• 1819: establishment of an entrepôt in Singapore.
  • 1867: under the direct control of Britain as part of the Straits Settlements.
  • 1942: occupied by Japan.
  • 1959: gained self-governance.
  • 1963: became part of the new federation of Malaysia.
  • 1965: became an independent sovereign country.



The Singapore MRT is fully automated and is the most extensive driverless rapid transit system in the world.

Both are constructed and owned by the Land Transport Authority

Operators: SMRT Trains Ltd, SBS Transit Ltd.


More than 300 bus routes.

Things to do

  • Sentosa
    • Universal Studio Singapore
    • Marine Life Park
  • Marina Bay
    • Merlion
    • Marina Bay Sands Singapore
    • Gardens by the bay / Flower Dome / Cloud Forest
  • China town
  • Clarke Quay
  • Singapore National Museum:


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