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DELHI INDIA November The Qutab Minar (axis minaret) started in 1199 by Qutabuddin - the tallest stone tower in India from a base of 14.3 meters rising to 72.5 meters tapering to 2.7 meters at top
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DELHI INDIA November Humayun
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DELHI INDIA November Chattarpur Hindu Temple Complex
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DELHI INDIA November Chattarpur Hindu Temple Complex
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UDAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA A couple of Indian children entertain the tourists
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DELHI INDIA November Humayun
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Hawa Mahal The Palace of Wind built in 1799 by Maharaja Pratap Singh - a 5 storey structure marked by 953 niches and windows
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Jantar Mantar is the largest stone observatory in the world - built between 1728 - 1734 by Jai Singh 11 an ardent astrologer
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Jantar Mantar is the largest stone observatory in the world - built between 1728 - 1734 by Jai Singh 11 an ardent astrologer
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Mubarak Mahal designed by British engineer Sir Swinton Jacob as part of the City Palace and now houses a textile museum which is open to the public
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November One of the City Palace guards with a splendid curly mustaches
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November One of the splendid inner courtyards of the City Palace
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November The Hall of Private Audience  The Arms Gallery in the City Palace
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Some of the decoration of the Peacock Courtyard in the City Palace
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Tourists boarding an elephant taxi to the Red Fort
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Tourists on an elephant taxis arriving at  Jaleb Chauk a garden courtyard in the Amber Fort
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November The lovely white marble palace of the Amber Fort
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Some of the decoration of Sheesh Mahal Palace of Mirrors also known as Diwan-i-Khas The Private Audience Chamber with convex mirrors on a vaulted ceiling
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Looking across to Jal Mahal an 18thc pleasure palace in Mansagar Lake
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Rambagh Palace at 1835 as a hunting lodge. It was converted to a Palace in 1925 as a residence of Maharaja of Jaipur converted to India
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November The sun rises behind Jal Mahal an 18thc pleasure palace in Mansagar Lake with the Aravali Mountain Range behind
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SIKANDRA RAJASTHAN INDIA November This town is the centre of work of stonemasons who display their work at the side of the road
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FATEHPUR SIKRI UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Panch Mahal  the 5 storey Palace the tallest building  in this City of Victory Capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years
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AGRA UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November The Taj Mahal at sunrise built by Shah Jahan on the death of  his wife Mumtaz Mahal "Jewel of the Palace" in 1631 -took 22 years to finish
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AGRA UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November The Taj Mahal at sunrise built by Shah Jahan on the death of  his wife Mumtaz Mahal "Jewel of the Palace" in 1631 -took 22 years to finish
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AGRA UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November The Taj Mahal at sunrise built by Shah Jahan on the death of  his wife Mumtaz Mahal "Jewel of the Palace" in 1631 -took 22 years to finish
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AGRA UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November The Red Fort built by Akbar in 1565 was conceived as a citadel with a moat on three sides and a river on the fourth
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AGRA UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Coronation Elephant set with rubies, emeralds, pearls amethysts on display in a jewellers shop which also has wonderful embroidery by Shams
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AGRA UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Passengers aboard the Shatabdi Inter City Express train travelling between Delhi and Bhopal
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AGRA UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Passengers aboard the Shatabdi Inter City Express train travelling between Delhi and Bhopal having light refreshments
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ORCHHA MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November A solemn row of domes and spires are Orchha
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ORCHHA MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November Jehangir Mahal Palace built by Bir Singh Deo for a one night state visit by Mughal emperor Jehangir in the 17thc
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ORCHHA MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November The domes and spires of the chhatris  memorials to Bundelkhand
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SANIA MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November School children having their lessons out of doors at the village Junior School
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SANIA MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November School children having their lessons out of doors at the village Junior School
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KHAJURAHO MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November Parvati one of the Western Temples built between 950-1050 during the Chandela empire - the high point of Indian architecture
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KHAJURAHO MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November Vishvanath Hindu Temple on of the Western Temples of the Chandela empire thought to be the high point of Indian architecture between 950-1050AD
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KHAJURAHO MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November Man moving a bullock cart off the road to allow cars to pass
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KHAJURAHO MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November The Ken River falls into a deep granite gorge in the Ken Gharial Sanctuary the natural habitat of the long snouted variety of crocodile
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KHAJURAHO MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November A black faced langur monkey also known as the Common or grey langur - in the Ken Gharial Sanctuary
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KHAJURAHO MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November A white bullock cart on a country road
