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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 country strives for top productiveness and the upkeep of conventional relations values. Boasting global type sights and excessive tech industries, Singapore lures the customer with Asia's top purchasing, the world's best nutrition and a various and pleasant inhabitants, the country's major asset. Reflecting at the prior, yet striving for a wealthy destiny, Singaporeans include existence with optimism. As a pictorial keepsake of Singapore, this interesting publication unearths all.
Through wonderful images and engagingly informative textual content, this ebook offers a desirable photograph of up to date Singapore's range the Asian tradition underneath the western having a look external, the polar undergo bred in a tropical weather, the strongly nationalistic those who find themselves however pleased with their ethnic origins and...

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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. Many Chinese people believe that lighting huge joss sticks, burning paper money, placing roadside food offerings and holding noisy opera performances during the Festival of Hungry Ghosts appeases the souls of the dead, said to roam the streets in the seventh month of the lunar calendar.

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. Many Chinese people believe that lighting huge joss sticks, burning paper money, placing roadside food offerings and holding noisy opera performances during the Festival of Hungry Ghosts appeases the souls of the dead, said to roam the streets in the seventh month of the lunar calendar.

Getting around by monorail is a pleasure, although if you are feeling energetic you can always hire a bike. Sentosa is a great place to escape high-stress Singapore. Sentosa’s newest attraction is Universal Studios, part of Resorts World Sentosa. The new gateway to Sentosa. Boasting some 11 resorts, and opened in January 2010, it received over 10 million visitors in its first year. The 11-storey Merlion has an elevator so visitors can take in the views. At night fibre-optic and laser lighting change its colour.

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