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Matthew Field
Singapore marina esplanade at night
Willy Kaemena
Chinese New Year on the floating stadium
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Christopher O'Grady
Singapore Waiting For The Fireworks
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Johnny Koh
The Helix Bridge
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Lim Zhi Min
The Helix Bridge
Jonathan Danker
Esplanade Rooftop 360
Jonathan Danker
Esplanade exterior 360
Daniel Oi
Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade, Singapore
Lim Zhi Min
Inside Outdoor Theatre At Esplanade
Igor Leontyev
Manhattan
Andy Bryant
Col de l'Arc close to Pic St Michel on the edge of the Vercors
Cafe EL oued
Henk-Jan de Jong
Teylers Museum, Haarlem. The Oval Room
Kristo Rihm
Interior of an armoured car in Hiiumaa Military Museum
yunzen liu
Tibetan dwellings---qiangjiuzhuoma home 2 Nyingchi tibet
Eugen Festeu
Turda salt mine - the lake level
Arroz Marisco
Annapurna Base Camp at Noon
Marcio Cabral
Glacier Perito Moreno
Marcio Cabral
Torres del Paine at sunrise
Sven Fennema
Metropolis - A futuristic view of Paris
Marek Kosiba
Flight above the Clouds
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プリア ピトゥ X (アンコール遺跡) [カンボジア]
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Ta Prohm (Angkorian Ruin)- Supoan Roots like a Giant Snake [Cambodia]
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Pre Rup (Prae Roup, Angkorian Temple) [Cambodia]
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カラン リバーサイド パーク [シンガポール]
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Preah Pithu X (Angkorian Ruin) from the South [Cambodia]
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Sundown at Wat Arun [Bangkok, Thailand]
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Phnom Krom (Angkorian temple) [Cambodia]
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Chau Say Tevoda (Angkorian Temple) from the North [Cambodia]
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マイダーリン レストラン (ランブットリ通り) [バンコク, タイ]
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Wat Arun [Bangkok, Thailand]
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Pagoda Laem Sor Temple
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.