1 Like

Boat Quay
Singapore

Singapore River and Boat Quay, shortly after sunset

Copyright: Willy kaemena
Typ: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uppladdad: 14/03/2009
Uppdaterad: 08/04/2012
Visningar:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Willy Kaemena
Boat Quay
Travel-Sphere.com
Indochinerestaurant Lr1
Daniel Oi
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
Didi Lotze
Asian Civilisations Museum
Ursula & David Molenda
Singapore River
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Singapore River (2)
Evgeny Efimov
Boat Quay, Singapore
Travel-Sphere.com
Asiancivilisationsmuseum Lr 3
Willy Kaemena
ACM
Michael James Fabian
Singapore River @ Boat Quay
Edgardo Gozun Tumang
Statue Of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
Daniel Oi
Boat Quay, Singapore
Kostas Papamanos
SV4LD's Old Electronics Workshop
Kamil Kurowski
Carpenter at work
Grzegorz Rogala
Kościół pw. Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
Vlastislav Tauterman
View to Brno from the highest building
Wilfredo Amaya
Monumento a los Colonizadores, Manizales / Caldas / Colombia
Jacques TABERLET alias Fouderg
Chigéou
Bill Heller
Sunset Through Knapp's Arch
Gary Davies
HMS Alliance, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, engine room
Adi Mera
Bucharest Union Square - Aerial 360°
Milos Novakovic
Santorini Island - Magic Oia Sunset
Quick 360
Opening Ceremony - Youth Olympic Games - Innsbruck 2012
Quick 360
Yog Foh
Willy Kaemena
Dampflokparade - Steam Trains
Willy Kaemena
Seute Deern Museum Ship
Willy Kaemena
Kajenmarkt
Willy Kaemena
Nordwestbahn
Willy Kaemena
SBB Dining Car
Willy Kaemena
Autum in Bremen
Willy Kaemena
Melaka River
Willy Kaemena
Bremen Buergerpark in Autumn
Willy Kaemena
Alex First Class
Willy Kaemena
Bremen Marktplatz April 25, 2011
Willy Kaemena
Palmela 2011 Panorama Photography Exhibition
Willy Kaemena
BSAG Low Floor Tram GT8N1
Mer om 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.