This 1995 photograph depicted a typical street corner in Singapore with older colonial-style buildings in the foreground, and some recently-built skyscrapers in the background. Singapore is an island city-state located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Visible in this photo was a double-decker bus and a taxi cab, but no private automobiles. As a result of public transport availability, i.e., nearly 50% of the population uses mass transit it on a daily basis, and environmental initiatives, Singapore's air is notable for its lack of pollution.The city's citizens enjoy good health by international standards. According to the World Health Organization, rising standards of living, high levels of medical services, and the active promotion of preventive medicine have had a positive effect. Singapore is becoming a popular tourist and business destination. It is important for all travelers to be aware of the potential health hazards in any destination, foreign or domestic.
CDC/ Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
October 24, 2012
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