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Singapore

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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
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    • 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 world's most prosperous countries.
    • Sports the world's busiest port.
    • A modern vibrant Garden City (in a tropical climate).
  • 3. Historic downtown
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  • 6. Merlion (sea lion) - icon of Singapore
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  • 10. The humid tropical climate makes outdoors activity a bit uncomfortable. Natural beauty, though, just benefits. (-It’s not plastic here …)
  • 11. The Sri Krishnan Hindu Temple on the modern Waterloo Street . (Other landmarks on the street include the well known Kwan Im Chinese Temple, and the oldest synagogue in Singapore - Maghain Aboth.)
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  • 17. The Kwan Im Chinese Buddhist Temple on Waterloo Street (in honor of the Goddess of Mercy)
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  • 20. The neighborhood of “Little India”.
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  • 24. The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in the neighborhood of “Little India”.
  • 25. Praying toward the holy chamber of the priest in the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.
  • 26. The priest in the holy chamber at the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.
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  • 29. The “soup kitchen” in the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.
  • 30. The entrance to the Chinatown district.
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  • 33. The entrance for weddings at the Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, Singapore's oldest, located in Chinatown.
  • 34. A service in the Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple.
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  • 38. If I was an animal and had to live in a zoo, the beautiful tropical Singapore zoo would be my choice.
  • 39. The almost extinct Orangutan from neighboring Borneo, second in intelligence only to man, lives here in comfort , in their natural environment.
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  • 44. A cable car over the busiest port in the world to the resort island of Sentosa , Singapore’s version of Disneyland.
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  • 48. Though more than 80 mosques exist in Singapore, Sultan Mosque is the real center of the Muslim community.
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