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Singapore – Lion City

Singapore - Lion City

Singapore – Lion City


Singapore is a small island nation in Southeast Asia and it is also the name of the country’s main island and of its capital city. The official name is the Republic of Singapore. Its area is 692.7 square kilometers and it consists of a main island and sixty-three islets just south of the tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Singapore Island is shaped like a diamond. It is one of the most well-to-do Asian nations because it has been a busy world shipping port. A narrow body of water separates Singapore and Malaysia.
Singapore is sometimes known as the Lion City and its symbol is a merlion, fish with the head of a lion. A holiday dedicated to this mythical animal is celebrated every September.
Most people speak the Malay language, but Mandarin Chinese, Tamil (an Indian language), and English are also official languages.
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Rose inspired festivals

Rose inspired festivals

Rose inspired festivals. Portland Floral Carnival


The queen of flowers, Rose is celebrated in many countries, it is the subject of worship and fervent love. Rose inspired festivals are held in Moldova, Mordovia, Estonia, Spain, Venice, etc. Since ancient times, the rose has been the object of worship and admiration. The earliest information about the rose can be found in ancient legends: it was enjoyed in ancient India at such high level that even existed a law according to which everyone who brought a rose to the king, could ask him for anything he desired. In Bulgaria rose is given in special honor, and it is one of the main symbols of the country.
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Green River traditions

Green River traditions

Green River traditions. Green River of Wyoming. Painting by Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 – August 25, 1926)


The River of green color begins its flow in the western Wyoming going south to Utah, where it turns east to make a loop through the northwestern corner of Colorado. Turning south in Utah, it enters the Colorado river in Canyonlands National Park after a course of 730 mi (1,175 km). Originally known as the Spanish River, it was renamed in 1824, probably for its distinctive color. There are several Holidays and traditions connected with the Green river, among them – Green River Rendezvous and Flaming Gorge Days.
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San Francisco Bay Multicolored ponds

San Francisco Bay Multicolored ponds

San Francisco Bay Multicolored ponds


On the coast of San Francisco Bay there are numerous colorful ponds, coloring varies from purple to bright green. To rate all the scale and splendor of this phenomenon is possible only from the plane window. From this height ponds resemble the giant stained glass, or an exhibition of abstract art. The phenomenon of the bright color palette of evaporation ponds in San Francisco is not man-made, but completely natural. Such a variety of shades appears to vigorous activity of micro-organisms living in the water.
And all these colorful ponds owned by Cargill, Inc., one of the world leaders in the food industry, and are used for extraction of salt from the sea or ocean water. Under the influence of the sun the moisture in the ponds evaporates, and the salt is deposited. Within five years of distilled water transfers from one reservoir to another, until all the minerals are rinsed side and salt layer is 15-20 centimeters thick does not remain on the bottom.
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Red river phenomenon

Red river phenomenon

Red river phenomenon. The Yangtze River – the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world


Red river phenomenon has been seen repeatedly – in Canada, China, the US, and in other places of our planet. Rivers, rains, lakes and seas spontaneously turn blood-red, like in the above photo – when abundant rains painted Cameron Falls River red. The phenomenon was captured by a couple of tourists who arrived in the Canadian province of Alberta. Precipitation washed natural pigment of the river in the rocks where the river originates, which gave the water a rich red color. Within two hours, the water flow changed its color.
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Most Popular Color in Different Countries

Most Popular Color in Different Countries

Most Popular Color in Different Countries. Blue City Chefchaouen in Morocco


Whatever the Most Popular Color in Different Countries is, one color is determined as the most favorite in all countries – BLUE. According to the international survey of service YouGov (2015), Blue is most popular color in 10 countries of the world, on four continents. Most lovers of blue live in the United Kingdom (33%), less – in Indonesia (23%). In addition, each respondent rates the blue 8-18 points more than any other color. Interestingly, the blue has become the winner even in such countries as China, where red, yellow and green are the colors of prosperity and good luck. In fact, in the Chinese language only recently have appeared different words for blue and green.
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Pink mosque symbolizing peace

Pink mosque symbolizing peace

The Pink mosque symbolizing peace and love, built by Christian workmen in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao, the Philippines


Pink mosque symbolizing peace. Christians built a mosque of pink color for Muslims in the Philippines. Pink Mosque, or Masjid Dimaukom, was built in 2014 in the municipality of Datu Saudi Ampatuan (province of Maguindanao, Philippines) to the beginning of the month of Ramadan. According to the mayor Samsodin Dimaukom, on whose initiative the mosque was built, the pink color of the building represents peace, love and understanding. Also pink – a favorite color of his wife. The land where the mosque was built was a property of the mayor’s family. The mosque was built by Christian workers, which also intended to symbolize the unity and inter-religious brotherhood. By order of the mayor, in pink have been repainted the mayor’s office, police stations, markets and other buildings.
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