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Singapore Art Museum
Singapore
Copyright: Min Heo
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Uploaded: 23/07/2010
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Lim Zhi Min
Front of Chijmes Singapore
Aram Pan
CHIJMES - Chapel
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Inside of Chijmes
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Inside The Chijmes a Beautiful Historic Building in Singapore
Julien Mordret
SINGAPORE - Raffles Hotel, The Fern Court
Julien Mordret
SINGAPORE - Raffles Hotel, The Palm Garden
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St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore
Didi Lotze
Raffles Hotel, Singapore
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Saint Andrew's Cathedral
Christopher O'Grady
Durian Stall at Bugis Street in Singapore
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Padang Field Outside Parliment House Singapore
Alan L
Institute
Stig Nordlander
Yellowstone Sapphire Pool
Arroz Marisco
Sunset at Mirror Lake
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Babolsar
Martin Broomfield
Juan de Fuca Strait
Ederson Nunes
Viaduto na Avenida Borges de Medeiros - Boulevard Overpass
Arroz Marisco
The Imposing Taboche on the Way to Dughla
Marijan Marijanovic
Ice Cave On Durmitor Near Zabljak
David Rowley
Gwalia Historic Workshop
Uwe Bücher
Partition Arch - Arches Nat. Park - Utah
Gregory Panayotou
Dumbéa : Chilling at Bali Thai River
Ederson Nunes
Viaduto na Avenida Borges de Medeiros - Boulevard Overpass
Comi Valentine
Sunset on Red River bank - Hanoi
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Landmark House, Heyri, Paju City
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Pinocchio family in Seoul English Village
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Nuru Jeong, straw-roofed pavilion,
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Sightseeing cruise and small boats of Ashi Lake, Hakone,
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Nakseongdae park
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Backyard of Lee Jung Kyu's Accessories, Heyri, Paju City, Kyongki Province
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Green Grass under nice tree near Cypress Point Club, 17 miles drive
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Anmin-Hill-View-of-Jinhae #3
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Artificial Cave of Songak-san
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Injeongjeon, throne hall, from the Injeongmun gate, Changdeokgung
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Plaza de Catalunya
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Maison de Coree, Yaounde, Cameroon
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.