 1982, this breed was accepted for registration by the Cat Fanciers Association and given championship status in 1988. The breed is also known ... Read More »

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