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players. play. play play play play oh play . play. play play. play. sixty years. singapore looked
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a lot different than it does today the houses and factories were rundown the warehouses were filled to overflowing and the water was polluted. that's all changed now this is a pedestrian mall that runs along clucky the movie just restaurants and nightclubs that were built on the site of former warehouses this district is popular with tourists and local residents. to. fail. until the early eighteen hundreds there was nothing here but a few malays settlements sand and mangrove shrubs. says stanford raffles an official of the british east india company founded a trading post in singapore in eighteen nineteen. raffles who had once the
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strategic potential of this area which was located on the main shipping route between europe india and china. over the next century the trading post three rapidly into a major port facility today singapore is a world leader in trade logistics and is also a major petroleum refining and trading center. as the city grew so did the number of new jobs large numbers of immigrants arrive to fill them primarily indians chinese and malays. singapore is actually a city state located on an island at the southern tip of the mill a peninsula. plant bad. today singapore is one of the world's richest countries there's hardly any government bureaucracy. and customs duties and taxes are low. that makes it an
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attractive place for foreign business investors. just it is also a major financial and foreign exchange center. was widely regarded as one of the world's least corrupt countries thanks to the government's zero tolerance policy. the overall crime rate is extremely low but some critics complain that the government restricts a number of basic human rights including freedom of speech. on the banks of the singapore river the old warehouses and residential buildings have been torn down and replaced with new structures. the river is only about three kilometers long. in the early days the area around it
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grew quickly into a training center housing was scarce. so when they started most arrived in the park they live invited crammed conditions or college they live in or those houses their history here today in ten forty the hawkins also or constructed the ten hawking temple you can see the talcum time poll this is the actually the back wall of the temple they construct the temple in on of the goddess of the sea mark to. help them have a free passage over the ocean to singapore. but most of the immigrants came from china. today ethnic chinese make up about three quarters of the city's population. stunted rattles realize that the mix of
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different ethnic and religious groups could lead to conflict so he assigned each group to a specific district. here in chinatown you wouldn't expect to find a must when the most was first built it was meant to serve muslim malays and indians who worked in this part of town. the indus have a temple in chinatown the first immigrants from india settled close to the chinese district later arrivals moved into an area north of the river. this is the famous stream area man temple hindus from all over singapore come here to worship. you leave the east. please.
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after work many chinatown residents take part in exercise programs. you. please please you please please but nothing a chinese version of chance to. god can i ask you because. i think this chinatown street is filled with restaurants that are popular with tourists and locals like it was ballet asked. her parents the least the large carrier shops are busy but they don't sell necessities like food and clothing as they did in the
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old days it was easy to leap to the. past. i am it's a lovely part of town even at night. an old. adage all over. the whole in any april many singapore chinese take part in traditional ceremonies to honor their ancestors all these observances date back to ancient china. to the last six years. this is daisy lim. she's eighty three years old her parents and brothers are buried here at the blue could brown cemetery. one of daisy's friends explains the origins
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of the ceremony. these are. the first. in the file called in the direction. of the truth of this paper it's a ritual. in here china. when someone when we. felt we grateful they couldn't pay respects to his parents and. they could not find it parents. so true. paper. you. pretty much one. day says she feels obligated to pray for her parents. it's an ancient tradition. sometimes she even brings a special gift to her father's grave
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a close of one my father either drunk or. like they would be doing. somewhere in. the south are. you pray or a big. east coast park runs along the southeastern coast of sing a poem it's a popular destination is. on weekends to. a few kilometers to the west we find henderson waves at the destined bridge that
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connects to pops. it's thirty six meters above ground and runs for two hundred and seventy four meters. and usual shape mimics the underlings in movements of the ocean waves to me. despite all the high rise construction singapore is still a very green city. in each so-called rain trees can be found throughout the area. a number of beautiful and exotic plants thrive in the city's tropical climate. the singapore botanic gardens were opened in eight hundred fifty nine today that cover an area of just over eighty hecticness. was the garden contains more than ten thousand species of flora.
