we are going for lunch
But there is also Indian presence, like the Sri Krisnan Temple
The waterfront at the Singapore River opposite Raffle's statue has many restaurants and shops
The statue at Raffles Landing site. Yes, it's him
we will do a harbour cruise and dinner on this boat
There are many Chinese influences
Singapore is a prosperous city state sandwitched between Malaysia and Indonesia. It is located less than 150 km north of the
equator and has a hot and humid climate. Its strategic location makes it one of the world's busiest seaports.
It started in
the second century under the name of Temasek, and was part of the Sri Vijaya Empire from Sumatra untill the Tamil Chola Empire laid
its heavy hand on it.
Sir Raffles arrived in 1819 to make it a British trading post
During WWII the Japanese took hold of
Singapore, and immediately carried out a premediated culling of etnic Chinese, the socalled Sook Ching massacre.
became independent in 1965
In February 1998 we made a stopover in Singapore, en route from Shanghai to Bali.
the location of Singapore
The famous Singapore Lion
an Indian street in Singapore
the skyscrapers of Singapore