Singapore as a destination for tourism

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Singapore, a vibrant, multi-cultural, sophisticated city-state where tradition and modernity, East and West, meet in comfortable companionship.

Brief History

As you may already know, Singapore became and Independent Republic in 1965. Going back to the 14th Century, this small but strategically placed island was known as 'Singa Pura' or in translation, 'Lion City'. During the 18th Century, The British saw this island as being very convenient for them to feed, refit and protect their mighty fleet, as well as forestalling any advances by the Dutch in the region. Sir Stamford Raffles soon established Singapore as a trading station. The policy of free trade attracted merchants from all over the world to Singapore. By 1824, just five years after the founding of modern Singapore, its population had grown from 150 to 10,000 inhabitants. Shortly after becoming an English colony, during the 19th Century, its population had grown from 150 to 10,000 inhabitants! Over three million now live in this overpopulated, tiny island.
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And so that is how Singapore came to exist.

Singapore Today

However, Singapore today had emerged into a thriving Centre of commerce and industry. Singapore is not just one island, but it is a main island with over 60 surrounding islets. The main island has a total of about 640 square kilometres. In just 150 years, Singapore now boasts the busiest port in the world with over 600 shipping lines sending super tankers, container ships and passenger liners to share the busy waters with coastal fishing vessels and wooden lighters. Singapore is also one of the ...

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