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 all 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, noticed the strategic position of the natural harbor and made it a British
trading post. A few years later Singapore became a British colony.
During WWII the Japanese took hold of Singapore, and immediately
carried out a premediated culling of etnic Chinese, the socalled Sook Ching massacre.
In 1965 Singapore became independent
after a short but unsuccessful merger with Malaysia.
In February 1998 we used a stopover in Singapore to
explore this interesting mini-state.
the location of Singapore
The famous Singapore Lion
an Indian street in Singapore
the skyscrapers of Singapore