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Singapore Flyer the world largest Ferris Wheel, read more about it here

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Singapore

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A: Singapore Flyer

di Willy Kaemena, 40 metri di distanza

Sinagpore Flyer on it's top position 165m above Singapore

Singapore Flyer

B: Rain Forest

di Willy Kaemena, 40 metri di distanza

at the basis of the Singapore Flyer, a  tropical Rain Forest was created.

Rain Forest

C: Night view from the Singapore Flyer, Singapore

di Evgeny Efimov, 50 metri di distanza

Night view from the Singapore Flyer, Singapore

D: Singapore Flyer

di Daniel Oi, 100 metri di distanza

Singapore Flyer

E: Near Singapore Flyer wheel, Singapore

di Evgeny Efimov, 110 metri di distanza

Near Singapore Flyer wheel, Singapore

F: Singapore Flyer

di Willy Kaemena, 110 metri di distanza

165m high Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

G: Night view from the Singapore Flyer wheel, Singapore

di Evgeny Efimov, 110 metri di distanza

Night view from the Singapore Flyer wheel, Singapore

H: Sgpflyer2 Lr

di Travel-Sphere.com, 120 metri di distanza

Sgpflyer2 Lr

I: View of Marina Bay, Singapore, from under the ECP highway

di Travel-Sphere.com, 190 metri di distanza

The panorama was shoot on the bridge connecting Singapoer Flyer (Ferris Wheels) and the inner Marina ...

View of Marina Bay, Singapore, from under the ECP highway

J: Singaporeflyer1 P

di Travel-Sphere.com, 200 metri di distanza

Singaporeflyer1 P

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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