Geographically situated in the heart of Southeast Asia and just 719.1 square kilometres in size, Singapore is an island city-state that is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions, it’s constantly evolving, reinventing and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities.
Besides reigning as a global finance and banking powerhouse, as well as a hotbed for entrepreneurial initiatives, this rapidly advancing city-state persists at the forefront not just of urban planning, but also entertainment, art, pop culture and, of course, food and drink. Singapore’s accessibility, pro-business environment and diverse leisure offerings makes it the ideal destination to attend best-in-class events. Home to more than 7,000 MNCs and 150 non-profit organisations, Singapore aspires to be a dynamic exchange capital of the world, where possibilities are made.
The melding of Singapore’s rich tapestry of culture into a harmonious collective is the country’s biggest attraction. Its diverse places of worship, cuisines and languages co-exist harmoniously, despite their differences. Singapore’s art and design scene is also a colourful brew of local works, with international inspirations. Imagine taking in the newest and largest collection of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art, housed within two of the city’s majestic historical national monuments at the National Gallery Singapore or travel back into the colonial era on the Civic District Art Trail, and learn about some of Singapore’s significant monuments and memorials.
Step into Singapore’s well-known precincts such as the Marina Bay waterfront and marvel at the sight of architectural icons such as the Marina Bay Sands and the Gardens by the Bay that dot the impressive skyline; or one of Asia’s award-winning shopping street Orchard Road; to quaint little cultural precincts, each with its own distinct character and charm.
The vibrant city never sleeps with world-class events and local celebrations packing the calendar all year round. As a cosmopolitan nation, Singapore plays host to many festivals and events that set the city abuzz such as the Singapore Food Festival every July, Singapore Night Festival every August and the FORMULA One Singapore night race every September. For traditional cultural festivals, head to Chinatown or Little India where lights and creative decor fill the streets with pomp and colour during Chinese New Year and Deepavali respectively.