0 Likes

Laser Laboratory, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
Singapore
Copyright: Daniel oi
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Geüpload: 17/06/2010
Geüpdatet: 08/07/2014
Keer bekeken:

...


Tags: singapore; lab
comments powered by Disqus

Daniel Oi
Sunset over the National University of Singapore
Chit Htwe
Car park at dusk
Alan L
Tropical Parks - Alan L
Avetics
Bukit Timah
Alan L
Singapore - Botanical Garden
Michael James Fabian
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Alan L
Singapore-Garden
Lim Zhi Min
Top of Henderson Wave Bridge
John Nayler
Singapore Look out
John Nayler
Singapore look out over Sentosa Island
Aram Pan
Dance VR
Karel Hladky
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Maxim Nasekin
Printing enterprise "Sovetskaya Sibir" ('Soviet Siberia"), bookbinding workshop
Mahmood Hamidi
Naranjestan Ghavam, Ivan Room
Roger Berry
Lakshmi Narayan temple, White Elephants Statues
Alexey Bazlaev
Mana River
Mark Florko
Olvera Castle
Henk van den Berg
SS Rotterdam Engine Room Back
Roger Berry
Sonpur Mela, Buffalos For Sale
Ninoslav Adzibaba
Exit Festival Dance Arena
Roger Berry
Tiger Dancers, Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple India
Fariborz Alagheband
Haron Velayat Shrine
Roberto Scavino
Monumental Cemetery, Brondelli's tomb
Ramin Dehdashti
The Bazaar of the Naqshe Jahan Square
Daniel Oi
Gates of Clare College, Cambridge
Daniel Oi
Sunset over the Necropolis
Daniel Oi
Louvre Pyramid
Daniel Oi
Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Daniel Oi
Grand Arche
Daniel Oi
Forward Surge, Melbourne, Australia
Daniel Oi
Glasgow Tower
Daniel Oi
University of Glasgow, Undercroft
Daniel Oi
Sunset over Perth, UWA, Western Australia
Daniel Oi
Fun Fair in Leicester Square, London
Daniel Oi
War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth
Daniel Oi
Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore
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.