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Under Bridge

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All bridges in Singapore are with a  clean finish even on their under side. You can look where you want, either Flyover or railway bridge  all clean and painted from under side.

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Närliggande bilder i Singapore

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A: Small Merlion

av Willy Kaemena, 50 meter bort

Singapore:  As the original Merlion was covered with a blue scaffolding (due to some recent lightning...

Small Merlion

B: Singapore Merlion Park (3)

av Jedsada Puangsaichai, 60 meter bort

Singapore Merlion Park (3)

C: Merlion Park, Singapore

av Rommel Bundalian, 60 meter bort

Merlion Park, Singapore

D: Merlion Park

av Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 60 meter bort

Merlion Park

E: Merlion, Singapore

av Daniel Oi, 60 meter bort

Merlion, Singapore

F: Daily Light Show at Marina Bay Sands

av Willy Kaemena, 60 meter bort

Wikipedia: "Marina Bay Sands features three 55-story hotel towers which were topped out in July 2009....

Daily Light Show  at Marina Bay Sands

G: Light of the Merlion

av Johnny Koh, 70 meter bort

Light of the Merlion

Light of the Merlion

H: Looking Up at Merlion [Singapore]

av Travel-Sphere.com, 70 meter bort

Looking Up at Merlion [Singapore]

I: Singapore Merlion Park (1)

av Jedsada Puangsaichai, 70 meter bort

Singapore Merlion Park (1)

J: Singapore Merlion Park (2)

av Jedsada Puangsaichai, 70 meter bort

Singapore Merlion Park (2)

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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