Singapore is made up of not just one island but a main
island with 63 surrounding islets. The main island has a
total land area of 682 square km.
However, its compact size belies its economic growth. In
just 150 years, Singapore has grown into a thriving
centre of commerce and industry. Its former role as an
entrepot has diminished, as the nation has increased its
Singapore is the busiest port in the world with over 600
shipping lines sending super tankers, container ships
and passenger liners to share the busy waters with
coastal fishing vessels and wooden lighters.
the world's major oil refining and distribution centers,
Singapore is a major supplier of electronic components
and a leader in shipbuilding and repairing. It has also
become one of the most important financial centers of
Asia, with more than 130 banks. Business dealings are
facilitated by Singapore's superb communications network
which links the nation to the rest of the world via
satellite, 24-hour telegraph and telephone systems.
Singapore's strategic location, excellent facilities,
fascinating cultural contrasts and tourist attractions
contribute to its success as a leading destination for
both business and pleasure.
What makes a place unique that gives it its distinct
Its place in the world.
Its passage through time.
From its beginnings as a humble trading post to the
bustling metropolis it is today, Singapore has always
been different. A bridge between the East and the West
for centuries, Singapore is today a vibrant melting pot
of ideas, cultures and peoples. Local in its perspective
but global in its outlook, Singapore is a city that has
evolved uniquely, where age-old traditions and
cutting-edge innovations are celebrated, a place
brimming with unbridled energy and bursting with
Singapore – truly a city like no other. With its
friendly and welcoming people, state-of-the-art
infrastructure and something new happening every day,
Singapore is so easy to appreciate.
Singapore: Shoppers’ Paradise and More!
Of quality luxury labels and mind-boggling variety
Where else can you get such incredible diversity in one
convenient location? From luxury boutiques to quality
antiques, from the latest electronics to tomorrow’s
fashion trends, you can shop for days in the city. Suss
out the best bargain deals and fantastic sales in the
malls, shops and markets. Beyond everyone’s favorite
shopping boulevard, Orchard Road, there are many other
shopping districts in Marina Bay, Bugis, the civic
district and the suburbs waiting to be explored.
Singapore – a one-stop destination where you can
practically shop the world.
Singapore: The Food Capital of the World
Of subtle flavors and local delights
They don’t call Singapore a food paradise for nothing.
When it comes to fine dining, whether it is haute French
cuisine or a ten-course Cantonese banquet, Singapore is
peerless in its diversity. Then there is the entire
range of local dishes that are truly unique to Singapore
– from fragrant Hainanese chicken rice to fiery Chilli
Crab and Peranakan curries. In Singapore, you have
endless unique culinary experiences. It all depends on
how many meals you can fit in a day!
Singapore: An Island of Attractions
Of unforgettable experiences and endless photo moments
The sights and sounds of bustling ethnic communities.
Nature’s creatures at play in a natural environment.
Funky architecture in a lush garden city. There are so
many aspects of Singapore that win over our visitors
you’ll need more than a few days to see them all. In
this city of contrasts, you can sightsee from a trishaw
ride in the shadow of skyscrapers or relive the tough
lives of early immigrants through modern technology. Or
simply chill out on the pier where the popular icon, the
Merlion, stands guard at the mouth of the Singapore
River. Whatever you choose, there’s always something
unique round the corner to surprise and enthrall you.
Singapore: A Gateway to Asia and Australasia
When you visit Singapore, you are not just limited to
one country. With our excellent flight connections,
rail, cruising and other touring options, we are the
perfect gateway to Asia and Australasia.
Visiting neighboring countries is a breeze!
Today Singapore is the favored destination of many, a
city where every visit leaves you enriched, recharged
and craving for more. There is so much waiting to be
experienced, a world of possibilities not found anywhere
else. Come and discover it for yourself, and take away
memories that are uniquely Singapore.
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Information courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board.