A true urban jungle. A vibrant and buzzing metropolis. The Lion City. Located just off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula lies The Republic of Singapore. The true location of the city-state has always been a topic of debate. But contrary to popular belief, Singapore is not a part of Malaysia and is its own independent country.
Singapore has come a long way from its origins and is known as one of the most developed countries in the world today. For such a young country, Singapore has achieved so much more in its 54 years of independence.
To celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday, we have curated this photo series that takes a closer look at Singapore in Symmetry.
Amongst locals and tourists alike, Singapore is known for its cityscape, urban environment, and fast-paced lifestyle. The bustling city boasts world-class architectural structures with astounding designs that are bound to leave one in absolute awe.
A Melting Pot
Through the years of immigration and integration, Singapore has become a melting pot of different cultures.
In Chinatown, you’ll find the majestic Buddha Tooth Relic Temple along South Bridge Road. And not too far away is the Sri Mariamman Temple. The fact that these places of worship are able to even reside within proximity shows a lot about how Singapore has progressed in terms of its racial and religious tolerance, as compared to other nations.
Gardens by the Bay
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Singapore’s Housing Estates
High-rise. At every corner, you’re bound to see a high-rise housing estate. As we continue to journey through Singapore in symmetry, you’ll find that the housing estates in the country look like something out of a Wes Anderson film. Despite the rise of modern condominiums and new-and-improved HDB blocks in prime areas, the original exterior and design of the older estates are still very much alive until today. They are painted with block colours and designed symmetrically, capturing your attention at first glance.
Despite the urban landscape that surrounds the Lion City, there are quaint alleys that remind us of Singapore’s origins.
In with the old and the new. While Singapore thrives in the face of change and rapid development across all sectors, it has never failed to boast its rich culture and heritage while embracing its roots. Progressive yet mindful of where they came from – this is how progression should look like. In the coming years, may Singapore continue to pave the way for other countries and set an example of how a developed nation should really be. Majulah Singapura!