The best city in the world
• The best city in the world
Difficult fate traveler brought me to Singapore. Singapore - the best city in the world, is a city of the future, the city for people. Here everything is done to make people feel like a man.
Singapore is a city-state, the capital of the Republic and at the same time. Area of Singapore is 714, 3 sq km (2011), the area is gradually increasing due to land reclamation program, in operation since the 1960s. The territory includes the main island of Singapore and 58 smaller islands that lie along the coast.
City. Singapore is among the top ten global ranking of countries with the lowest levels of corruption, and ranks first in the similar rating of Asian countries. Local mafia ( "Triad") was brutally suppressed, the crime rate in the country is extremely low and the standard of living is one of the best in Asia - GDP per capita is more than $ 28,000 (in China - $ 7,800, in Russia - $ 8,600).
The best view of the city from the roof of the hotel Marina Bay Sands. On the roof is a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, from where it is necessary to explore the city.
A look at what is.
with parking and road traffic is in order. On the Internet, they write that the number of cars in Singapore artificially limited. To make a car, you must first buy a special permit for the car auction (permission is given for a period of 10 years). This permit will cost tens of thousands of dollars. Then you need to buy yourself a car that obkladyvaetsya import duty of 41% of the cost. And finally, you need to pay a fee for posing on record - 140% of the value of the car. Thus the purchase of, for example, a modest Toyota Corolla will result not less than 100 000 dollars. Camry in the middle of a complete set - about 120 000, BMW 3 Series - about 200 000 Look at the yellow squares crossed out on the streets. These are places where you can not stand. These squares are on every street corner. As you know, many traffic jams formed due to the fact that the cattle-drivers go at a busy intersection, blocking the movement of other drivers. Of course these wise men need to severely punish. In Singapore, for such write out a fine of $ 500, so no one even thinks to break the rules. In the city in order.
Palm Boulevard. See how all the cool done.
How to clean some love for detail ... How can you not fall in love every stone here? See how organized lattice drain ... What a cute shop ... Every stone here is impregnated with love.
is really very clean Singapore. This is largely due to the severe penalties. Pigs are severely punished. The first penalty for a piece of paper or gum 500-1000 dollars later - 1500-2500.
Another example of the organization rainwaters lattice. Just gorgeous. Most pedestrian areas in the center are paved with natural stone.
Look at what node abutting the sidewalk to the lawn. Lawn should be flush with or slightly below the sidewalk, so that the water is not poured from it on the road.
The city has many open areas. In Singapore, in the heart of a huge field on which people play football and baseball, start model airplanes and just relax.
And here all the running around. Day and night on the quays and parks all run. Very cool.
Everywhere shops, so you can relax.
See how clean!
Suddenly I found trampled gum! To perfectly clean so quickly get used to that spot on the gum immediately catches the eye. Gum is actually prohibited. Buy it can only be in a pharmacy on prescription. also can not bring gum. For a couple of packs of you, no one, of course, will not be scolded, but the block is a violation. This is very true. It is imperative to prohibit the chewing gum. Only trash can in a public place to chew the cud. Gentlemen have long chosen mints or candy. Generally uses the street food a person looks disgusting. People who drink beer from the bottle, you can safely throw in the pit of crocodiles. In London, spending millions of pounds on cleaning sidewalks of gum. It makes it very difficult. Only one way out - to ban chewing gum everywhere.
A giant whirlpool. These throw off people who violate the laws of Singapore.
The transitions can not sleep, and skateboarding. Therefore all sit ...
Parking. Previously, after 18-00 it was forbidden to ride in the same car. You must bring up co-workers or fellow travelers. Penalty - 500 dollars. For now, just in the city we have made ERP-Gates, who removed the money for the entrance to the business districts during peak hours. Think twice, and whether the purpose of travel 5 dollars for the gates not including parking, may decide to go by bus. This is for the city's budget is more profitable than individual fines, because the money from beating everybody.
Transfers lot. There is a whole underground pedestrian street, air-conditioned.
Here all fanateyut from the evil birds. The stores have definitely departments with thematic souvenirs.
Normal bridge. See how roadway separated from the pedestrian. Barrage put a bed and did a great shop. Now the bridge has become a destination for people.
And here it is a pleasure to cross the river on a bridge.
And here is very cool architecture. Hotel with swimming pool on the roof.
Green wall with live plants.
Another area. Users launch any aircraft.
and arranges air battle.