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and twenty fifteen the gardens were officially designated as a unesco world heritage site funding to support the gardens comes from the government and corporate and private donations. more than four million people visit the gardens of vision. the main attraction is the national could garden. the gardens are popular site for sunday afternoon picnics. music concerts and theater performances often held here. common orbit alpha is german and lives and works in singapore his wife anita is
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from malaysia. is also german his wife nearly was born in singapore. common and misha have both lived here for more than ten years so the government considers them permanent residents. those men who work in the banking sector. michelle says life here is less hectic than it is in germany. and society is pretty laid back you have to get used to it and we germans have a lot of energy we like to get things done quickly and follow a plan but they do things differently here. with one unit. lives in overland of the way of life here in the weather sometimes slows you down. is. michelle his wife nearly is of chinese descent they get along well. actually the finances and i enjoy being married to
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a chinese woman i learned something new from her every day which was trying to use traditions and culture are so different from mine we're always looking at how things are viewed in her culture and in mine so we always have something to talk about. if you're going to space to buy one says yes. we really like the fact that we can write all children in an international environment. it's not so many different ethnic groups live together here in singapore. fashion stockades get to hear different languages every day and they're already learning them do you think she may have a spark of life that could. come in and michelle enjoy their licensing the pool they renew their residence permits every five years but some. times they get homesick. was almost a minute here i really miss bourne it's like a game i can watch them on t.v. but obviously not of the state. of the visuals and i have to watch my favorite
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crime show to work on next morning because of the time difference. because singapore has population grows so does the number of high rise apartment buildings. the first public housing estates were built by the british authorities in the one nine hundred twenty s. here in the two young bowery district. in one nine hundred sixty the city created its own housing and development court or h d b to build low cost housing for poor people. and a very all hasty piece that will build somewhere in the one nine hundred thirty s. so these were some of the oldest blocks in singapore you can see that there are no lives on these blocks there's only staircases and that's the biggest difference
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between a new and old ones the people here. might have lived here for a very long time the past houses down from one generation to another and so the in this area there is a market there's a haka center there's a community center so the people here can get together they will see each other very often in the common places. about eighty percent of all singapore residents live in h.d. the public housing the government employs a quota system to maintain an ethnic balance in the housing units. this is to me is based on singapore's ethnic mix that is about seventy six percent chinese fifteen percent malays and seven percent indians. michelle and nearly eleven and actually be housing complex all the properties are owned by the government that keeps out the real estate speculation. nady says the
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ethnic quota system works well. there's a very good mix of people that stayed together and all the different cultures the different religions you can get to experience everything here. is open. trench a child who is outside all the buildings so you buddy and. you don't have to worry about bad weather. being fights all bad contract after we moved here and we gave away all of our umbrellas. that's all we bought pushing. you and there's no reason to cook dinner with all these great food shops nearby it will be up was a minivan over two things one is our language business english we just actually english mixed with my leg in a bit of india and we we mix up the whole language and that is our own version of
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english we call this english the other thing which we love a lot which is just what. we can eat all the tires and that's why in singapore you can find any time anywhere. that's exactly right. you just like. to just go to these food stands are cooled pool crystals hit a number of them have been set up in the center you can find almost any kind of asian food each stand specializes in two or three dishes the food is prepared fresh . it's delicious and inexpensive the equivalent of about four to six euros per dish. in the winter restaurants that attract tourists who pay
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a lot more. well for food like this and it won't be as authentic. the local stores were originally created as part of the effort to eliminate the independent street food trade which was plagued by quality control problems. in the heart of the business district there's a food court located in a building that's officially listed as a national architectural monument. please . this is love passed out which means old markets in the local chinese dialect. the original building dates back to the eight hundred ninety s. every night at seven singles largest outdoor barbecue opens on a street behind the market. the main speciality is solitary a dish of seasoned grilled meat in a peanut sauce. cynical
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residence love to shop and there's no better place to do that than an old could write. on this sunday afternoon a group of domestic workers from the philippines are enjoying a picnic. you are not me you can't get into. it but you need our outlet no the i'm here. to sleep again during the night sleep a few feet deep and part of me and satisfied my body to think. of me it. was my implant how long a lot lol i know i think you tell me and you hit it out next time
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that you got. you know what now. an estimated one hundred eighty thousand filipinos live in singapore part of the country's long tradition of immigration. and. a number of buildings that date back to the british era remain part of the cityscape. singapore declared its independence in nine hundred sixty nine. this is the legendary raffles hotel one of singapore's finest the original vision of the hotel opened in eight hundred eighty seven. this is the long ball at the raffles hotel where the cocktail known as the singapore sling was invented in the early nineteen hundreds bought into and he
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shows us how to make one. so it's emails off more than it has some potential coles inside the gin and so hands makes the drink with a little bite just have faith in me or selfish cherry brain with. that attitude and all that it goes to. you have dolphins it to someone on our best friend that ensue ought to be able to follow. a dash off a little sloppy to. that injury please. please. finally my sympathies to see you through sickness please listen to the bush h h. h h h h h. h h h ok will you have a singapore sling. she cheat sheet cheat
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home eat what you eat now remain a base and hotel which opened in twenty ten dominates the skyline of the singapore waterfront. camp. the sky park connects the hotel's three fifty five storey towers. at the park's infinity pool guests can enjoy a swim and panoramic views of marina bay. her cheek to cheek love to eat meat. dutch shell fish and data shall tell you that. this is a hotel of superior tips more than two thousand five hundred rooms a huge casino and an enclosed shopping mall. i hate she doesn't cheat sheet leave the least want to.
