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  • 1. Singapore Photographed and presented by Jair (Yair) Moreshet, 2009 © ( Website: www.Jair-Moreshet.com)Music : J.S. Bach, Partita #2 in C minor, BWV826, Allemande
  • 2. Singapore is a city-state in the Malay Archipelago, founded as a British trading post in 1819.Grew as a mix of three cultures and ethnic groups: Malay (the indigenous, Muslims), Indian (immigrants, Hindus) and Chinese (immigrants), with the founders culture added to the mix.Since independence became one of the worlds most prosperous countries.Sports the worlds busiest port.A modern vibrant Garden City (in a tropical climate).
  • 3. Historic downtown
  • 4. Merlion (sea lion) - icon of Singapore
  • 5. The humid tropicalclimate makesoutdoors activity a bituncomfortable.Natural beauty,though, just benefits.(-It’s not plastic here…)
  • 6. The Sri Krishnan HinduTemple on the modernWaterloo Street .(Other landmarks on thestreet include the wellknown Kwan Im ChineseTemple, and the oldestsynagogue in Singapore- Maghain Aboth.)
  • 7. The Kwan Im Chinese Buddhist Temple on Waterloo Street (in honor of the Goddess of
  • 8. The neighborhood of “Little India”.
  • 9. The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in the neighborhood of “Little India”.
  • 10. Praying toward the holy chamber of the priest in the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.
  • 11. The priest in the holychamber at the SriVeeramakaliammanTemple.
  • 12. The “soup kitchen” in the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.
  • 13. The entrance to the Chinatown district.
  • 14. The entrance for weddings at the Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, Singaporesoldest, located in Chinatown.
  • 15. A service in the Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple.
  • 16. If I was an animal and had to live in a zoo, the beautiful tropical Singapore zoo would be my choice.
  • 17. The almost extinct Orangutan from neighboring Borneo, second inintelligence only to man, lives here in comfort , in their natural environment.
  • 18. A cable car over the busiest port in the world to the resort island ofSentosa , Singapore’s version of Disneyland.
  • 19. Though more than 80 mosques exist in Singapore, Sultan Mosque isthe real center of the Muslim community.