Sunday, March 4, 2012

Singapore by night

Singapore is the smallest country in Southeast Asia. Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands. Most of these islands are uninhabited.

The name Singapore is derived from the word “Singapura” or “Lion City” as legend has it that a Sumatran prince sighted a beast that looked like a lion when he first set foot on the island in the 14th century. In the year 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles established a British trading station on this island. Singapore gained its independence as a sovereign and democratic nation on 9 August 1965.

The Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot is a small (13 cm) mainly green parrot found in forested lowlands from Thailand to Borneo.


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