Singapore is one of the Asian Tige economies enjoying a total GDP $328 billion, with over $61k per capita ranking as 3rd highest per capita in the world. Modern Singapore was discovered by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 and set up as a trading outpost on behalf of the London based East India Company. Today Singapore has 5.4 million inhabitants with a strong ex-patriate presence mostly attracted to its favourable tax regime. Its economy is strong in part due to its busy port, but also due to the lack of bureacracy allowing business to flourish in this region. Key industries include engineering, electronics, finance, petrochemicals and shipping. Singapore has the 5th busiest port in the world. Singapore has a well developed transport infrastructure and serves as the main stopover for aircraft flying from London to Sydney. In total Singapore has 8 airports with Changi being the largest and Seletar handling a growing number of private jet and helicopter flights. Major events hosted in Singapore include: The Singapore Food Festival – a celebration of local cuisine Chinese New Year – One of the biggest celebrations of the year in Singapore. Singapore Arts Festival – Showcasing art from around the world in a month long celebration of the arts National Day – 9 August, celebrating independence from Malyasia. Singapore Grand Prix – Unique street circuit raced at night. For more information on private jet charter flights and helicopter flights to Singapore please contact our team on +44 (0)1252 416343 or email fly@execflyer.com