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Through 160 color photographs and a concise, informative text, this handsome Singapore travel guide and pictorial presents all the excitement of Singapore—its rich colonial past, its ethnic diversity, and its dynamic present.
Located in the heart of Asia, the island republic of Singapore is a city full of surprises and contrasts. This is literally where East meets West—as the city state that has long been one of the world's largest seaports and banking centers now strives for a high-tech future while attempting to maintain its traditional social and family values.
Boasting a world-class infrastructure and tourist attractions like Universal Studios, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Botanic Gardens that were recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Singapore lures visitors with some of Asia's best shopping, finest food and a diverse and friendly population. Reflecting on the past, but striving for the future, Singaporeans embrace life with optimism. As a memento of Singapore, this revised edition explores many new and upcoming attractions in Singapore, such as the Jurong Lake Gardens and the Jewel Changi Airport.
David Blocksidge is an Australian writer and editor who has lived in Singapore since 1992, and has contributed many articles to travel books and magazines.