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Raffles Among the Towerblocks

Surrounded by towerblocks, a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles stands on the site where the founder of Singapore first set foot in 1819. © L. Birch 2007
So Singapore

August 24th 2007
The doors opened with a pneumatic hiss as the MRT train glided smoothly into the station at Orchard Road. The train and station area were antiseptically clean. Chrome and glass shone with hardly a sign of a fingerprint, let alone any trace of graffiti but this was Singapore of course, our 9th country and one of the cleanest in South East Asia. Hardly surprising since the act of leaving your 'ta ... read more
Asia » Singapore

Singapore Flag Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. It subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international ... ... read more
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