Singapore is an island surrounded by 63 islets. The main
island has a total land area of 682 square km and is joined
to Malaysia and the rest of Asia via a major road bridge.
In just 150 years, Singapore has grown into a thriving centre of commerce and industry and boasts the busiest port in the world
One of the world's major oil refining and distribution centres, 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 centres of Asia, with more than 130 banks.
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.