Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas
Minnetonka, MN 55343 USA
Singapore is a unique island city-state that is one of the most densely populated metro areas internationally. It is also one of the five busiest ports in the world and busiest in Southeast Asia. With its strategic location between the South China Sea and Indian Ocean, Singapore's development owes thanks to its location on frequented international trade routes. While the region was inhabited as early as the 2nd century AD, the city's development into the Singapore we know today was originally fueled by the East India Company of Britain, rapidly drawing international trade and merchant settlers to the prosperous city.
Rare images of the full Singapore skyline are because of the island's spread across 63 islands that are highly urbanized. Many of the city's dozens of modern skyscrapers are seated virtually at the water's edge. With water a common element in its design, it is a common backdrop when viewing Singapore skyline pictures. Spanning one of these many islands is the Esplanade Bridge, guarded by the most iconic feature of Singapore: the Merlion. This mythic half-fish, half-lion sculpture faces the mouth of the Singapore River, representing the city's original name of Singapura, or "lion city."
With over 5 million residents, Singapore skyline pictures display a remarkably diverse city whose official languages are English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. As a relatively young country, tourists are often surprised by the mix of international cultures, customs, religions and cuisines . As a growing center for arts and culture, Singapore skyline pictures show a dazzling city that has become the cosmopolitan gateway between the East and West, and will continue to draw curious tourists enthralled by its one-of-a-kind skyline.