- SINGAPORE

Photo Gallery… SINGAPORE!

Multicultural, colourful and very organized…

Welcome to Singapore!

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Located in South Asia, Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world, with an area of about 710 km2 and 50 smaller islands.

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Singapore has transformed itself into the most innovative city in Asia Pacific in just fifty years.

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Due to its strategic location, the port of Singapore is one of the busiest ports in the world; at any one time, there are about 1000 vessels into the port.

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Tourism is a major industry in Singaporean economy, attracting over twice Singapore’s population per year.

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Apart from Monaco, Singapore is the most densely populated country in the world. Its population stands over five million people.

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The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar – S$.

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There are four official languages in Singapore: Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English.

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The Merlion statue has a lion’s head and a fish body, which represents Singapore’s origins as a fishing village.

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Merlion Park, home of the ‘original’ Merlion statue (there are five more Merlion statues along the city), is located right next the city center area (CBD), facing Marina Bay.

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Singapore’s center (or CBD) is a lively cosmopolitan area of high-rise and multi cultural heritage buildings.

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From the 1990s the Clare Quay‘s five blocks of warehouses were restyled and turned into a flourishing commercial and entertainment area, plenty of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.

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The entire Singapore river area is a lovely place for having a drink while enjoying beautiful night views of the city.

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Chinatown became a crowded place particularly after the 1830s when the large scale emigration from South China took place.

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Sri Mariamman Temple – It’s the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, built in 1827.

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Sri Mariamman Temple – Located in the heart of Chinatown, the temple is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, known for curing illnesses and diseases.

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum – The Temple is 5 floors high plus an incredible open-air garden on the roof.

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Singapore is a popular destination for ‘shopping traveling‘. Here in Orchard Road is where you will find big malls with famous brands… and everything else!

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More shopping and markets at Bugis Street.

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The colourful MICA building is home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA). Up there, The Singaporean red and white flag.

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Curry, Hindu temples, colour, saris and gold… this is Little India, the heart of Singaporeans Indian community.

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Indian women in their colourful saris – Little India

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Funded in 1826, The Grand Sultan Mosque is located at the end of a tree-lined pedestrian and lively streets at the Arab Quarter (or Kampong Glam).

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The lively Arab Street is famous for Muslim shopping and food: fabrics, clothing, rugs, spices and a great variety of Arabian food from Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and many other Arabian countries.

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Colourful ambiance of Arab Street, it is like a little piece of Middle East or Arabia in Singapore.

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The Helix Bridge at Singapore’s Marina Bay is inspired by the DNA structure, with a walkway encircled by opposing double helix structures of stainless steel. Behind, the 5 stars Marina Bay Sands Hotel, inaugurated in 2010.

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The Gardens by the Bay are three public gardens located in Marina Bay: gardens of Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central.

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The eco-friendly super-trees are in the Garden of Bay South, being covered with nearly 163,000 plants.

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The Singaporean public transport is easy and convenient to get.

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Pictures by BeluChi.

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12 thoughts on “Photo Gallery… SINGAPORE!

  1. Very nice pictures, you showed a good overview of Singapore. It really does pack a lot into such a small space. I always enjoy going there. Too bad it’s usually on a ship and not much time to enjoy the place. :-(

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