Republic of Singapore
One degree latitude north of the equator
Singapore island was known as Temasek during the 14th century. She was later named Singapura or the Lion city where the lion was a symbolic character. Singapore was under the rule of Malacca Sultanate and then the Johor Sultanate.
In 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles negotiated a treaty leading to the establishment of the British crown colony of Singapore. Soon Singapore became a British settlement and establish itself as a major trading port.
Today you can find many Colonial architectures and historic buildings in modern day Singapore. National Gallery Singapore, Victoria Theater Concert Hall, Asian Civilizations Museum, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, CHIJMES, Raffles Hotel and Fullerton Hotel.
Singapore, a sovereign city-state with one-party rule, an economy that has grown rapidly in the last half-century and one of the highest per-capita incomes on planet earth. It is now the best time to visit Singapore as our city planners have designed the city with Live, Work & Play in mind. Plus walkability, ethnic diversity and green space in mind. Singapore is now one of the the most livable city in the world.
Consider investing in Singapore when you visit the island.
World Bank 2016 Report listed Singapore as the world’s best and easiest place to do business. Singapore has consistently been acknowledged as a global business hub and a world class city state. Singapore has made waves in the international community for its business excellence, well developed infrastructure, open business policies, a skilled workforce, political stability and its great rule of law.
Many multinational companies have chosen to set up their regional headquarters here in Singapore as a springboard and gateway to Asia. Business owners all over the world regard Singapore as the most ideal location to grow their businesses in order to tap into emerging Asian markets.
As new wave of globalization heats up, Singapore will always be in a global talent war. Singapore is but only a shiny little red dot without any natural resources. With a small domestic market, we have no choice but to import foreign talents. Human resources is our only resource. Global foreign talents who can contribute are always welcome to live, work and play here in cosmopolitan Singapore.
As a meritocratic society that embraces cultural diversity, Singaporeans enjoys a high quality of life and a high standard of living in this sunny island city. Singapore was recently ranked the 7th Most Livable City in the world and only 2nd in Asia. Our good air quality, safe & secure environment, solid public transport infrastructure, world class medical facilities and low crime rate are qualities that are not easily duplicated or found in other metropolitan cities.