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lash out at me was shouting. the entire complex covers nearly forty head to this and includes a convention center two entertainment theaters and an arts and science museum. tell describes the museum as a future world where own needs science. it's a visual extravaganza.
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not far away we find the gardens by the bay in nature park which covers more than one hundred hectares of retained waterfront land. the book was created as part of the government's effort to transform seeing a pool from a garden city into a city in a garden. this this little garden as called super tree grows the tree use our home to fans valiance own kids and other plants. there's an elevated walkway between two of the largest city trees. the skyway is especially popular with local residents. the government wants to make singapore a more livable city by increasing the number of green areas. the
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bassinet was committed to attracting top talent from around the world for its workforce so that the city can continue to grow and prosper. the government says aside the equivalent of about a billion euros to build the garden the park includes to conserve the trees. visitors are required to pay an admission fee. one of the conservatories features a cloud forest. a cloud mountain rises more than forty meters above the ground. this is just can take an elevator to the top and then walk back down using a specially constructed path was. every evening the super trees form the centerpiece of
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a spectacular light and music shop. manager. paddy. singapore actually consists of more than sixty islands. some of them connected by environmentally friendly cable cars. now we're headed for the island resort of sentosa. its attractions include a sheltered beach that stretches for two kilometers. was. the name sentosa means peace and tranquility and. in one nine hundred seventy two a corporation was formed to oversee the development of the island the government and private investors have poured the equivalent of more than six hundred thousand
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euros into the project so far. too much. to to do. the island's south east asia aquarium is one of the world's largest and it features more than eight hundred species of marine animals. this just gather around the huge acrylic viewing panel. it's like being right on the ocean flown. all the windows on the far side and part of luxury hotel suites to.
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meet. singapore also has a launch hindu community most of the hindus are tamils from southern india. and. her here at the temple of. the faithful pay their respects to the goddess conny a complex figure who is revered as the divine mother and protect. today the worship is like getting ready for a festival. for mourning it is an auspicious day so tomorrow is an all switches this so the day before we have the children every day people come to
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the temple the bridge but due to the terrible search of the day to go out and visit the people so that is the difference. during the evening rush hour the festival procession winds its way through the little india district. this is an ancient tradition that takes place in the heart of a high tech metropolis. tamil is just one of singapore's official languages along with malays chinese and english . and. the mix of ethnic and religious groups works well their rights are in shrines in the country's constitution and are protected by the government. the residents of singapore learn religious and into ethnic tolerance at an early age. vickie work
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missionaries grandparents immigrated from india she believes it's essential for all single residents to learn to live together racial nominees are very important aspect in singapore it has been instilled in every one of us while you're growing up this has been taught to us in social studies into a primary school in kindergarten so we would talk to respect each other's culture at least and also to rest by each and this reason we don't see ourselves as indian chinese and when we see ourselves as singaporean in school so we have tolerance towards each other strays cultural and human behavior and we have this day called racial harmony which is taught to watch in social studies classes where we actually dress up in either at least. speak in costume so it kind you kind of like views like tolerance to it either means we know how they're leaving what their culture is like and doing each other's faces each and seasons like evolve or leave or even chinese new year we go to each other's houses meet eat the food they give us and we
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actually enjoy these festivities along with their recess as well. as the world. clashes among the various ethnic or religious groups already. in. singapore is a microcosm. asian society place in little india foreign visitors often feel like they've been transported to the subcontinent . on saturday launched crowds of tunnels come to this district to shop. when i see someone my age born in visa region media not just believe in gives an allele a tragedy just to nobody any good mention early on michael all this it's quite humbling it's been singapore has come to get there be a tough fight talk
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a lot of achievement you know a country. you. claim to be. your opulence gold wedding jewellery is just as important in singapore as it is in india. to play. many of the local beauty salons play the traditional methods. play. last. place. many indian women in singapore wear a colorful full length garments called
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a salary. but that it is wrapped around the waist and draped over one shoulder some women wear a sari every day others like vicky only on special occasions i'm looking for sorry for my cousin spreading which is coming up in the next month or something which is quite light and easy for me i don't like something which is too gordie so let's embroidery so i think the right color would be more festive and it looks. right on my skin color as well so i probably might go for the real one instead of the blue one. i am. pleased. that most of us santa is one of the biggest shopping malls in the little india district. that covers a total of thirty seven thousand square meters over two buildings and office and a stunningly wide variety of retail goods and services including inexpensive saris the company. thanks.
