0 Likes

Liveatesplanademosaicmusicfestival Lr
Singapore
Copyright: Travel-sphere.com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12000x6000
Uploaded: 14/03/2014
Updated: 29/03/2014
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Lim Zhi Min
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay Singapore Night Scene
Jonathan Danker
Esplanade Mall 360
Johnny Koh
Singapore Esplanade Roof Top Garden
ZZ
The night of Singarope
Jonathan Danker
Esplanade Rooftop 360
Jonathan Danker
Esplanade exterior 360
Evgeny Efimov
Esplanade at night, Singapore
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Singapore River (1)
Evgeny Efimov
Esplanade, Singapore
Travel-Sphere.com
Sailorjerryatesplanade Lr
Willy Kaemena
Marina Bay 2012
Michael James Fabian
Marina Bay, Singapore
Glen Claydon
Between Annupuri and Niseko Village - Highside
Lars Gabrysch
Behind the castle babelsberg - Potsdam - Germany
Jan Koehn
Ultralight aviation
Michael Pop
Road to Sa Calobra in Mallorca
Jürgen Schrader
Mount Whitney at sunrise
Michael Pop
Passeo Maritimo harbour seen from Castel de Bellver in Palma de Mallorca
Martin Hertel
St Martin - No 23
Andrea Biffi
sotto i portici di Palazzo Gotico
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Divnogore. Monastery. Cave church. Interior. 2. (2010)
Michael Pop
Seafood at the Mercado Olivar in Palma de Mallorca
Victor Pilups
Bygdin Lake
Jan Koehn
Ultralight aviation 2
Travel-Sphere.com
Sgpflyer2 Lr
Travel-Sphere.com
West Entrance of Ta Prohm (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]
Travel-Sphere.com
Lamai Beach
Travel-Sphere.com
Central Shrine of Pre Rup (Prae Roup, Angkorian Temple) [Cambodia]
Travel-Sphere.com
Preah Pithu X (Angkorian Ruin) from the South [Cambodia]
Travel-Sphere.com
Chinatownsingapore Lr
Travel-Sphere.com
Angkor Wat. Northen Library in the Outer Enclosure [Cambodia]
Travel-Sphere.com
Sunset View from Phnom Bakhen (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]
Travel-Sphere.com
Buddhatoothrelictemple3 P
Travel-Sphere.com
The Old Market [Siem Reap, Cambodia]
Travel-Sphere.com
Marina Barrage Bridge at Night [Singapore]
Travel-Sphere.com
Angkor Wat from the Causeway [Cambodia]
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.