0 Likes

Helix Bridge, Singapore
Singapore
Copyright: Daniel Oi
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Subida: 08/05/2012
Actualizado: 09/07/2014
Número de vistas:

...


Tags: singapore; bridge
comments powered by Disqus

Travel-Sphere.com
Mbsbridge Lr
Evgeny Efimov
View from the Helix Bridge, Singapore
Johnny Koh
Garden of Light
Fabian
Helix Bridge with the Skyline Singapore
Willy Kaemena
Singapore The Helix Bridge 2012
Daniel Oi
Helix Bridge
Evgeny Efimov
View from the Helix Bridge at night, Singapore
Daniel Oi
Helix Bridge, Viewing Platform
ZZ
The night of Singarope II
Evgeny Efimov
Night view from the Helix Bridge, Singapore
Willy Kaemena
Helix Bridge Marina Bay
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Marina Bay Sands viewed from the Helix Bridge, Singapore
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Nascar Racetrack I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, NE
Cheng Gang
Night of Beishan Road
Tord Remme
View from Fisherman's Bastion, Buda Castle, Budapest
Ola Heloe
Ice cave Leirbreen glacier
Michael Malag
Sharq seaside sunrise
Stefan Huber
T08 erster schnee tv 1 5 14000
Olley
Cape Royal
Marcio Cabral
Mysterious Lagoon Diving
Wojciech Fuchs
"Pasternik" cemetery in Krakow at night time
Paul Emck
Inside a Red Apple Tree
Sergei Alexandrov
Burano, VE, Italia
Y Takeichi
Evening view from Tokyo Skytree
Daniel Oi
Sunset over Minerve, France
Daniel Oi
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England
Daniel Oi
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling, Scotland
Daniel Oi
Chapel at the American Cemetery, Cambridge
Daniel Oi
Dusk over Seafarers Bridge, Melbourne, Australia
Daniel Oi
Laser Laboratory, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
Daniel Oi
Chester Cathedral, England
Daniel Oi
Eternal Flame, Congress Column, Brussels
Daniel Oi
Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore
Daniel Oi
Eiffel Tower at Night
Daniel Oi
Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews, Scotland
Daniel Oi
Fountain at Clarke Quay
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.