Singapore (Chinese: 新加坡; pinyin: Xīnjiāpō; Malay: Singapura; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர், Cingkappūr), (Republic of Singapore), is an island city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, lying 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator, south of the Malaysian state of Johor and north of Indonesia's Riau Islands. At 710.2 km2 (274.2 sq mi), Singapore, a microstate and the smallest nation in Southeast Asia, is by orders of magnitude larger than Monaco, San Marino, Andorra and Vatican City, the only other surviving sovereign city-states. The population of Singapore is approximately 4.86 million. Since independence, Singapore's standard of living has risen dramatically. Foreign direct investment and a state-led drive to industrialization have created a modern economy focused on industry, education and urban planning. edit
Visit to Singapore in May 2007. Went to The PC Show 2007 and also a Book Exhibition. Also went to the Singapore Zoo and got to see the celebrations of Vesak Festival (Buddhist) happening around that time.
Evening view of The Esplanade with the CBD area at the back.
The Esplanade is a waterfront location just north of the mouth of the Singapore River in downtown Singapore.
Marina Bay is a bay near Central Area, Downtown, Southern Singapore. An artificial bay, it was formed when land reclamation created the Marina Centre and Marina South areas, which form a body of sheltered waters of what was once open sea. In the reclamation process, Telok Ayer Basin was removed from the map, while the Singapore River's mouth now flows into the bay instead of directly into the sea.
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