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Singapore, Singapore


Singapore (Chinese: 新加坡 , Malay: Singapura, Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர) is an island-state in Southeast Asia, connected by bridges to Malaysia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since Independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries, sporting the world's busiest port. Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences and a lush tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a happening, vibrant nightlife scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.

"Disneyland with the death penalty" or the "world's only shopping mall with a seat in the United Nations" - William Gibson

permalink written by  garisti on August 1, 2008 from Singapore, Singapore
from the travel blog: Viaje por Asia
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