Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world, with a land area of about 710 square kilometers – earning it the nickname “The Little Red Dot”. Despite its small size, Singapore commands a large presence in the world today with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce.
Singapore is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city, its skyline dotted with high-rise buildings and landscape gardens. The city is populated by people with a diverse range of ethnicities, with many different languages, cultures and religions. It is a city rich in contrast and colour.
Modern Singapore was founded during the 19th century, when it was established as a trading station. Soon, the island’s policy of free trade attracted merchants not only from all over Asia, but from as far away as the US and the Middle East. By 1965, Singapore had become an independent republic.
Today, you can experience Singapore’s rich historical heritage by visiting many of the national monuments, museums and memorials located around the city. Singapore is famous for its progressiveness, known today for having one of the freest and most innovative economies in the world.
The city of Singapore has numerous shopping malls, museums, restaurants and entertainment hotspots to choose from. Dining, along with shopping, is said to be the country’s national pastime. There are a multitude of malls and stores, with a range of excellent restaurants to choose from, day or night, with dining options from Peranakan to Chinese, Indian to Malay, fusion and more.