0 Likes

Bukit Timah
Singapore
Copyright: Avetics
Type: Cylindrical
Resolution: 25600x3502
Uploaded: 18/07/2013
Updated: 11/10/2013
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Alan L
Tropical Parks - Alan L
Alan L
Singapore - Botanical Garden
Michael James Fabian
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Alan L
Singapore-Garden
Alan L
Forest
Daniel Oi
Sunset over the National University of Singapore
Daniel Oi
Laser Laboratory, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
Chit Htwe
Car park at dusk
aliff ali azizan
Masgenuine-i Sg Lui Heights Batu 24
Aram Pan
Dance VR
Didi Lotze
Ion Building
ZZ
Ion Ochard, Singapore
yunzen liu
Water Mill on the yulonghe river
Jan Koehn
Bridge 2
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
Laboratorio do borboletario flores que voam em campos do jordao
Carlos Chegado
Ferrera Beach Apartments Swimming Pool
Kuo-Yao-Tsung
Lukang's Tien Hou Temple
Jan Koehn
Plaza de Toros de Ronda 2
T. Emrich
Daytona Beach Pier
Jan Koehn
Plaza de Toros de Ronda
yunzen liu
The splendid mian Mountains2
Ricardo Murad
Museo de Cerámica Ruiz de Luna, Talavera de la Reina
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
Salto na pista de Bike Park em São Roque
Ricardo Murad
Vista del Puente de Dios desde pintoresco chamizo. Ouslaf – Talembote (Marruecos)
Avetics
PARADISO NUOVA 200m
Avetics
9th Floor
Avetics
D'neste
Avetics
Urban Vista Level 16
Avetics
Urban Vista Level 10.1
Avetics
Science Park 1
Avetics
Urban Vista view at Level 10
Avetics
Bukit Timah
Avetics
Urban Vista Level 10
Avetics
360 Urban Vista Level 10
Avetics
Urban Vista Level 8
Avetics
Dnest33m
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.