Introduction

History and Origins

The Merlion The Merlion was designed as an emblem for the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in 1964. The designer was Mr Fraser Brunner, a member of the souvenir committee and a curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium. The Merlion has a lion head and a fish body resting on a crest of waves. The lion head symbolises the legend of the rediscovery of...

Brief History of Singapore

"It is a place that cherishes its past as it looks to the future." The earliest known mention of Singapore was a 3rd century Chinese account which described Singapore as "Pu-luo-chung" ("island at the end of a peninsula"). Little is known about the island's history at this time but this matter-of-fact description...

Uniquely Singapore

Unique is the word that best captures Singapore, a dynamic city rich in contrast and colour where you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. A bridge between the East and the West for centuries, Singapore, located in the heart of fascinating Southeast Asia, continues to embrace tradition and modernity today....

Singapore Today

Singapore is 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 Republic has...

Singapore Facts

Singapore Facts Did you know... Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands. Most of these islands are uninhabited.Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometres. The USA is about 15,000 times bigger. Advertisements Apart from Monaco, Singapore is the...

Map of Singapore

Geographical Location "It is far from ordinary, yet comforts are always near." Located at one of the crossroads of the world, Singapore's strategic position has helped it grow into a major centre for trade, communications and tourism. Its geographical location is 136.8 km north of the equator, between latitudes 103 degrees 38' E...

Celebs and Media Buzz

Check out what celebrities and journalists have to say about Singapore! Two things amaze me about Singapore, its efficiency and discipline. We have a lot to learn from you... What's amazing about this city is that there is a quiet peace that prevails all over the country. For women and children it's an ideal place to be; it's a very...

What Visitor Saying

Had a fantastic time in Singapore? Want to share your holiday memories? Then send us a message! We'll post it on our site for others to enjoy. Post your quote now! My wife, daughter and I went to visit Singapore in July this year. We had such a lovely time in your beautiful country, that we thought we would make it our stopover next time we go...