Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.
If you're only going to be in Singapore for just a few days, you might want to extend your trip. There’s just so many places to see and things to do. If your into art there are museums and galleries to visit, while history buffs can explore history museums and heritage centers. Party animals can revel in a colorful nightlife scene, nature lovers can immerse in the many rain-forests and gardens available, and sports enthusiasts can look forward to sporting action. And the whole family can spend time together at theme parks. Don't miss out on the fun.