PSYCHIATRY 2023 Meeting & Hospitality
Asia’s Little Red Dot is a powerhouse island-nation, an urban playground of a city-state that has admirably punched above its weight, in the past few decades. Like its South East Asian peers, Singapore, located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, boasts high-rise buildings that sit comfortably next to landscaped gardens. It’s quite a feat. From its origins in a humble fishing village, inhabited by indigenous people, to its contemporary collage-of-cultures avatar, Singapore is an established bustling cosmopolitan metropolis. You’ll often hear that Singapore offers the finest of the East and West. It is an immigrant nation with a significant link to the global economy making it one of the most globalized countries in the world. The official language spoken here are English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. Modern Singapore was founded in the 19th century by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who recognized the potential of the island and used it as a trading post for the East India Company. Singapore’s past reputation as a stopover destination has long been converted into one of being an exciting urban playground with specific entertainment options developed for travellers over the years: nature reserves, riverside quays, animal and marine parks, nightlife, world class restaurants and more. Everything a traveller might crave is in its 710 sq km land area (it is one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest in the region).