Photo from archive: there will be a garden city
In 1819, the official Stamford Raffles founded a trading station in the UK. 200 years later the banana-lemon Singapore is a tiny country without any natural resources says four official languages and is considered one of the most comfortable places to live.
Singapore in the 1910s
• Rickshaws appeared in Japan in 1869, and after 11 years in Singapore. Since the 1920s the city began to ban to improve safety. In our days rickshaws turned into exotic vehicles for the entertainment of tourists.
• Drawn by oxen carts used in Singapore until recently: they can be seen on the streets in the early XX century.
But the Singapore today:
• The Marina Bay Sands hotel with its panoramic infinity pool at the height of 200 m, the main symbol of Singapore. And this is one of the most expensive architectural projects in the world – building together with the land cost about $ 4 billion.
•At the cultural centre, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, which was nicknamed the “durian”, exhibitions, concerts and shows.
• Singapore is called the Fine City that is not only “beautiful city” and “city of fines”. Here you can not chew gum, smoke in the street, in the subway, walking around naked even at home, and 1990s of years, men were forbidden to grow their hair.