Singapore is one of three remaining true city-states in the world. It is the smallest nation in Southeast Asia.It is the 6th wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita. The population of Singapore is approximately 4.6 million. Though Singapore is highly cosmopolitan and diverse, ethnic Chinese form the majority of the population. English is the administrative language of the country.

Homosexual sex is illegal in Singapore although virtually no gay person has been recently arrested for being so. Constitutional rights for gay people are nonexistent for the most part, and penalties for crimes relating to homosexual acts is up to 2 year’s jail. However, in October 2007, during the Penal Code review and repeal of section 377, the Singapore government declared that private, consensual, adult homosexual sex would no longer be prosecuted but that its illegality would remain as a statement of the values of the "conservative majority".



Nevertheless, the gay community and the government continue their cat-and-mouse game as gays actively press for equal rights and hold events that play on the edge of the government’s limited tolerance. Asia’s major LGBT website – Fridae.com – is organized in Singapore.

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Harbor cranes and skyscrapers...
Harbor view from cable car
Harbor view from cable car...
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Ocean liner-top view from cable car...
Skyscrapers viewed from Boat Quay
Skyscrapers viewed from Boat Quay...
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Shopping pavilion...
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Boat Quay shops and promenade...
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Boat Quay Internet cafe...
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Raffles shopping mall and office buildings...
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Downtown church...
Harbor view from cable car
Harbor view from cable car...
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Raffles Hotel...
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New and traditional homes...
National Art Gallery and Museum
National Art Gallery and Museum...
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Park reminder...
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Botanical gardens...
River Valley swimming pool
River Valley swimming pool...
OG Magazine cover
OG Magazine cover...
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River Valley swimmer
River Valley swimmer...
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Gay-suggestive ad for Levi's...
OG Magazine cover
OG Magazine cover...
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Advertisement image for Levi's...
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Sand dunes in southern Singapore...
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Crossroads Cafe in Marriott Hotel...
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Artful colors on school building...
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Hindu temple figures...
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Horn player at Hindu temple...
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Extermination company...
Colorful ad bus
Colorful ad bus...
Confucian saying on poster in subway station
Confucian saying on poster in subway station...
Restored traditional shop houses
Restored traditional shop houses...
Restoration of traditional shop houses
Restoration of traditional shop houses...
Restored traditional shop house
Restored traditional shop house...
Detail from shop house
Detail from shop house...
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Sunset from sand dunes...