Prior to European settlement, the island now known as Singapore was the site of a Malay fishing village at the mouth of the Singapore River. Foreign direct investment and a state-led drive to industrialization have created a modern economy focused on electronics manufacturing, petrochemicals, tourism and financial services alongside traditional entrepôt trade.
Changi International Airport (SIN)
30 - 45 minutes
Standard Time GMT +8; NO Daylight Saving Time
English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons. Its climate is characterized by uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity and abundant rainfall.
Chinatown, Singapore Zoological Gardens, Boat Quay, Singapore Botanical Gardens, Orchard Road