0 Likes

Singapore Raffles Place
Singapore

Downtown Singapore, Raffles Place MRT Station

Copyright: Willy Kaemena
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7500x3750
Uploaded: 23/02/2009
Updated: 03/02/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Willy Kaemena
Raffles Place at night
Ursula & David Molenda
Singapore, Raffles Place
SEIMA
In the Buildings at Raffles Place
Travel-Sphere.com
Rafflesplace Lr
Travel-Sphere.com
Rafflesplacemrt Lr
Tony Redhead
The Fullarton Bay Hotel
Daniel Oi
Boat Quay, Singapore
Julien Mordret
SINGAPORE - Raffles Place, Momentum Sculpture
Evgeny Efimov
Bonham street, Singapore
Travel-Sphere.com
Christmas Tree at the Clifford Pier of the Fullerton Bay Hotel
Willy Kaemena
Sculptures
Lim Zhi Min
OUE Tower Singapore
Costas Vassis
Cave of Perama
Antushev Vladimir
Oilfield by night
Martin Broomfield
Reclining Buddha Cave Temple Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Zibo Wei
Kyaikhtiyo
Bernd Kronmueller
Dinorwic slate quarry
Lucas Lena
Puerto Piramides sunset
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Lagoon sunset in Taba Heights, Egypt
Zoltan Duray
Medvedia roklina - Bärenschützklamm
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Carpet Maker, Taba Heights
Francesco Favalesi
Morning winter at Pietra Perduca
Bernd Kronmueller
Afon Glaslyn (or a little stream nearby), Snowdonia
Martin Broomfield
River and Bridge, Ribaute
Willy Kaemena
Bosra Backstage
Willy Kaemena
Pandanan Island -Celebes Sea
Willy Kaemena
Innotrans 2010 -Outdoor Display
Willy Kaemena
Irsching
Willy Kaemena
Damascus Sand Storm
Willy Kaemena
Bkk Palace4blend 2004 Rm
Willy Kaemena
Cais da Ribeira
Willy Kaemena
Depot April 2009
Willy Kaemena
Aussenalster Feb. 2012
Willy Kaemena
Schlafwagen WLABmh von 1959 in Tagesstellung
Willy Kaemena
Rowing Regatta
Willy Kaemena
Austrian RailJet Restaurant
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.