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Singapore

Singapore dates back to the 14th century when the island was part of the Sri Vijayan Empire and called Temasek, meaning "sea town". The name Singapore comes from the Malay word "Singapura" or "lion city". In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles established the city as a trading post for the British Empire. Singapore achieved independence as a republic in 1965.
Skyline thru trees The Merlion The Merlion, another view Anderson Bridge Chong Fah Cheong's sculpture The First Generation
Waving to boat Cavenagh Bridge Singapore River #1 Singapore River #2 Singapore River #3
City Hall, close up Asian Civilisations Museum Costume exhibit Doing business Malay financier, close up
Sir Stamford Raffles Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall The Arts House Two men at table St. Andrew's Cathedral
St. Andrews Cathedral interior Capital Building Raffles Hotel Doorman and cab Main entrance
Raffles City interior Raffles City butterflies Chijmes Cathedral Chijmes Cathedral interior with reflection Orchard Road
A gem of a place Heliconia, Fort Canning Park Chinatown street Chinese restaurant Busy street in Chinatown
Image of the God of Wealth Jinricksha station sign Temple of Heavenly Happiness (Thian Hock Keng Temple) Birdcages in windows Giant masks
Walking arcade #1 Three adjoining shophouses Shophouses with pastel shutters Shophouse shutters Backstairs of shophouses
Building dated 1920 Walking arcade #2 Temple facade figures Temple lion Mosque facade detail
Buddha image dramatically lit Chinatown Cabaret Bar ceiling, Duxton Hotel Clock at the Botanic Gardens Main lawn
Princess Diana orchid Ru Yun Ta Pagoda Pool and jar window Moon gate Twin pagodas
Statue of Confucius Statue of Confucius, close up Stone Boat (Yao-Yueh Fang) Chinese imperial junk Giant marble turtle