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Panoramic photo by Aram Pan EXPERT Taken 06:48, 05/09/2008 - Views loading...


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A dancer shot in a studio. A little something I was experimenting with one fine day. The studio is a large square room painted completely white.

Dancer: Serene Heng

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Nearby images in Singapore


A: Masgenuine-i Sg Lui Heights Batu 24

by aliff ali azizan, 1.4 km away

A development by Masgenuine-i in Hulu Langat. Site is still under development for infrastructure such...

Masgenuine-i Sg Lui Heights Batu 24

B: Car park at dusk

by Chit Htwe, 3.0 km away

Car park at dusk

C: Jurung bird park, Flamingo Lake

by Min Heo, 5.0 km away

Jurung bird park, Flamingo Lake

D: Jurung Bird Park, Pelican Cove

by Min Heo, 5.0 km away

Jurung Bird Park, Pelican Cove

E: Bukit Timah

by Avetics, 5.1 km away

Bukit Timah

H: Tropical Parks - Alan L

by Alan L, 7.6 km away

Tropical Parks - Alan L

I: Singapore - Botanical Garden

by Alan L, 8.2 km away

Singapore - Botanical Garden

J: Singapore Botanic Gardens

by Michael James Fabian, 8.2 km away

This is part of the 74-hecatre Singapore Botanic Gardens. The structure shown here is the Band Stand/...

Singapore Botanic Gardens

This panorama was taken in Singapore

This is an overview of 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.

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