ASIAN TIGER

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The skyline of the cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict in Sin­ga­pore. Sin­ga­pore will hold a ju­bilee week­end from Au­gust 7 to 10 to celebrate the 50th an­niver­sary of its in­de­pen­dence. Fifty years ago, hun­dreds of small boats lined the Sin­ga­pore River in the city cen­tre. Most of these small boats are now gone although a hand­ful of neon-lit tourist fer­ries re­main. Mar­itime trade is still the back­bone of the city-state but af­ter decades of rapid growth Sin­ga­pore, which at less than half the size of Lon­don is among the world’s most densely pop­u­lated na­tions, is also a pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion and a thriv­ing global fi­nan­cial hub

PHOTO: REUTERS

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