What is Singapore known for?

playing top

and Ibiza in addition to playing top U.K. festivals such as Creamfields, the Gatecrasher Summer Sound System, V Festival and Homelands. Marriage and later life In 1935, for unknown reasons, she "fled" to Singapore where she married Elbert Lewis, an auditor for Socony-Vacuum Oil Company (later merged with Mobil Oil). How they met is unknown. From the available documentation, the assumption would be they met on the dock when she arrived in Singapore

realistic approach

for Developing Countries. United Kingdom: Spon Press. ISBN 0-419-25130-8 Hong Kong, on the other hand, continues to have a more positive and realistic approach. It will sustainably be the international financial centre in China. Until then, Hong Kong is expected to have higher overall economic figures yearly. Hong Kong's principal trading partners remain to be China, United States, Japan, Taiwan (Republic of China), Germany, Singapore, and South Korea. Private cars As of 2009 the Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong reports that there are 584,000 licensed vehicles in Hong Kong and about 2,050 kilometres of public roads. Commons:Category:Singapore Wikipedia:Singapore Dmoz:Regional Asia Singapore

short legal

; 40 Geo. III , c. 79) (UK). Full cession of Singapore to the Company by the Sultan and Temenggung was effected by a treaty of 19 November 1824, which was ratified by Calcutta on 4 March 1825. Between 1819 and 1826, Singapore was headed by two Residents of Singapore (Governors of Singapore#Resident of Singapore (1819-1826)) in succession, Maj.-Gen. William Farquhar and Dr. John Crawfurd.

it, or if reference to it would prejudice the public service. In such urgent cases, the Governor had to inform the Council of the measures he had taken. .

Tan . In the early 1970s Sony and Hitachi (Hitachi, Ltd.) launched UK colour televisions

historic documentary

Revolution (1945–1948), but lost the military and still later political battles they waged, to the newly founded Republic of Indonesia. http: legacy player? ceres nps rest 2009 NPS_1148310 bb.20091227.asf Dutch historic documentary containing video footage compiled from mostly private recordings and correspondence by Dutch service men compiled by VPRO's national discovery project.(Language: Dutch) In the end the Dutch were completely ousted from the archipelago

news art

50,000 CDs in three days , Metropolis Japan (Metropolis (free magazine)), Apr 15, 2010, article. Andrea Bocelli Live in Japan 2010 Andrea Bocelli: Live in Japan 2010 a concert in Jamsil Gymnasium (Jamsil Students' Gymnasium), Seoul, South Korea, on May 2, news art 2010 04 135_64532

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, Thailand and Vietnam. The films in this competition are judged by members of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, and the winning film receives the Golden Kinaree for Best ASEAN Film. The tour performed in Auckland, New Zealand at The Civic, The Edge (26 October to 2 December 2007), in Seoul, South Korea at the Seongnam Arts Centre (2 to 24 February 2008), news art 2007 12

style based

title Chapter 7 - Return to The Bahamas publisher Production Notes url http: pirates3 production7.htm accessdate 2007-05-24 During August 2005, the Singapore sequence was shot. The set was built on Stage 12 of the Universal backlot, and comprised 40 structures within an 80 by 130-foot (24 by 40-m) tank that was 3½ feet (1 m) deep. As 18th century Singapore is not a well-documented era, the filmmakers chose to use an Expressionist (Expressionism) style

based on Chinese and Malaysian cities of the same period. The design of the city was also intended by Verbinski to parody spa culture, with fungi growing throughout the set. Continuing this natural feel, the floorboards of Sao Feng's bathhouse had to be cut by hand, and real humidity was created by the combination of gallons of water and the lighting equipment on the set.

