Singapore or the City of lions is one of the most industrialised cities in south-east Asia. Capital of the Republic of Singapore and separated from Malaysia during the middle of the 20th century, this island-city-state, which was traditionally linked with the British Empire, is a prosperous and cosmopolitan city. Located between Malaysia and Indonesia, it has gradually overcome its war against the sea over the years and also taken on greater relevance in respect of world economy. It is now one of the areas with the greatest economic growth in the world and an ideal place as a business nursery and base for existing businesses in south-east Asia.
In addition, Singapore, together with Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok, is one of the main gateways to south-east Asia. With a population of five million, this city can presume to be one of the most westernised cities in the region. Its services and infrastructures are well developed and offer great benefits to tourist and the local population. Its strong urban development contrasts with its unspoiled natural beauty spots that make it possible to get away from the more densely-populated areas that are concentrated in such a small space. Its wonderful natural attractions include the insect kingdom, the butterfly park, the Jurong bird park, night Safaris or the zoo. But not only does the island boast many attractive natural areas, but it is also a strong motor of economic growth in the region, and its imposing skyscrapers co-exist with the island of Kusu, the town of Pulau Urbin or the island of San John. Other important attractions are the beaches won from the sea, its sea promenades and the many options for leisure and entertainment that have been improving over the years in Singapore. Finally, we should mention the incomparable situation of the island as a starting point for excursions to neighbouring zones such as Malaysia or Bali in Indonesia, which are true paradises of sun and sand, only a few hours from the island-city.