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Singapore, Riverside Point, Clarke Quay

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Singapore is an island nation perched 1 degree North of the equator and at the tip of the Malaysian peninsula. It is home to approximate 4.7 million people (2009 census) and is a popular tourist destination. There is a lively nightlife, much of which centers around the developments surrounding the Singapore River including Boat Quay and Clarke Key.

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A: Read Bridge, Clarke Quay, Singapore

por Ursula & David Molenda, 100 metros de distancia

Read Bridge, Clarke Quay, Singapore

B: Fountain at Clarke Quay, Singapore

por Daniel Oi, 160 metros de distancia

Fountain at Clarke Quay, Singapore

C: Fountain at Clarke Quay

por Daniel Oi, 160 metros de distancia

Fountain at Clarke Quay

D: Clarke Quay

por Aram Pan, 210 metros de distancia

Modern Clarke Quay is a the revamped riverside quay in Singapore. It is located along the Singapore R...

Clarke Quay

E: Clarke Quay, Singapore

por Daniel Oi, 300 metros de distancia

Clarke Quay, Singapore

F: Merry Christmas - Santarinas in 360

por Aram Pan, 400 metros de distancia

Santarinas in 360

Merry Christmas - Santarinas in 360

G: Singaporechinatown5 P

por Travel-Sphere.com, 510 metros de distancia

Singaporechinatown5 P

H: Gourmet Bakkwa in Chinatown, Singapore

por C B Arun Kumar, 550 metros de distancia

The shops and eateries in Chinatown along the New Bridge Road are all decked up for the Chinese New Y...

Gourmet Bakkwa in Chinatown, Singapore

I: Boat Quay, Singapore

por Thomas Humeau, 560 metros de distancia

  Boat Quay is a historical quay in Singapore which is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singap...

Boat Quay, Singapore

J: 1northbridge P

por Travel-Sphere.com, 560 metros de distancia

1northbridge P

Este panorama fue tomado en Singapore

Esta es una vista general de 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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