Singapore had also other names in past, e.g., “island at the end of a peninsula” or “sea town”.
There is a children’s song “Singapura, Oh Singapura”.
“Singapura” is another name of Singapur, and comes from the words “Lion Head”, “simha” is lion and “pura” means city.
My favorite way of visiting Singapore was by boat.
Highly recommended! 🙂
While being on the island, you can enjoy the view of Singapore city;
I actually, liked to look at the modern city more from “outside”, than from “inside”. 😉
Singapore consists of many islands,
mentioned yesterday Kusu Island is only one of them.
Kusu Island (Tortoise Island) is a lovely place for a day trip
(unfortunately, staying overnight is not allowed).
Marina Bay Sands is a famous resort in Singapore,
that’s almost a symbol of the city.
The lion head (today’s picture) is a symbol of Singapore;
and Singapore is even called as a Lion City.
Singapore has its own special rules,
e.g., chewing gum was forbidden in Singapore, but later some exceptions were added.
Cycling is allowed, but as you see, not everywhere.
In Singapore, you’ll see buildings under contraction,
the city is still growing and getting more and more modern.