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Bilder in der Nähe von Singapore

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A: Marina Bay 2012

von Willy Kaemena, 20 Meter entfernt

Wikipedia: "Master Plan for Marina BayThe URA Master Plan for Marina Bay aims to encourage a mix of u...

Marina Bay 2012

B: The night of Singarope

von ZZ, 60 Meter entfernt

The night of Singarope

C: Esplanade Bridge, Singapore

von Jedsada Puangsaichai, 60 Meter entfernt

Esplanade Bridge, Singapore

D: Esplanade, Singapore

von Evgeny Efimov, 70 Meter entfernt

Esplanade, Singapore

E: Esplanade at night, Singapore

von Evgeny Efimov, 80 Meter entfernt

Esplanade at night, Singapore

F: Night view from the Esplanade Bridge, Singapore

von Evgeny Efimov, 110 Meter entfernt

Night view from the Esplanade Bridge, Singapore

G: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay Singapore Night Scene

von Lim Zhi Min, 110 Meter entfernt

Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay Singapore is a purpose-built centre for performing arts for the island...

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay Singapore Night Scene

H: Spherical Panorama of Marina Bay, Singapore

von Travel-Sphere.com, 120 Meter entfernt

A view of spherical 360° Marina Bay from the middle of the bridge. You can see construction  for anot...

Spherical Panorama of Marina Bay, Singapore

I: Liveatesplanademosaicmusicfestival Lr

von Travel-Sphere.com, 120 Meter entfernt

Liveatesplanademosaicmusicfestival Lr

J: Marina Bay, Singapore

von Michael James Fabian, 140 Meter entfernt

This is Marina bay in Singapore shot in the afternoon around 6:20pm on 25 June 2011. I was standing a...

Marina Bay, Singapore

Das Panorama wurde in Singapore aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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