0 Likes

Singapore look out over Sentosa Island
Singapore
Nice restaurant overlooking Sentosa Island
Copyright: John nayler
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 4096x2048
Uploaded: 26/08/2012
Updated: 27/08/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

John Nayler
Singapore Look out
Lim Zhi Min
Top of Henderson Wave Bridge
Chit Htwe
Vivo City Singapore
Chit Htwe
Group 1 Dsc 0029 Nadir 3 7 Images
Chit Htwe
Group 0 Dsc 0020 Nadir 1 7 Images
Willy Kaemena
Sentosa Cable Car
Daniel Oi
Sentosa Boardwalk Sculptures, Singapore
Daniel Oi
Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore
Daniel Oi
Sentosa Boardwalk Stairs, Singapore
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Sci Fi City Theme Park (1), Universal Studios, Singapore
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Sci Fi City Theme Park (2), Universal Studios, Singapore
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Universal Studios, Singapore
ALBANI RAMOS
FONTE DA MÃE D'AGUA
パベルボグダノフ
Zmeika mountain in winter
Evgeny Efimov
Boracay waterfront, Philippines
Andrea Biffi
Rome burning
Johannes Span
Rattenberger Advent1
Zibo Wei
Kyaikhtiyo
Bernd Kronmueller
Dinorwic slate quarry
Laszlo Padar
Fisherman's Bastion bluehour
Toni Garbasso
Marsala fish market
Martin Broomfield
Reclining Buddha Cave Temple Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Francesco Favalesi
Morning winter at Pietra Perduca
Tom Sadowski
Great Falls Balloon Festival 2010 in Lewiston and Auburn Maine, USA
John Nayler
Whisper Bay driveway and parking garage
John Nayler
Curtis Falls Walk, Mount Tambourine
John Nayler
Pavilions 10, Hamilton Island - Welcome and dining
John Nayler
Bliss temple venue, Lismore
John Nayler
Dusseldorf - old city waterfront
John Nayler
Utrecht Canal Tunnel
John Nayler
Curtis Falls, Mount Tambourine, Queensland
John Nayler
Wintermoon Festival: Market Stalls
John Nayler
Abel Point Marina breakwater looking out to the Coral Sea
John Nayler
Waterfront, Sant Feliu De Guixols, Spain
John Nayler
Kate st outlook, Alderley, Brisbane
John Nayler
S/S Montreux to Chateau de Chillion
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.