From the moment Stamford Raffles stepped ashore on this island at the tip of the Malay Peninsula in 1819, Singapore has never looked back.
It has successfully developed over nearly two centuries to become a global financial hub, and a place where calm and order are the norm. For those travelling Europe to Australia and vice versa, it is the perfect stopover city. For visitors touring South East Asia, it is an oasis of organisation and quality. Colonial architecture sits alongside the ultra-modern, but above all, Singapore offers an experience all of its own.