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the City Hall, the Cathedral of St. Andrew's, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Raffles Museum and Library and the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank. Along the esplanade are the principal hotels, Raffle's
Itaffle's Hotel, Singapore.
Hotel, Hotel de L'Europe and the Adelphi, and near the landing-stage on the quay stands the fine post and telegraph offices and a club replete with modern conveniences. Within easy distance of the town are the Botanical Gardens where one may wander among shady palms, beautiful flowers and magnificent tropical vegetation of all kindsa a veritable Paradise. Connected with the Gardens is a Zoo wherA a great variety of animals from the Malay Peninsula may be observed. One of the greatest attractions of Singapore is its busy street scenes, and here the reflective student of human nature will find abundant food for contemplation ; every thoroughfare is thronged with a motley crowd of humanity, passing and repassing, the gay head-dresses and bright-hued sarongs of the Javanese relieved by the flowing white garments of the stately Arab. Surging through the traffic at his peculiar trot comes the bland Chinee, making little of the obstacles in his path, followed by grim-visaged, soldier-like Sikhs, Malays, Tamils, Siamese, Burmese, Cingalese, Parsees, Malabars, Sasars, rich and poor, of high caste and low, each playing his small part in the great game of life upon this temporary stage.
Singapore has a fine system of electric trams traversing the waterfront and city, and a Government railway line connects with a ferry to Johore, some fourteen miles distant ; trains leave every hour, and the return fare is $2.00. Other public conveyances are hackney coaches and rickshaws.