1 Like

Boat Quay
Singapore

Singapore Boat Quay. Where the history of Singapore began.

Copyright: Willy kaemena
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Chargée: 11/03/2009
Mis à jour: 07/10/2013
Affichages ::

...


Tags:
  • Emily Nelson about 1 year ago
    This is beautiful! I love the lights in the river.
  • comments powered by Disqus

    Ursula & David Molenda
    Singapore River
    Willy Kaemena
    Boat Quay
    Jedsada Puangsaichai
    Singapore River (2)
    Evgeny Efimov
    Boat Quay, Singapore
    Travel-Sphere.com
    Indochinerestaurant Lr1
    Daniel Oi
    Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
    Travel-Sphere.com
    Asiancivilisationsmuseum Lr 3
    Didi Lotze
    Asian Civilisations Museum
    Michael James Fabian
    Singapore River @ Boat Quay
    Willy Kaemena
    ACM
    Jedsada Puangsaichai
    Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore
    Willy Kaemena
    Cavenagh Bridge
    FunkBox Imagineering
    Ai Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Namibia
    Manuel Schaefer
    Yamseller, Benin City, Nigeria
    Hans Molenkamp
    National Library Budapest
    Jedsada Puangsaichai
    Wat Sa Si, Sukhothai Historical Park
    Henk Keijzer
    Naturalis, the Dutch National Natural History Museum in Leiden
    Rommel Bundalian
    Gota 1 2
    FunkBox Imagineering
    Sunset over Ntwetwe Pan overlooking the Makgadikgadi Game Reserve Botswana
    Willy Kaemena
    GCR Dome Car
    Henk Keijzer
    Octogonal Courtyard in the Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy
    Louis-Alexis Fontaine
    081102 Ranohira Mada 004
    Rolf Ris
    Matterhorn
    George Atanasov
    The old Church inKremikovtsy Monastery
    Willy Kaemena
    Shinkansen Bullet Train 1964
    Willy Kaemena
    DB Regio Doppelstockwagen
    Willy Kaemena
    Palmela Castle
    Willy Kaemena
    Renaissance Makati
    Willy Kaemena
    Train to Latakia
    Willy Kaemena
    Glockenspiel
    Willy Kaemena
    Irsching
    Willy Kaemena
    Innotrans 2010 Koncar EMU
    Willy Kaemena
    Porto
    Willy Kaemena
    Munich Olympic Tower
    Willy Kaemena
    SELJALANDSFOSS Waterfall
    Willy Kaemena
    Panorama Workshop Group
    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.