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VARANASI UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November View of the historic Ghats - stepped embankments on the River Ganges at sun rise
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VARANASI UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November View of the historic Ghats - stepped embankments on the River Ganges at sun rise
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VARANASI UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Hawker trying to sell  souvenirs to visitors travelling along the River Ganges viewing the historic Ghats - stepped embankments
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VARANASI UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November View of the historic Ghats along the River Ganges at sun rise with the smoke of the cremation funeral pyres
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VARANASI UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Beneath the umbrellas on the Ghats sit the Ghatias ready to help pilgrims perform the ritual of washing their sins away in the River Ganges
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SARNATH UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November where Buddha preached his first sermon in the deer park. Mulaganda Kuti Vihar is a modern temple built in 1931 by Mahabodhi Society
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SARNATH UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Man working at a loom making silk cloth
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SARNATH UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Man working at a loom making silk cloth
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DELHI INDIA November One of the three wheeled auto rickshaws powered by gas to cut the city
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DELHI INDIA November One of snake charmers performing for the tourists
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AGRA INDIA November An art deco pendant with carved emerald and diamonds suspended from carved emeralds & persian gulf pearls & 18K gold ring with emeralds and diamonds
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DELHI INDIA November India Gate - the World War 1 memorial arch
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November  Looking across to the City Palace from one of the huge stone instruments of Jantar Mantar the largest stone observatory in the world
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JAIPUR RAJASTHAN INDIA November Some of the many visitors passing through Rajendra Pol flanked by two elephants entering the inner courtyard of the City Palace
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FATEHPUR SIKRI UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Birbal
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FATEHPUR SIKRI UTTAR PRADESH INDIA November Dirwan-Khana-i-Khaas Hall of Private Audience in this City of Victory Capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years then abandoned
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KHAJURAHO MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November Vishvanath Temple built between 950-1050 during the Chandela empire and considered to be the high point of Indian architecture
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KHAJURAHO MADHYA PRADESH INDIA November  Khandariya Mahadeva Hindu Temple built between 1025-1050AD during the Chandela empire -the largest of the Western Temples
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November  Some of the commemorative voltives at the Swayambhunath Stupa an important site for the study of Buddhism
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November  One of the commemorative voltives at the Swayambhunath Stupa with prayer flags and a statue of a lion
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November The Golden statue in the centre of the World Peace Pond at the Swayambhunath Stupa
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PATAN NEPAL November Looking down on the  Chyasim Deval Temple built in 1723 in Durbar Square with the Digutale Temple and Royal Palace on the right
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PATAN NEPAL November Char Narayan Temple 1565 or 17thc perhaps the oldest temple in Durbar Square and honours Narayan one of Vishnu
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PATAN NEPAL November Krishna Mandir Temple built in 1637 in Shikara style imported from India. It is still managed by local Brahmins and is still used
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PATAN NEPAL November A couple of Sadhu posing for photos in Durbar Square
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PATAN NEPAL November One of the souvenir stalls in Durbar Square selling wooden masks
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PATAN NEPAL November A hanging bell in front of the three storey Harishankar Temple 1704-05 dedicated to Hari Shankar half Vishnu and half Shiva deity in Durbar Square
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PATAN NEPAL November  An elderly Nepalese man leaning on his stick in Durbar Square
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November There are many souvenir stalls in Basantpur Chowk with items of all descriptions for sale to the many tourists visiting this historic city
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November Looking across to Basantpur Tower in Basantpur Chowk
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November Bicycle rickshaw rider taking a tourist around Basantpur Chowk to Durbar Square
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November Nepalese man carrying a huge weight on his back through Basantpur Chowk
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November Shiva Parvati Mandir an unusual building- a shrine to Shiva and Parvati the figures at the top looking out of a window- thought to date from 1620-41
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November 16thc Narayan Sattal a two storied meeting house probably started life as a hospice before being dedicated to Narayan - In Durbar Square
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November View down a very crowded Durbar Square with some of the many old temples
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November View down a very crowded Durbar Square with some of the many old temples
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HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS NEPAL November Flying along the Mountain range in a SAAB 340B with the snow covered Everest (Sagarmatha) Lhotse and Nuptse peaks prominent
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HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS NEPAL November Flying along the Mountain range in a SAAB 340B with the snow covered Everest (Sagarmatha) Lhotse and Nuptse peaks prominent
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HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS NEPAL November A SAAB 340B of Yeti Airlines which takes visitors a flights along the Himalayas at 25,000 feet
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KHOKANI NEPAL November Some of the villagers washing at the village well in this Newar farming village in the Kathmandu Valley. Only married women show their breasts in public
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KHOKANI NEPAL November The rice has been harvested and is laid out on carpets to dry in the sun in this Newari farming village in the Kathmandu Valley.
