Heritage of Singapore is not that easy to trace, for first the name is derived from a Sanskrit word, meaning the city of Lion. Singapore has been a part of many global transitions and after its independence, the country developed itself from a third world country to a developed nation in a single generation. The country observed the various transition of power, first discovered by Greeks and Romans and later a colony of the British empire. Singapore was also a strategic point during World War II. A country that witnessed extremities, Singapore for most parts of its history was not allowed to create its independent identity. Singapore is known for its multiculturalism and social harmony. Singapore’s heritage is the true reflection of its past and you can find heritage sites of all the powers that influenced Singapore, be it Malay culture, Chinese, British or Indian. The diverse heritage of Singapore isn’t just limited to tangible heritage like museums, buildings and monuments. You can easily recognise multicultural heritage in every aspect be it cuisines, language, literature, art etc. Singapore is truly a multicultural tourist destination in Asia, with the city proudly exhibiting all the cultures and traditions adopted by Singapore.
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