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
Willy Kaemena
Boat Quay
Willy Kaemena
Boat Quay
Willy Kaemena
ACM
Martin Schrattenholz
Vorderes Alpjoch
Adrian M. Flores
Windy Point Vista - Milky Way Horizon - Tucson,AZ
Willy Kaemena
SELJALANDSFOSS Waterfall
zeljko soletic
Arslanagic bridge
Dzmitry Lasko
Вид на Минск с колеса обозрения в парке Горького
zeljko soletic
Empty navy tunnel from communist times
Ukraine
Glade of Fairy Tales
Zaellig
Bec ar Paunn
Washington State Parks Foundation
North Head Lighthouse Lantern Room - Cape Disappointment State Park, Washington
John Roberts
High Dune, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, USA
Gavin Farrell
Sólheimajökulsvegur Glacier Part 3
kiyoharu takamura
chichibunomiya memorial park front at night
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Phrathat Doi Kham, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Main Ubosot of Wat Arunratchawararam, Bangkok
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Ancient drum, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Thailand
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Kamphaeng Phet Thai House Museum
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Laerdal, Norway
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Prang of Wat Phra Ram, Ayutthaya
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Boromracha Kanchanapisek Anusorn, Main Ubosot Hall, Nonthaburi
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Central World Square, A Christmas Tree
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Ordination Hall, South side, Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Phayathai Station, Airport Rail Link
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat Woramahawihan, Pitsanulok
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Phra Ram, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand, Infrared Panorama
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.