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to our. place. was on the list after santa is open twenty four hours a day seven days a week love. love love love. love it was. this is the sensual sikh temple it features a community center that provides free meals for poor people regardless of their religion or ethnicity money lancing explains that this is a traditional form of sikh charity. all over the world i love coming in to lick the foot of the boat all of them before you already get. so sick of them or the
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sponsor but you have to share your wealth and money in terms of dollars and cents a body that's all doing what help the soul before have told you all eat all don't belong to. the community kitchen is called longer are in punjab the. women sit on the left side of the hall and men on the right. up stairs a ceremonial reader called grants he recites passages from the sikh holy book. this couple is to be married later today so the reading is focused on the proper conduct of newlyweds was. the bride's name as her mate she works as a teacher. was the scout is wrapped around the couple's hands to show that they must now take responsibility for each other. you. have
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a different culture he's not a seat and the seat is a yeah and you know each other for two years and getting married. then as i was telling me in india there will be a great need sixty sixty five lives in the city it's your hearings and all of these other sixteen i went from head to toe and it's considered auspicious that you use all of these in your wedding day so that's why indian rights are actually more made up because of this is considered very lucky and it's also like you anybody who has been house with all this money wants to consider us to go to such me so the tree is basically on the borders of wealth so you bringing this good luck and prosperity and it has beast's house was. another wedding is taking place today in a different neighborhood ismael is
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a muslim of malaya origin and. i think it. was now it's time for the entertainment program to get underway a d.j. has been hired to host it. and the groom has to perform three times before he can approach his bride to be nora diana because he was she tries not to laugh she's never. scene is meltdowns before. the bride's father is amused as well. it is as you see very funny. it wasn't he was a man these three in fact but you know in singapore as you see. more liberal in the news in the context of that tradition unlike. adios although many were like initio all. mall bit more traditional. now
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it's time for the more traditional pos of the ceremony can't be. so bad to somebody wants to go down but not want to get near a done has known ismail full fifteen years they first met at a club she was married at the time but later divorced her husband. who are doing had custody of the couple's two children. she says she fell in love with is now because he treated the kids as though they were his and never knew that he got to have father up to hug me to had no say in the choice of the bridegroom. we were from the video where the next among the people at the smoke was a. really smart. sometimes you all able to. handle this it probably went bad you see go on picks up. not that much
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because with because the books that leave you make up all the. people from different cultures and religions. and do what you had to do one thing i mean. you're not even going on. how do you do this never. in some parts of singapore the government has demolished the older buildings and put up new ones. there are lots of areas aimed at the tourist trade. this is the city's malaya and muslim district come punk. this switch on mosque was completed in the early one nine hundred thirty s. o. . the most is the spiritual focus of singapore's muslim community up to five thousand people gather here for friday
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prayers workers and schoolchildren are given time off to attend. her world. war. i. the hunchy lame district is located near the mosque it's a neighborhood that features lots of cool batiks cafes and restaurants. but jan. jan.
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we've. got. to get. down the guy. that's marina bay remains a top attraction especially these free shows at the esplanade performing arts center. singapore the lion city its name dates back to the thirteenth century the city is colorful attractive clean and safe and the government is determined to keep it that way. if you don't mind the restrictions on civil liberties you're welcome to visit all even stuff in your life yet. the be.
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