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Private Bathroom in a Deluxe Sleeper of Malaysian Railway on the night train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

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A: Deluxe Sleeper

av Willy Kaemena, 1.7 km bort

On the night train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. Super deluxe sleeper compartment with own WC and  ...

Deluxe Sleeper

B: 2nd Class Sleeping Car

av Willy Kaemena, 2.4 km bort

2nd class sleeping car of Malaysian railways (KTMB).

2nd Class Sleeping Car

C: Singapore Zoo - White tigers

av Aram Pan, 3.7 km bort

The Singapore Zoo occupies 28 hectares (0.28 km²) of land on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir w...

Singapore Zoo - White tigers

D: BRDB Permas Jaya The Straits View Residences Semi D

av Elwin Chong (Act Studio), 7.9 km bort

BRDB Permas Jaya The Straits View Residences Semi D

E: BRDB Permas Jaya The Straits View Residences Bungalow

av Elwin Chong (Act Studio), 8.0 km bort

BRDB Permas Jaya The Straits View Residences Bungalow

F: Seletar Bridge

av Alan L, 9.4 km bort

It's named Yishun Avenue 1 on any street maps you may find in Singapore. The locals and older folks u...

Seletar Bridge

G: Masgenuine-i Sg Lui Heights Batu 24

av aliff ali azizan, 10.0 km bort

A development by Masgenuine-i in Hulu Langat. Site is still under development for infrastructure such...

Masgenuine-i Sg Lui Heights Batu 24

H: Forest

av Alan L, 10.2 km bort

Deep into the Central Water Catchment, this tropical forest trail is now an ideal place for a full da...

Forest

I: Cheng San Community Club (Singapore)

av Lim Zhi Min, 10.6 km bort

Cheng San Community Club (Singapore) Cheng San CC, a community club by the park Cheng San CC has the ...

Cheng San Community Club (Singapore)

J: Basket Ball Court in Cheng San Community Club

av Lim Zhi Min, 10.6 km bort

Cheng San CC, a community club by the park Cheng San CC has the distinction of being the first CC to ...

Basket Ball Court in Cheng San Community Club

Det här panoramat togs i Singapore

Detta är en översikt av 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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