Singapore, the City State

The skyline of Marina Bay Sands during National Day Parade. A look at Singapore's national icon, the merlion.

Photos: Andrew JK Tan/STB

The Host

Singapore has been described as a thriving cosmopolitan city that’s brimming with diversity, stemming from a fascinating mix of culture, language, arts and architecture. Despite measuring only about 710 square kilometres she packs a punch, offering a myriad things to see, do, and experience against a background of high-rise buildings and pockets of verdant greenery.

Home to a multicultural society, Singapore offers diverse cuisines and dining options that will whet the pickiest eater’s appetite, as well as a peek into a bygone era at various cultural precincts that exude old world charm. At sunset, bright lights add sparkle to the iconic Orchard Road stretch, and the latest hits get the party started at Clarke Quay and Boat Quay. Singapore’s state-of-the-art facilities and exciting world-class sporting events also attract business travellers and sports enthusiasts alike.

A dynamic city that inspires, Singapore is constantly innovating to offer her visitors a unique blend of fresh experiences which sets her apart from other destinations.

For a complete list of to-dos in Singapore, visit Your Singapore.

A Sporting Nation

Sport Singapore (SportSG) is the national sports agency responsible for creating access, opportunities and capabilities for individuals to live better through sports. Through Vision 2030, SportSG seeks to employ sports as a national strategy to stimulate positive, deeply embedded values for Singaporeans and our nation. 

Artist impression of the Singapore Sports Hub.

The upcoming Sports Hub, to be completed in June 2014, will be Singapore's premier land and sea sports, entertainment and lifestyle destination. Featuring a unique cluster development of integrated world-class sports facilities within the city, it will not only spur the development of the sports industry, excellence and participation, but also take sports to the next level in Singapore. 

Avid supporters of golf, marathons, netball, sailing and, tennis are in for a treat at world-class spectator events like the HSBC’s Women Golf Championships, Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, Netball Nations Cup, the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race, Volvo Ocean Race, and the Women’s Tennis Association Championships from 2014-2018.


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