Posted by: Joel Moss Levinson | October 1, 2009

My Trip to Singapore (4th Grade Essay.)

They just made a post on their page of the winning video entry, and the two runners up. I am happy with my video, but more happy because I did my best to make a video that is something they would like, and they liked it, and then it won the prize, so I am very happy about that.

Here is a link to that page – Link to that page I was talking about.

Also, they called me “Mr. Joel Levinson” which makes me feel like a total grown-up, which I am now. Also because I am married, that is another thing that proves I’m a grown up.

I like Singapore because the people are nice and the food is very nice and everything is green and very clean and they keep the streets clean and it’s safe to walk down them not like in my home when I lived in Hollywood where the streets have a lot of people who get sick and make a mess from either their mouths or they make BM’s and just leave it on the streets for everyone to walk by. Singapore is much cleaner than Hollywood.

Here are some things I learned about Singapore:

* Singapore has the highest per capita rate of millionaires in the world (approx 10%)

* Singapore was originally a small fishing post until about 200 years ago, when Stanford Raffles and the British East India realized it was a very good place for a port town

* Singapore means “Lion town” because an old Sultan said that he once saw a Lion there but since Lions don’t live anywhere Tigers live, everyone agrees that he either dreamed it or was a-lion about it! (That was a pun.)

* In Singapore, you can go to the zoo at night on a “Night Safari” and see all the nocturnal animals, and it makes a lot of sense because normally when I go to the zoo in America all the animals are exhausted because it is hot and they always tell you “most of these animals don’t have sweat glands that’s why they play in the mud” which seems mean to keep them out all the time in the hot sun so kids can poke sticks at them and bang on the glass, but in Singapore, it is nighttime so the animals are all eating and moving around and this one animal called a “Tapir” came right up to the tram and I think it was because he liked how I smelled.

All in all I highly recommend a trip to Singapore because it is awesome!!!


  1. Didn’t the fine people of Singapore cane some kid from Kettering back in the 1990s or something?

    • Yep, but he totally deserved it. He spray painted 18 cars. And also, it was kind of cool because he was a super-spoiled kid who’s mom had a big job in the embassy and stuff and he cried to mommy when they wanted to hit him, and it didn’t do any good and he got what was coming to him. His name was “Michael Faye,” and the story was all over Current Affair and Hard Copy and all that stuff!

  2. Coming from Singapore….I loved the essay. So refreshing. I needed that being so jaded and suffering from the grass is greener elsewhere complex at the moment. I do find it too oppressive here but i do like that it safe to walk the streets at night.

  3. to be honest i felt sorry for Michael Faye when it hit our headlines.

  4. Hi,
    I am agree how Singapore beautiful is…even I never been there I know it is really amazing… I have some couple of friends went singapore last year and they told that the singapore is awsome…….

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