By David Blocksidge
Located within the middle of Asia, the island republic of Singapore is a dynamic position packed with surprises and contrasts.
East meets west, with either contradiction and concord as this urban kingdom strives for top productiveness and the upkeep of conventional kinfolk values. Boasting international category sights and excessive tech industries, Singapore lures the customer with Asia's most sensible buying, the world's best meals and a various and pleasant inhabitants, the country's leading asset. Reflecting at the earlier, yet striving for a filthy rich destiny, Singaporeans include existence with optimism. As a pictorial souvenir of Singapore, this attention-grabbing e-book finds all.
Through wonderful photos and engagingly informative textual content, this publication provides a desirable photo of latest Singapore's range the Asian tradition underneath the western having a look external, the polar endure bred in a tropical weather, the strongly nationalistic those who find themselves however pleased with their ethnic origins and...
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There has been a mosque on the site since 1824, and the present one dates from 1928. a land of many beliefs Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and others have learned to live side by side, tolerant of each other’s very different religious beliefs. p EOPLE, WHO CAME TO SETTLE in Singapore from many lands, often brought their religious beliefs and philosophies with them. More than half the people are Buddhist, Taoist or Confucianist. About 15 per cent profess the Islamic faith, and a similar percentage are Christians.
The Merlion is half fish, half lion, and it was created by the tourism authorities in 1964 as a national symbol for Singapore. The serene and more simply laid out Japanese Garden was inspired by the fine classical Japanese gardens of the 15th–17th centuries. These pagodas in the Chinese Garden are in the Sung Dynasty style—the lights in the background are from government apartment blocks; a tea-house in the Chinese Garden provides shady relief from the blazing sun on a hot day; peaceful scenes like this are frequently the chosen setting for a young couple’s wedding costume photographs.
More than half the people are Buddhist, Taoist or Confucianist. About 15 per cent profess the Islamic faith, and a similar percentage are Christians. Three or four per cent are Hindus. Of course, some Singaporeans do not follow any religion and, if asked, describe themselves as free-thinkers. In a tiny nation (a little over 600 square kilometres) with such a mixture of beliefs, keeping the peace has not always been easy, and parliament has passed laws to ensure religious and cultural harmony. Observing weddings, funerals and other ceremonies is one way to gain an insight into other people’s belief systems, and Singaporeans of varying beliefs happily attend each other’s rites of passage and special feast days.