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KHOKANI NEPAL November The rice has been harvested and is being turned to dry evenly in the sun in the square in this Newari farming village in the Kathmandu Valley.
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BUNGMATI NEPAL November A village child playing with a couple of rice stalks
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November A young man painting the intricate designs of a Thanka a Buddhist religious painting
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November A wonderful example of the intricate designs of a Thanka a Buddhist religious painting
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KATHMANDU NEPAL November Buddha
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PASUPATINATH NEPAL November Preparing a body for a cremation on this site of a Hindu temple on the sacred Bagmati river
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PASUPATINATH NEPAL November The complex of the Holy Temple of Lord Shiva a Hindu temple on the sacred Bagmati river - the Arya Ghat is reserved for deaths of royalty
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BHAKTAPUR NEPAL November Looking across Durbar Square to Vatasala Shikara - dedicated to Vatasala a terrifying female deity- built late 17thc as  5 temple tower in North Indian style
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BHAKTAPUR NEPAL November Sundhoka the Golden Gate a small entrance portal accessing Kumari Chowk and Taleju Mandir in the Royal Palace
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BHAKTAPUR NEPAL November School children walking past Bhairava Temple in Taumadhi Tole built in a typical rectangular plan of a Bhairava or Bhimsen shrine in the style of a house
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BHAKTAPUR NEPAL November The pots and rice crop are laid out to dry in the sun in Potters Square. Pots are thrown on wheels and sun dried before being offered for sale
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BHAKTAPUR NEPAL November The Cafe Nyatapola a former old pagoda restoed in 1978 with a wonderful view down on Taumadhi Tole from the rooftop tables
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BHAKTAPUR NEPAL November Bhairava Temple in Taumadhi Tole built in a typical rectangular plan of a Bhairava or Bhimsen shrine in the style of a house -restored after 1934 earthquake
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BHAKTAPUR NEPAL November Nepalese boy sitting on one of the elephants flanking the staircase of Nyatapola Mandir
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DHULIKEL VALLEY NEPAL November Some of the terraced fields making the best use of the land in this fertile valley - the fields are bare as the rice crop has just been harvested
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DHULIKHEL VALLEY NEPAL November A Nepalese woman carrying leaves she has collected for animal food in a wicker basket on her back
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DEVISTAN DHULIKHEL VALLEY NEPAL November Children walking from this small village to school in Dhulikhel
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 DHULIKHEL VALLEY NEPAL November A small farming community in this very fertile valley
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DHULIKHEL VALLEY NEPAL November A Nepalese woman collecting leaves in a wicker basket on her back
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DHULIKHEL VALLEY NEPAL November A typical Newari family home with animals living on the ground floor, the living quarters on the first floor & the store room on the second
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DHULIKHEL VALLEY NEPAL November The legendary Namobuddha stupa covered in prayer flags one of the main stupas visited by Tibetans
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DHULIKHEL VALLEY NEPAL November Women working harvesting the rice crop in the field in this fertile valley in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains
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DHULIKHEL VALLEY NEPAL November Guide and two tourists walking in this lovely fertile valley in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains
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DHULIKHEL VALLEY NEPAL November Three Newari farming women carrying a load of manure in wicker baskets on their backs
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May Stamford House, one of the fine old buildings with classic decoration
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May Singapore Art Museum opened in 1996 is housed in the restored 19thc St Joseph
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May The small whitewashed building of Orchard Road Presbyterian Church
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May The main entrance of Raffles Hotel lit up at night
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May Some of the roof decoration of the Thian Hock Keng Chinese Temple - The Temple of Heavenly Happiness in Chinatown
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA MayThe courtyard of the Thian Hock Keng Chinese Temple - The Temple of Heavenly Happiness in Chinatown
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May A pagoda with the statue of Confucious at the side of the Thian Hock Keng Chinese Temple - The Temple of Heavenly Happiness in Chinatown
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Looking down from Mount Faber to the offshore Sentosa Island over the cruise centre and Selat Pandan with moored ships in the background awaiting to go into Singapore Harbour
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SINGAPORE ASIA May A colourful water feature in the Botanic Gardens
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SINGAPORE ASIA May A colourful deep and light mauve orchid in the National Orchid Gardens of the Botanic Gardens
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May The Capitol Building was completed in 1931, the largest of 10 cinemas in the 1930
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Unusual bronze orchid with a pink lip in the National Orchid Gardens of the Botanic Gardens
