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Changi MRT

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Wikipedia:  "Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) or simply Changi Airport is a major aviation hub in Asia, particularly in the Southeast Asian region, and is the main airport in Singapore. Located in Changi on a site of 13 square kilometres (5.0 sq mi), it is about 17.2 kilometres (10.7 mi) north-east from the commercial centre"

The Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) reaches until Changi Airport and is a convenient and very cheap and fast  means of transport from and to all areas of Singapore.

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A: Changi Airport T2 Free Internet

di Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 160 metri di distanza

Changi Airport T2 Free Internet

B: Changi T3

di Willy Kaemena, 190 metri di distanza

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3, Read here  more about it.

Changi T3

C: Changi Airport T2

di Willy Kaemena, 200 metri di distanza

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2

Changi Airport T2

D: Changi Airport Food center

di Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 300 metri di distanza

Changi Airport Food center

E: Changi Airport Departure Area T2

di Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 310 metri di distanza

Changi Airport Departure Area T2

F: Sunflower Garden In Terminal 2 Of Singapore Changi Airport

di Erik Bjers, 380 metri di distanza

This is the sunflower garden located inside terminal 2 of Changi airport in Singapore.  This garden i...

Sunflower Garden In Terminal 2 Of Singapore Changi Airport

G: Sunflower Garden

di Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 380 metri di distanza

Sunflower Garden

H: Changi Airport free TV entertaiment

di Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 600 metri di distanza

Changi Airport  free TV entertaiment

I: Transit Hotel

di Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 630 metri di distanza

Transit Hotel

J: Changi Coastal Walk

di Alan L, 4.0 km di distanza

The Changi coastal trail covers the entire north-eastern coast of Singapore. This is one of the many ...

Changi Coastal Walk

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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