Singapore is made up of a main island with 63 surrounding islets. The main island has a total land area of 682 square km.
Singapore is the busiest port in the world with more than 550 shipping lines sending super tankers, container ships and passenger liners to share the busy waters with coastal fishing vessels and wooden lighters.
It is one of the world's major oil refining and distribution centres. Singapore is also a major supplier of electronic components and a leader in shipbuilding and repairing. Singapore has established itself as a leading financial centre in Asia with many banks setting up its base here. Business dealings are facilitated by Singapore's superb communications network which links the nation to the rest of the world via satellite, 24-hour telegraph and telephone systems.
Singapore's strategic location, excellent facilities, fascinating cultural contrasts and tourist attractions contribute to its success as a leading destination for both business and pleasure.
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