1 Like

Merlion, Marina Bay, Singapore
Singapore
Copyright: Daniel Oi
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 08/04/2012
Uploaded: 22/04/2012
Updated: 09/07/2014
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: singapore; merlion; marina bay
comments powered by Disqus

Willy Kaemena
Daily Light Show at Marina Bay Sands
Johnny Koh
Light of the Merlion
Edgardo Gozun Tumang
Merlion Park
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Singapore Merlion Park (2)
Travel-Sphere.com
Looking Up at Merlion [Singapore]
Willy Kaemena
Small Merlion
Evgeny Efimov
Merlion park at night, Singapore
Daniel Oi
Merlion, Singapore
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Singapore Merlion Park (3)
Didi Lotze
Merlion Singapore
TETSUYAYOSHI.JP
Merlion - Merlion Park, Singapore
Ursula & David Molenda
Merlion Park, Fullerton Square, Singapore
Marcio Cabral
Captain Don's dive point
Jens Remus
House on Fire
Dmitriy (dimfoto)
Nadvratnay hram
David Rowley
Old Ghan Train
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Twins — Двойняшки
Martin Banks
Uhuru peak - Kilimanjaro
Mikhail Nagaitsev
Fish day
heiwa4126
百丈観音
Alexander Adashkevich
Sukhanovo, Arbor «the Temple of Venus». May 2011.
Marek Koszorek
Man-o-War Cove
Aleksandr Reznik
2011 05 16 Vatican Gigapixel View From St Peter Basilica Cupola
tipurano
Dunes of Maspalomas
Daniel Oi
Sunset over Minerve, France
Daniel Oi
Sunset over the National University of Singapore
Daniel Oi
Kinetic Sculpture at the Glasgow Science Centre
Daniel Oi
Wolfson Choir, Cambridge rehearsing in Thessaloniki Concert Hall Foyer
Daniel Oi
Bourse de Bruxelles, Belgium
Daniel Oi
Fun Fair in Leicester Square, London
Daniel Oi
Sunset over Perth, UWA, Western Australia
Daniel Oi
Sunset over St Monans Church, Fife, Scotland
Daniel Oi
St Peters Square, Rome
Daniel Oi
Münsterplatz, Konstanz, Germany
Daniel Oi
Eternal Flame, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia
Daniel Oi
Boats at Badachro, Scotland
More About Singapore

Singapore began as a boat quay at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Its early days bear few written accounts which are made more difficult to interpret due to the many names it has had. Its original name in Malay meant "island at the end" of the peninsula.In the middle ages there was a settlement here with a trading post and fishing village; today Singapore technically contains sixty-three small islands. Here's a good view of the city from Merlion Park and up close at Raffles Place.From the fifteenth century onwards Singapore's warring neighbors took turns taking over control of the city. Over the past five centuries this port city has been the property of Siam, the Majapahit Empire of Java, Thailand, Portugal, Britain, Japan and Malaysia. Singapore finally achieved its independence in 1959 and has existed as the Republic of Singapore, a UN member nation.Singapore is really interesting because it's one of only five sovereign city-states which survived the colonial expansion period of world history. (The others are Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino and Andorra.) Its history as a busy port city has brought traders from all over the world, and their influence is commemorated in some interesting works of art. For example, see the British tea merchants along the Singapore river, and the Asian Civilizations Museum.In the nineteenth century Singapore was a major port for ships traveling between Europe and East Asia. During WWII the Battle of Singapore ended with the largest British surrender in history -- nearly 130,000 troops.Next time you have the chance to pass through Singapore, make sure to visit the zoo and see the white tigers, and be glad there's a fence in between. Also note how clean the city is, even under a bridge.Text by Steve Smith.