Singapore, also known as the ‘little red dot’, has progressed remarkably since her independence in 1945. Today, Singapore is rapidly taking its place among the world’s premier global cities, where talented professionals from all around the world gather to share innovative ideas and start new businesses.
Located strategically in the heart of Southeast Asia and at the nexus of major shipping lanes, Singapore is an important logistics hub and conduit for world trade. Highly efficient customs and business-friendly import/export procedures offer companies greater efficiencies in obtaining clearance/documentation/permits for their goods, attracting many multi-national corporations into the country. Today, 20 of the top 25 global logistics players, including DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, Sankyu, Schenker, Toll, UPS and Yusen Logistics have set up regional or global headquarter functions here.
Singapore has recently been recognised by the World Economic Forum as the most network-ready environment in Asia in terms of market, political and regulatory infrastructure for connectivity. There are also high levels of individual, business and government readiness and usage of technology, allowing Singapore to be ranked as the most attractive as an investment location, both regionally and globally (Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Forecasts Report 2014).
Apart from her strong economic performance, Singapore also boasts a vibrant city life and diverse culture, attributing to her multi-racial, multi-religious society. With the addition of the Marina Bay Sands, 101-hectare Gardens by the Bay and the South East Asia Aquarium to our urban landscape, it is no wonder why Lonely Planet picked Singapore as the world’s top travel destination for 2015.