Singapore Images Gallery 31 images Created 18 Dec 2008
Stepping outside Changi, Singapore's award-winning airport, you are not greeted with the usual concrete sprawl, but tidy landscaping and swaying travellers palms. On the way into town, your taxi whizzes along a road, which in any other city in the world, would be called a parkway. Many visitors come to Singapore as a convenient layover between continents or cities or for its world-class shopping. Even regular visitors tend to think of the city-state as a huge, modern shopping mall. But just beyond the sparkling malls lie nature preserves, innovative zoos and parks and one of the world's most renowned botanical gardens. These, together with the artfully landscaped streets, sidewalks and esplanades have earned Singapore the nickname 'Garden City' making it the envy of many cities around the world.