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Workers clean the facade of the Science Arts Museum in Singapore

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Workers clean the facade of the Science Arts Museum in Singapore 

Shipping vessels and oil tankers line up the eastern coast of Singapore July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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Shipping vessels and oil tankers line up the eastern coast of Singapore 

Cleaners spray clean the 37-metre tall tourism icon of the Merlion on the resort island of Sentosa ahead of the city-state's 50th anniversary celebrations in Singapore July 8, 2015. The five day long cleaning is the mythical creature's first "bath" since its last cleaning in 2012.

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Cleaners spray clean the 37-metre tall tourism icon of the Merlion on the resort island of Sentosa ahead of the city-state’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Singapore on Wednesday

Contestants jump into the water pit during the women's 3000m steeplechase finals at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore June 12, 2015.

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Contestants jump into the water pit during the women’s 3000m steeplechase finals at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore on Friday

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Indonesia’s Agus Prayogo (R) in action during the mens 5000m final at the SEA Games in Singapore 

Team Indonesia start their routine in their Team Technical and Free Routine synchronized swimming finals at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore June 3, 2015.

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Team Indonesia start their routine in their Team Technical and Free Routine synchronized swimming finals at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore

Malaysia v Vietnam - Men's Singles - Vietnam's Tran Tuan Quynh in action

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Vietnam’s Tran Tuan Quynh in action during the Malaysia v Vietnam Men’s Singles match in Singapore

Mourners line up to enter parliament where founding Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew lies in state.

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Mourners line up to enter parliament where founding Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew lies in state

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) bo...Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) bows with Singapore Ambassador to Japan Chin Siat Yoon (front L) and his wife Wang Lee Moi (3rd R) after signing a condolence book for the late former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew at the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo on March 24, 2015. Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics, died at the age of 91 on March 23.     AFP PHOTO / POOL / Toru HanaiTORU HANAI/AFP/Getty Images

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows with Singapore’s ambassador to Japan Chin Siat Yoon and his wife Wang Lee Moi after signing a condolence book for Lee Kuan Yew at the Singaporean embassy in Tokyo. Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee died at the age of 91 on Monday and was considered one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics. 

Reactions To The Death Of Singapore's Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew...A monitor shows coverage of the death of Singapore's first elected Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as a man reads a special edition of a Today newspaper, produced by MediaCorp Press Ltd., at Raffles Place in Singapore, on Monday, March 23, 2015. Lee, who helped transform Singapore from a colonial trading center into one of Asia's most prosperous nations, has died. He was 91. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

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Some of the coverage in Raffles Place of the death of Singapore’s first elected prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Lee, who helped transform Singapore from a colonial trading center into one of Asia’s most prosperous nations, has died at the age of 91. 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the President of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The President and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore President to Britain.

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Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the president of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The president and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore president to Britain.

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain drives past the Singapore Flyer observation wheel during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix...Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives past the Singapore Flyer observation wheel during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix on the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore September 19, 2014.

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives past the Singapore Flyer observation wheel during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix on the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore on Friday

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A man returns to his flat at the end of the work day at a Housing Development Board public housing estate overlooking the financial district skyline in Singapore. 

Visitors look at a view of the city skyl...Visitors look at a view of the city skyline from the rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel in Singapore on May 20, 2014. Singapore's trade-reliant economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent quarter-on-quarter the trade ministry said May 20. AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMANROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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The rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel in Singapore. The nation’s trade-reliant economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 2.3 per cent quarter on quarter, the trade ministry said on Tuesday 

A light installation titled "Digital Wattle" which is an adaptation from Australia's floral emblem is illuminated with Singapore's financial skyline silhouetted in the background, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Singapore. "Digital Wattle" is a device exploring the interplay between individual ethnic groups co-existing in one city. When the flowers sway gently in the wind, they will slowly change from pure white to different colours to represent the new mix of cultures residing in the city. The iLight Marina Bay exhibition features innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world, displayed along the Singapore river.

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An installation entitled “Digital Wattle”, symbolising Australia’s floral emblem, is illuminated with Singapore’s financial skyline silhouetted in the background. The installation explores the interplay between ethnic groups co-existing in one city; when the flowers sway gently in the wind, they will slowly change from pure white to different colours to represent the new mix of cultures residing in the city. It forms part of the iLight Marina Bay exhibition, which features innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world, displayed along the Singapore river. 

An aerial display of the Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles flying T-50 aircraft at a media preview of the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, 11 February 2014. The Singapore Airshow runs from 11 until 16 February 2014.

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An aerial display of the Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles flying T-50 aircraft at a media preview of the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore on Tuesday.

A visitor take a photo of a life size replica of a lizard crocodile 'Sauroshuchus' exhibited at the Art Science Museum during a media preview in Singapore on January 23, 2014. The exhibit called "Dinosaurs: from dawn to extinction " traces evolution of dinosaurs 600 years back in time. The exhibition will open to visitors from January 25 to July 27.

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A visitor takes a photo of a life-sized replica of the lizard crocodile ‘Sauroshuchus’ exhibited at the Art Science Museum, Singapore, during a media preview of Dinosaurs: From Dawn to Extinction. The exhibition runs from January 25 to July 27

Guests pose with a bronze statue of "Yoda" a charactor from "Star Wars" after it was unveiled at the opening ceremony of the "Sandcrawler" building, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Singapore. The "Sandcrawler" building, aptly named due to its resemblance to a large vehicle featured in the original "Star Wars" film, is home to the regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, The Walt Disney Company (South East Asia) and ESPN Asia Pacific.

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A bronze statue of the Star Wars character Yoda is unveiled on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Sandcrawler building in Singapore. Yoda, is the grand master of the Jedi Order in George Lucas’s films. George Lucas, director of the Star Wars movies, is to base the regional headquarters for his company Lucasfilm at the Sandcrawler building, which resembles the huge mobile fortresses featured in films 

Office workers pass OCBC building in Singapore...Office workers pass an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) building in the central business district of Singapore January 6, 2014. Singapore OCBC's bid to take over Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank Ltd in a deal estimated at $5.3 billion has raised concerns it may be paying too much for a mid-sized bank and will be tapping shareholders to fund the acquisition. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS)

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Office workers pass an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation building in the central business district of Singapore. Singapore OCBC’s bid to take over Hong Kong’s Wing Hang Bank in a deal estimated at $5.3bn has raised concerns it may be paying too much for a mid-sized bank and will be tapping shareholders to fund the acquisition 

Workers clean and maintain the glass canopy of the Ocean Financial Center office building at the central business district of Singapore...Workers clean and maintain the glass canopy of the Ocean Financial Center office building at the central business district of Singapore November 28, 2013.  REUTERS/Edgar Su

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Workers clean the glass canopy of the Ocean Financial Center office building in the central business district in Singapore.