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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Singapore

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A: Sentosa Cable Car

di Willy Kaemena, 500 metri di distanza

Wikipedia: "The Singapore Cable Car provides an aerial link from Mount Faber on the main island of Si...

Sentosa Cable Car

B: Vivo City Singapore

di Chit Htwe, 820 metri di distanza

At Vivo City, Singapore. Taken on 10th May 2014. Saturday afternoon. You can see part of port of Sing...

Vivo City Singapore

C: Group 1 Dsc 0029 Nadir 3 7 Images

di Chit Htwe, 880 metri di distanza

Group 1 Dsc 0029 Nadir 3 7 Images

D: Group 0 Dsc 0020 Nadir 1 7 Images

di Chit Htwe, 890 metri di distanza

Group 0 Dsc 0020 Nadir 1 7 Images

E: Singapore look out over Sentosa Island

di John Nayler, 900 metri di distanza

Nice restaurant overlooking Sentosa Island

Singapore look out over Sentosa Island

F: Singapore Look out

di John Nayler, 1.0 km di distanza

Contrsating condo and government housing, the tree lined look out at the southern outskirts of Singap...

Singapore Look out

H: Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore

di Daniel Oi, 1.1 km di distanza

Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore

I: Sentosa Boardwalk Sculptures, Singapore

di Daniel Oi, 1.1 km di distanza

Sentosa Boardwalk Sculptures, Singapore

J: Sentosa Island, Singapore

di Karel Hladky, 1.1 km di distanza

'Located just 15 minutes from the city, Sentosa, Asia’s Favourite Playground, is home to an exciting ...

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Singapore

Questa è una vista generale di 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.

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