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Singapore ArtScience Museum

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This flower-like structure is the Singapore ArtScience Museum which is part of the new Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Casino. The MBS is also the first casino in Singapore. On the opposite side of the bay is the central business district where you can also see the iconic Merlion.

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Närliggande bilder i Singapore

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A: Marina Sands and ArtScience Museum

av Willy Kaemena, 30 meter bort

 Wikipedia: "Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by ...

Marina Sands and ArtScience Museum

B: Marina Bay and Marina Bay Sands

av Willy Kaemena, 30 meter bort

Wikipedia: "ArtScience Museum (Chinese: 艺术科学博物馆) is one of the attractions at Marina Bay Sands, an in...

Marina Bay  and Marina Bay Sands

C: Marina Bay Sands Hotel Promenade

av Michael James Fabian, 50 meter bort

This was part of the waterfront promenade in Marina Bay Sand Hotel. The curved shape flower-like stru...

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Promenade

D: Marina Bay Sands at night

av SEIMA, 60 meter bort

Marina Bay Sands at night

E: ArtScience Museum Singapore

av Willy Kaemena, 80 meter bort

Wikipedia: "ArtScience Museum (Chinese: 艺术科学博物馆) is one of the attractions at Marina Bay Sands, an in...

ArtScience Museum Singapore

F: Art Science Museum Singpore

av Marco Waagmeester, 90 meter bort

The ArtScience museum in Singapore is an extraordinary building and is situated at Marina Bay, close ...

Art Science Museum Singpore

G: Marinabaysandstalltrees Lr

av Travel Sphere, 100 meter bort

Marinabaysandstalltrees Lr

H: ArtScience Museum - At Night

av Aram Pan, 110 meter bort

The ArtScience Museum was designed after a lotus flower. It has 21 galleries that feature different e...

ArtScience Museum - At Night

I: Marina Bay Louis Vuitton Island - Singapore

av Willy Kaemena, 120 meter bort

http://www.louisvuitton.eu/front/#/eng_E1/Stores/Store-Locator/Point-of-sale/Louis-Vuitton-Singapore-...

Marina Bay Louis Vuitton Island - Singapore

J: Marina Bay Singapore

av Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net, 120 meter bort

Nightview of the very futuristic architecture of Marina Bay Singapore with the skyscrapers of downtow...

Marina Bay Singapore

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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