You are here: HomeMediaCountry InsightsSingapore

Singapore

Flag & Coat of Arms

capital

Singapore

population

5 312 400

area

710 km²

languages

English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil

currency

Singapore dollar

GDP

$327.557 billion

Int'l organizations

IMF, WTO, ASEAN

A global hub for both business and leisure, Singapore is a natural choice for meetings and events. In order to maintain its position as one of the premier trade show destination, there is an increasing number of international trade shows, exhibitions and conferences organized annually in Singapore. Singapore Expo, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center and Suntec Singapore are among largest convention venues in Singapore.  Supported by a wealth of unique venues, Singapore proves that business and pleasure can in fact be mixed.

Singapore is of the most tourist friendly destination in Southeast Asia. There is no other place where you can see such a perfect mix of Chinese, Indian and Muslim Malaysian culture operating in the purely westernized environment. Made up of a main island with 63 surrounding islets, Singapore has plenty of scenic recreation options that groups can enjoy in the year-round warm climate: pond fishing, biking or kayaking at the increasingly-popular Pasir Ris Park, which is also home to a large mangrove forest.

Luckily for international travelers, Singapore makes it easy for guests to reach any and all meeting venues and attractions with its clean, inexpensive transportation system. An extensive network of trains, buses and taxis connect travelers to nearly any point in the city. Transport within Singapore is mainly land-based. Many parts of Singapore are accessible by road, including islands such as Sentosa and Jurong Island. The other major form of transportation within Singapore is rail: the Mass Rapid Transit which runs the length and width of Singapore, and the Light Rail Transit which runs within a few neighbourhoods. The main island of Singapore is connected to the other islands by ferryboat services. Getting to the city itself is also hassle-free, thanks the Changi Airport, located about 30 minutes from downtown. Operating flights to over 180 cities in more than 50 countries, Changi is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world.

According to the Singapore media, Singapore is among the top five countries in the world for night-life, fine dining and shopping. At night, Singapore practically transforms itself from an ever-so-efficient business hub to a buzzing network of bars and nightclubs. Night spots in Singapore tend to exist in clusters, making pub-hopping even easier.

The Singapore Government recognizes four official languages: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil. These official languages, along with a multitude of other languages, reflect Singapore's multiracial, multicultural and multilingual nature. Singapore has a policy of bilingualism, where students learn in English but are taught the language of their ethnicity, referred to as their "mother tongue".

 

Trade shows in Singapore:

 

Aviation Outlook Asia

ASEAN Tourism Forum

Asia Fashion Exchange (AFX)

Fuels & Lubes Asia Conference

Global Security Asia

IMDEX Asia

IT Show

MEDTEC

OS+H Asia + Medical Fair

Real Estate Investment World Asia

Sea Asia

The PC Show

Additional Info

  • flag file: sg.png
  • coat of arms file: sg.png
  • capital: Singapore
  • population: 5 312 400
  • area: 710 km²
  • languages: English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil
  • currency: Singapore dollar
  • GDP: $327.557 billion
  • Int'l organizations: IMF, WTO, ASEAN

Expochart.com Recommendations for Poland