Singapore started out life as a trading port, setup by the British it
quickly became a place where many traders and travelers arrived on a
once primitive island.
Today Singapore is a thriving metropolis where thousands of people pass
through each day. Singapore's Changi Airport is one of the largest in
Asia and is often rated in the top 5 of international airports.
With Singapore being a major stopover point for the Europe to
Australasia route, flights in and out of Singapore are plentiful and can
also be cheap. Singapore has established a healthy tourist industry and
is also a major departing point for cruise ships traveling to Indonesia,
Malaysia and Thailand.
Singapore is connected to Malaysia by a causeway and because of this
trains and buses run into Malaysia and beyond to Thailand, a bus trip to
Kuala Lumpur can take around 8 hours so this trip may be better left to
a plane. A popular tourist trip into Malaysia is a bus trip to the
historic town of Melaka on the Straits of Malacca, several bus companies
run tourist trips into Malaysia and all are easily booked while you are