At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today, we take a trip to the global business centre of Southeast Asia, the island city-state of Singapore.
The modern city and nation of Singapore has a history of human habitation going back to the 2nd Century AD. The island country’s modern history as a mercantile hub in Southeast Asia between Malaysia (which it was once briefly a part of) and Indonesia dates back to 1819, when it was founded as a trading post of the British East India Company. After decades of gradual growth under British colonial authority and occupation by Japanese forces during World War II, Singapore emerged independent in 1965 and has quickly expanded into one of the region’s economic powerhouses, a true “Asian tiger” on the markets.
Singapore has 5.5 million residents (nearly 40% of which are permanent residents or foreign nationals) spread over 63 islands, although most live on the main Singapore Island (Pulau Ujong in the local Malay language). It is a major hub of commerce and finance in the region and in the global market, where it ranks as the fourth-largest financial centre in the world after New York, London, and Hong Kong. Singapore is one of the most prosperous and developed nations in Asia and indeed across the globe, with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
Singapore is also a highly diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan society. International cultural festivals from Chinese New Year to Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian celebrations are held in the city each year, along with Singapore’s National Day holiday on August 9th. The Singapore Botanical Gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only such site within the city-state and the only tropical garden to make the list. Singapore’s cuisine is renowned for its eclectic and diverse options, and many food travellers are sure to add Singapore as a stop on their culinary adventures. Singapore is a popular tourist destination, attracting around 15 million visitors annually.
Singapore is a key transportation and trade hub in Southeast Asia as well. It has the second busiest container port in the world after Shanghai, China, and a major modern international airport in Changi, the main hub of Singapore Airlines, its successful national airline.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Singapore.