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Marina Bay Sands walkway, Singapore

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A: SINGAPORE - Marina Bay Sands 2

Par Julien Mordret, à 70 mètres

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B: Marina Bay Sands, Hotel and Casino

Par Travel-Sphere.com, à 150 mètres

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C: SINGAPORE - Marina Bay Sands 1

Par Julien Mordret, à 160 mètres

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SINGAPORE - Marina Bay Sands 1

D: Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Par Fabian, à 190 mètres

Marina bay Sands, Singapore, Finance District, Singapore River

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

E: TWG Restaurant in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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TWG Restaurant in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

F: Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

Par Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net, à 220 mètres

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Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

G: Rain Oculus in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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Rain Oculus in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

H: On the Bay in front of Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore

Par Christopher O'Grady, à 230 mètres

On the Bay in front of Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. This is where the laser and water show ha...

On the Bay in front of Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore

I: SINGAPORE - The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands

Par Julien Mordret, à 270 mètres

The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands is part of the Marina Bay Sands complex, featuring the Marina bay San...

SINGAPORE - The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands

J: Sunset at Gardens by the Bay [Singapore]

Par Travel-Sphere.com, à 290 mètres

Sunset at Gardens by the Bay [Singapore]

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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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