This page contains a compilation of posts about Singapore. It is a small tropical island just north of the Equator, surrounded by Malaysia and Indonesia. It is an independent country with a population of about 5 million and growing.
Many travellers use Singapore as a gateway to Southeast Asia because the Changi International Airport is one of the largest in the world serving almost all major international carriers.
A decade ago, nobody knows much about us. Now, I think we are more famous…or infamous. I believe the first international incident involves Michael Fay, an American who was sentenced to caning here in 1994 for serial spray-painting cars. We call it vandalism. I think it became a big deal because then-US President Bill Clinton appealed on his behalf. He was unsuccessful though. A case of cultural clash. Caning is quite normal in Singapore, it is not cruel.
The next most infamous thing is probably the mandatory death sentence for drug traffickers (not drug addicts). And most recently, the fact that our Prime Minister’s pay ranks higher than US President Barack Obama. Uniquely Singapore indeed. ;P
Let’s get Anthony Bourdain to lighten this introduction. His take on Singapore and its food.
If you are interested, here are some posts on Singapore
We are small but we still have some talented people
For more stories on Singapore, select category “Singapore” from the Folders by Topic list.
Let me end this little post with an official video from the Singapore Tourism Board. I thought it was quite well made. What do you think?