Likes

Singapore River (3)
Singapore
Copyright: Jedsada Puangsaichai
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 18/04/2010
Updated: 13/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: singapore river
comments powered by Disqus

Didi Lotze
Singapore River
C B Arun Kumar
Singapore River Cruise
Daniel Oi
Elgin Bridge, Singapore
Travel-Sphere.com
1northbridge P
Thomas Humeau
Boat Quay, Singapore
Edgardo Gozun Tumang
Statue Of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
Didi Lotze
Asian Civilisations Museum
Daniel Oi
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
Travel-Sphere.com
Indochinerestaurant Lr1
Travel-Sphere.com
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall [Singapore]
Willy Kaemena
Boat Quay
Willy Kaemena
Boat Quay
Arroz Marisco
When Heaven and Earth Merge - Salt Extraction outside Colchani
Neil Creek
Newell Beach, Pre-eclipse 2012
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Weston Park 1
Martin Hertel
Northern light near Kiruna
Andrea Biffi
Quadriportico all'ingresso dell'Ospedale Maggiore
Diego Rodriguez Regalado
Castillo Templario de Ponferrada
MAURICIO RAMIREZ
Mayapo
Neil Creek
Newell Beach, Mid-eclipse 2012
Hitoshi Oikawa
120726maeda Uw05x
Andrea Biffi
Duomo di Novara
Shanwei Dyke
Paul Mears
St Mary's Church (Ruin) Tintern
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Kamphaeng Phet New City Hall
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Main Chedi, Wat Chedi Chet Thaew, Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Golden Hall, Golden Mountain, Bangkok
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Yannawa, The Boat Temple, Bangkok
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Chaiyo Worawihan, Angthong
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Pho, Bangkok
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Second Floor
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek garden in Chiang Mai
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Chapel Hall, Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Fagernes, Norway
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Boromracha Kanchanapisek Anusorn, Bell Tower, Nonthaburi
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.