Singapore - a tiny island nation on the southern tip of the Malay peninsula. This city state is roughly the same area as Mumbai and having a quarter of its population.
History Fun Fact - The country was colonised by the British. Got independence from the British in 1963 as part of the Malaysian federation. However it was expelled from Malaysia through an act of Parliament in 1965. Quite odd given that the world map has been shaped on the basis of kingdoms trying to expand their respective territory.
That probably has helped in Singapore becoming one of the ultra-modern commercial hubs of the world. The city state has also created a massive tourist infrastructure to boost up its financial powerhouse stakes.
Following is first part of a photo blog series depicting Singapore.
The pictures below are of the area around the Marina Bay - one of the major tourist and business hubs and also host of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix race.
|A panoramic view of the Marina Bay|
|Panoramic view - night shot|
|Its all lit up|
|Modern architecture - They have a canal flowing inside a mall with actual boats floating in them|
|The replica of the The Thinker|
|The watch shop - inside the Marina Bay Mall|
|The Versace collection - after all it is one of the highest net per capita income places in the world|
|A very interesting and apt name for a restaurant|