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10-01-2006, 01:44 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile5343/21-Places-in-Singapore.htm>21 Places in Singapore</a></b><br><br>The Republic of Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia, situated on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The name Singapore was derived from Malay word singa (lion) and the Sanskrit word pura (city).<br />
Established as a trading port by the British in the early 19th century, Singapore became a centre of British influence in Southeast Asia. Upon achieving independence from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore rapidly developed into a successful free-market economy with one of the highest per capita gross domestic products in the world, and is a major finance and transport hub in the region. Singapore has a low crime rate and has been consistently rated as one of the least corrupt countries in the world.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/102365343.jpg>