Singapore marina esplanade at night
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Panoramabillede af Matthew Field EXPERT Taget 11:37, 16/05/2010 - Views loading...

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Singapore marina esplanade at night

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Billeder tæt på Singapore

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A: Singapore Waiting For The Fireworks

Af Christopher O'Grady, 50 meter væk

We arrived at this spot at about 5pm to wait for the fireworks at midnight. Good thing we did! It was...

Singapore Waiting For The Fireworks

B: Giantdandelionsatmarinabay Lr

Af Travel-Sphere.com, 50 meter væk

Giantdandelionsatmarinabay Lr

C: Esplanademarinabay Lr

Af Travel-Sphere.com, 110 meter væk

Esplanademarinabay Lr

D: Cnyfestival1 P

Af Travel-Sphere.com, 110 meter væk

Cnyfestival1 P

E: Sailorjerryatesplanade Lr

Af Travel-Sphere.com, 120 meter væk

Sailorjerryatesplanade Lr

F: Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade, Singapore

Af Daniel Oi, 130 meter væk

Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade, Singapore

G: Inside Outdoor Theatre At Esplanade

Af Lim Zhi Min, 130 meter væk

Inside Outdoor Theatre At Esplanade Fronting the 300m long waterfront along Marina Bay, the outdoor t...

Inside Outdoor Theatre At Esplanade

H: The Outdoor Theatre At Esplanade

Af Lim Zhi Min, 130 meter væk

Outdoor Theatre At Esplanade Fronting the 300m long waterfront along Marina Bay, the outdoor theatre ...

The Outdoor Theatre At Esplanade

I: Esplanade Rooftop 360

Af Jonathan Danker, 130 meter væk

360 panorama from the rooftop of Esplanade mall.

Esplanade Rooftop 360

J: Esplanade exterior 360

Af Jonathan Danker, 130 meter væk

Trying out the ability to shoot 360 panoramas in crowded areas.

Esplanade exterior 360

Dette panorama blev taget i Singapore

Dette er et overblik over 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.

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