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; The Empire State Building is struck by lightning on average 23 times each year, and was once struck 8 times in 24 minutes. Uman (1986), chapter 6, page 47 Some political parties use lightning flashes as a symbol of power, such as the People's Action Party in Singapore and the British Union of Fascists during the 1930s. The Schutzstaffel, the secret police of the Nazi Party, used the Sig (rune) Sig rune

by a Short Historical and Statistical Account of Hok-Këèn; a Treatise on the Orthography of the ... Dialect, etc. location Macao publisher Printed at the Honorable East India Company's Press by G.J. Steyn and Brother year 1832 page 481, col. 1 quote and is used in Malaysia and Singapore to refer to white people. The epithet is sometimes rendered as ''ang mo kui

The Straits Times (Life!) date 5 November 2004 page 5 quote As an 'ang moh' who has lived here for over six years, I hope more people will realise just how offensive the term is. postscript Others, however, maintain it is acceptable. For instance,

original reasons

of the mean time of the 105th meridian east, i.e. UTC+07:30 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The reason for proposing this was to allow more leisure time for the labourers after work. This bill was dropped after the first reading. *1932 – 12 years after the 1920 introduction of the “'''Daylight Saving Bill'''” the same bill was reintroduced to the Legislative Council (Big Ben). One of the original reasons for dropping the 1920 Bill was the argument that 30 minutes was too much

massive influence

as a democracy? Did South Africa during the apartheid years? What about Mexico, where the PRI wins just about every election? How about Japan, where the LDP wins every election through rural malapportionment and massive pork to that narrow constituency? If I wished to be *really* provocative, you could argue that democracy in the United States isn't in such a healthy state, given the massive influence of financial donors and the chaotic electoral system. Not that I'd necessarily

industry fashion

of Ireland Ireland Netherlands Poland Russia Singapore Spain Turkey industry Fashion Clothing Textiles '''River Island''' is a British (United Kingdom) high street fashion brand. The company also has stores in Singapore, Turkey, Georgia (Georgia (country)), Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the Middle East. In 1932, he visited England. In 1941

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'''Singapore''' ( Singapore is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the north, and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to the south. The country is highly urbanised, and little of the original vegetation remains. The country's territory has consistently expanded through land reclamation.

The islands were settled in the second century AD and subsequently belonged to a series of local empires. Modern Singapore was founded (Founding of modern Singapore) in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post of the East India Company with permission from the Johor Sultanate. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824, and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occupied by the Japanese (Japanese occupation of Singapore) during World War II, Singapore became independent from the United Kingdom in 1963 and united with other former British territories to form Malaysia, from which it was expelled two years later through a unanimous act of parliament. Since then, Singapore has developed rapidly, earning recognition as one of the Four Asian Tigers.

Singapore is one of the world's major commercial hubs, with the fourth-biggest financial centre and one of the five busiest ports (World's busiest port). Its globalised and diversified economy depends heavily on trade, especially manufacturing, which represented 26 percent of Singapore's GDP in 2005. In terms of purchasing power parity, Singapore has the third-highest per capita income (List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita) in the world but high income inequality (List of countries by income equality). It places highly in international rankings (International rankings of Singapore) with regard to education, healthcare, and economic competitiveness. Approximately 5.4 million people live in Singapore (June 2013), of which approximately two million are foreign-born. While Singapore is diverse, ethnic Asians predominate: 75 percent of the population is Chinese (Chinese Singaporean), with significant minorities of Malays (Malays in Singapore), Indians (Indians in Singapore), and Eurasians (Eurasians in Singapore). There are four official languages, English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil, and the country promotes multiculturalism through a range of official policies.

Singapore is a unitary multiparty parliamentary republic, with a Westminster system of unicameral (Unicameralism) parliamentary government. The People's Action Party has won every election since self-government began in 1959. The dominance of the PAP, coupled with a low level of press freedom (Press Freedom Index) and suppressed civil liberties and political rights (Freedom in the World), has led to Singapore being classified as a semi-authoritarian regime (Democracy Index). One of the five founding members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Singapore is also the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat, and a member of the East Asia Summit, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations). Singapore's rapid development has given it significant influence in global affairs, leading some analysts to identify it as a middle power. Loo BF (2005) Transforming Singapore's Military Security Landscape: Problems and Prospects, ''allacademic'' Tan ATH (1999) Singapore's Defence: Capabilities, Trends, and Implications, ''questia''

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