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A: ION ORCHARD at Night

by SEIMA, 10 meters away

ION ORCHARD at Night

B: Ion Ochard, Singapore

by ZZ, 10 meters away

Ion Ochard, Singapore

C: Ion Ochard, Singapore

by Min Heo, 20 meters away

refer to http://www.ionorchard.com/

Ion Ochard, Singapore

D: ION Sky Orchard Rd.

by Willy Kaemena, 80 meters away

218m above Singapore's Orchard Rd. on a hazy  day,   behind  glaring windows...http://ionsky.com.sg/#...

ION Sky Orchard Rd.

E: Orchard Ion Christmas Lights Up 2013

by Jonathan Danker, 80 meters away

Third try is the Charm, full digital blending for images and also corrected all mismatched images.

Orchard Ion Christmas Lights Up 2013

F: Jiak Kim Foot Bridge At Night

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 1.6 km away

Jiak Kim Foot Bridge At Night

G: Singapore-Garden

by Alan L, 1.8 km away

Singapore-Garden

H: Robertson Foot Bridge At Night

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 1.8 km away

Robertson Foot Bridge At Night

I: Singapore Botanic Gardens

by Michael James Fabian, 1.8 km away

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

Singapore Botanic Gardens

J: Singapore - Botanical Garden

by Alan L, 1.8 km away

Singapore - Botanical Garden

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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