Articles Tagged ‘“Arab Quarter”’

Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore

Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore February 21, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
When Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, drew up his Town Plan of 1822, he divided the city into ethnic enclaves in order to divide the living quarters of the racially diverse population. While Singapore is in no way racially segregated today, these neighbourhoods have maintained their...

Singapore’s Multi-Cultural Temples

Singapore’s Multi-Cultural Temples April 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
The cultural melting pot of Singapore means that the number and variety of religious sights to visit is staggering. The government’s promotion of racial harmony means that all races and religions live side by side in overlapping communities, and it’s not uncommon to find a Chinese Temple,...

Friday Photo: Trishaw

Friday Photo: Trishaw August 13, 2010 | Photo Friday, Things to Do | Read More
Today’s Friday Photo is of a trishaw. Trishaws were introduced to Singapore in 1914, and were once a popular form of transport here. Today, however, motor power is obviously much more popular with locals preferring the air-conditioned comfort of trains, cars and buses, and it is mainly tourists who...