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Various cars on display at the world's largest luxury car vending machine at Autobahn Motors, a used car dealership, in Singapore, on Friday, Jan 4, 2019.

Photographer: Ore Huiying for Bloomberg Markets

The Island That Wealth Built

In January, the photographer Ore Huiying traveled around Singapore to capture scenes of life in the city-state, which is about half as large as Los Angeles geographically. Her images—from a towering luxury-car “vending machine” to a crossback golden arowana, reputedly the world’s most expensive aquarium fish—give a sense of Singapore's prosperity. The nation's gross domestic product per capita, based on purchasing power parity, ranked third in the world in 2018, according to the International Monetary Fund. As recounted in a separate story in the February/March issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine, a shrinking stock market has done little to dull Singapore's luster. 

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Members of the public enjoy the view from the roof-top garden of The Pinnacle at Duxton, a public housing development location in downtown Singapore, on Sunday, Jan 6, 2019.
Photographer: Ore Huiying for Bloomberg Markets
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Potential buyers attend the sales launch of Fourth Avenue Residences, a luxury condominium development located in Bukit Timah, a prime district in Singapore, on Sunday, Jan 6, 2019.
Photographer: Ore Huiying for Bloomberg Markets
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A crossback golden arowana swims in a fish tank at Paradise Arowana, an arowana breeding farm in Singapore, on Monday, Jan 7, 2019.
Photographer: Ore Huiying for Bloomberg Markets
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The Interlace, an award-winning condominium, can be seen in the background from a corridor of a public flat in Singapore, on Friday, Jan 4, 2019.
Photographer: Ore Huiying for Bloomberg Markets
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Bungalows with private boat berths can be seen at Sentosa Cove, a prestigious residential enclave located in the island of Sentosa in Singapore, on Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019.
Photographer: Ore Huiying for Bloomberg Markets
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A dog awaits its turn while another one gets groomed by an employee in Wagington, a luxury pet hotel and resort in Singapore, on Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019.
Photographer: Ore Huiying for Bloomberg Markets

 

— With assistance by Donna Cohen