Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts the world's busiest port.
Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene and ready access to the Indonesian island of Bintan, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.
Singapore is no longer considered a sterile transit point, but is now a welcome destination for expats and intrepid travellers looking for a respite from Asia’s often dirt, grime and chaotic cities and towns. - Wikitravel