Although some refer to Singapore as „the little red dot“, the city is much more than that moniker. The bustling metropolis offers an unrivaled living environment and a melting pot of cultures. Besides the fact that different ethnicities and beliefs coexist makes Singapore one of the most interesting cities in South East Asia and a destination for private and business tourism alike.

Singapore has made significant inroads since the 1960s. With the help of the Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore transformed itself over the course of half a century from a pre-industrialized country to a knowledge-based economy that now boasts being a global center of high-tech innovation and a high standard of living.

The significance of this rapid transformation is rarely paralleled elsewhere in the world. Such changes in Singapore took careful planning, strategic investment, the presence of a forward thinking people, and an insightful Economic Development Board. This same energy and foresight is now driving the vision of change for Singapore into the next century.


Aw Kah Peng, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

Welcome to Singapore – Colourful Lion City
Maja Lenz, KVB Publishing House
KVB Publishing House extends its greatest appreciation to the Economic Development
Board (EDB) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) for their cooperation, providing
useful information to our readership on Singapore's economic landscape, touristic
destinations and its exhibition venues.

A City Presents Itself – beyond words
Dale Lawrence, Journalist

Art & Culture – Building a distinctive global city for the arts
Liew Choon Boon, Senior Director / Industry and the Arts
Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (MICA)

The commercial location of Singapore –
a thriving centre of commerce and industry

KVB Publishing House

Messages from the board
Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Global forwarding Africa & South Asia Pacific
Chia Kim Piow, Chairman & Managing Director, Rotary Engineering Limited
Hansjoerg Wagner, President, Polycom Asia Pacific

Research and development landscape in singapore
Professor Low Teck Seng, Managing Director, A*STAR

Singapore As an international financial centre
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Message from the board

Gerald Chan, Country Head & CEO of UBS Singapore

Maritime Singapore – where People, ideas and opportunities come together
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

Destination Changi Airport – unparalleled airport experiences
Ivan Tan, Director Corporate Communications, Changi Airport Group

Message from the board
Singapore Airlines Limited

Sporting Singapore: Transforming the game –
Igniting Opportunities, accelerating returns

Singapore Sports Council