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SINGAPORE ASIA May A cream orchid with deep purple blotches and lip in the National Orchid Gardens of the Botanic Gardens
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May St Andrews Cathedral the Cathedral Church of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore and mother church of 26 parishes
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May Hundreds of Hindu deities looking down from the tower over the entrance of the Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May One of the colourful stalls of the night time market in Chinatown selling silk clothes,handbags and umbrellas
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May A male and female visitor drinking an Singapore sling in the Long Bar of Raffles Hotel
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May Two men and a woman tourist drinking a Singapore sling a cocktail created by Ngiam Tong Boon in the Long Bar of Raffles Hotel
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May Looking across the Singapore River towards the Anderson Bridge the Fullerton Hotel and the skyscrapers of the financial district
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May The iconic statue of the Merlion with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Designed by Fraser Brunner for the Singapore Tourist Board in 1962 it is sited in front of the colonial building of the Fullerton Hotel
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May The iconic statue of the Merlion with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Designed by Fraser Brunner for the Singapore Tourist Board in 1962 it is sited in front of the colonial building of the Fullerton Hotel
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SINGAPORE ASIA May The River Merchants sculpture by Aw Tee Hong on Boat Quay a reminder of past times when this area was a place of ceaseless activity with wooden bumboats and sampans ferrying cargoes to anchored ships
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Looking along the Singapore River to the restored buildings of Boat Quay with one of the tourist bumboats cruising along the river
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SINGAPORE ASIA May The First Generation a sculpture by Chong Fah Cheong of young naked boys jumping into the Singapore River on the riverbank at Boat Quay
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Looking along the Singapore River from the riverbank at Boat Quay towards the Cavenagh Bridge, the oldest suspension bridge in Singapore built in 1867 with the skyscrapers of the financial district in the background
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Asian Civilisations Museum this excellent museum is housed in two of the finest and most prestigious colonial buildings
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SINGAPORE ASIA May 1887 statue of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles standing in front of the Victoria Theatre built in 1862 as the Town Hall
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Asian Civilisations Museum this excellent museum is housed in two of the finest and most prestigious colonial buildings
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SINGAPORE ASIA May From Chetters to Financiers a sculpture by Chern Lien Shan to recognise the importance of Financial Services to the development of Singapore
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Looking across the Singapore River towards the preserved shophouses of Boat Quay with tourist bumboats in the foreground
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May A white stone statue of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles at Raffles Landing Site on the North Boat Quay riverside walkway
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Looking across the Singapore River towards the preserved shop houses of Boat Quay and the skyscrapers of Raffles Place the Financial District with the Elgin Bridge named after Lord Elgin from North Boat Quay
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Looking across the bowling green towards the City Hall sited in front of the Padang District was built between 1926 and 1929 when it was known as the Municipal Building
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Looking across to the colonial buildings and new buildings surrounding Padang with a mixture of old and new architecture
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Looking across the bowling green to the World Famous Singapore Cricket Club pavilion with the clock tower of the Chinese High School
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Some of the clothes stalls in the Zhujiao Center Market on Serangoon Road the main commercial thoroughfare of the Little India area of Singapore City
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Singapore Asia May The ornate decoration of the gopuram of the Sri 
Veeramakaliamman Temple dedicated to the goddess Kali in the Little India area of Singapore City
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SINGAPORE ASIA May The very busy day time market in the historic area of Chinatown
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SINGAPORE ASIA May The new Buddha
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SINGAPORE ASIA May The new Buddha
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Looking along a wooden boardwalk attaching one of the small islands to Sentosa Island
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SINGAPORE ASIA May A rope bridge for people to cross to two wooden lookout towers from the lovely clean Silosa beach on Sentosa Island
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Visitors crossing the narrow rope bridge towards the two wooden lookout towers from the lovely clean Silosa beach on Sentosa Island
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SINGAPORE CITY ASIA May Looking along to the magnificent Performing Arts Centre building surrounded by tropical trees
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SINGAPORE ASIA May Some of the architectural gems in the Little India area of Singapore City housing a variety of commercial outlets
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