Journey through Singapore : a pictorial guide to the lion city / [author, Nicolette Yeo ; editor, Nafisah Ismail].
By: Yeo, Nicolette.
Contributor(s): Nafisah Ismail.Material type: BookSeries: Journey through: Publisher: Singapore : Times Editions, c2003Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9812325786.Subject(s): Singapore -- Social life and customs | Singapore -- Economic conditions | Singapore -- History | Singapore -- Guidebooks
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Located near the equator is the tiny island of Singapore -- a cosmopolitan city bustling with activities and spanking modern office buildings. What lies behind this façade of a concrete and glass city is a beautiful country with a distinct colonial past and a melting pot of Western and Eastern cultures and heritage. It is this distinctive blend that makes Singapore uniquely accessible to the rest of the world and a definite destination for travellers. From the stately, colonial-style Supreme Court to the crowded carvings of deities on deities on Sri Mariamman Temple's structure, from the constant throb of economic activity in the central business district to a leisurely afternoon at Arab Street, and from the soothing green of trees at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to the enlivening red of Chinese New Year decorations, Singapore is a concentrated mix of passion and relaxation, and of the modern and the traditional. The guide provides a panoramic look at Singapore and is a treasure trove of photographs and information that provides a concise guide to the people, government, food and economy of Singapore.