Singapore is the gateway to Southeast Asia, an island city-state perched on the borders of Malaysia and Indonesia. The city’s relentless trajectory is sure to capture the imagination on even the briefest of visits. In less than half a century, this once seedy, worn-out port has transformed itself into a trading powerhouse and economic heavyweight.
Modern Singapore was established as a port by English businessman Stamford Raffles.
- Raffles was also one of the founders of the London Zoo.
- His contribution to Singapore is commemorated all over the city from statues and plaques to street and business names.