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Singapore City – Singapore

There is no other reason why I paid a visit to Singapore but curiosity. I was living in Malaysia and I thought I should see this neighboring garden city-state with my colleagues. After all, Singapore was once part of Malaysia until its separation in 1965. A former British colony, this island nation showcases a diverse culture of Malay, Chinese, and Indian influence, a boosting economy, excellent educational services, well-planned transport system, crime rate as one of the world’s lowest, and a living testament that we can integrate nature with progress and development.

Merlion, a combined body of a fish and a head of a lion, is the famous Singapore’s icon. The fish represents the city’s origin as a fishing village and  the lion represents its original Sanskrit name “Singapura” meaning lion city, coined by a Palembang ruler who was shipwrecked and washed ashore to the island and saw a creature he thought was a lion. What we saw was probably not a lion since no there are no lions in this island, but a tiger.

The Merlion City, Singapore.

This city-state is considered as one of the world’s cleanest. Spitting, littering, chewing of gums are legal grounds for a huge fee or even an arrest.

Singapore

Singapore

The Singapore Flyer.

The Singapore Flyer.

Singapore Durian Convention Center.

Singapore Durian Convention Center.

Singapore Art Museum.

Singapore Art Museum.

Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum

Silosa Beach.

Silosa Beach, Singapore.

Silosa Beach, Singapore

Silosa Beach, Singapore

Silosa Beach, Singapore.

Singapore glows at night.

Singapore night scene.

Hawker food stalls are popular in this city-state and dining as you rub elbows with the locals and tourists is an experience worth flying.

hawker food stalls in Singapore at night

hawker food stalls in Singapore at night

Traveller in Singapore.

Traveller in Singapore.

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Posted by on August 14, 2012 in SINGAPORE, TRAVEL

 

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