Archive for Singapore and Pictures
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Magnificent Singapore Skyline
Supreme Court and City Hall. It was at the Supreme Court that the British surrendered to the Japanese in 1942. On the steps of the City Hall Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme allied Commander in Southeast Asia, announced the defeat of Japan in 1945. Fourteen years later, in 1959, Lee Kuan Yew made a speech celebrating self-government for Singapore.
The distinctive Esplanade Theatres on the bay have become a modern icon of Singapore. Another distinctive emblem is the Merlion, a kind of aquatic lion.
Singapore is dotted with bronze sculptures depicting the history and life of Singapore. This one shows negotiating merchants. The Singapore River is dotted with restaurants and trendy eating places.
St Andrews Cathedral built in 1862 using Indian convict labour. Detail of a door paining at the Thian Hock Keng Chinese temple and decoration on the gates of the Sri Mariaman Hindu temple.
Cable cars from Singapore pass through skyscrapers on the way to the Sentosa resort.
Jelly fish in the Underwater World and performing dolphins at Sentosa.