A centre for business not only in Asia, but for the world, Singapore's success is built on modernity and diversity.
The city state known as the Republic of Singapore is renowned as one of the easiest places in the world to do business. It is a diverse city that has been that way for a long time and brings its diversity to its approach to business. Business travellers come to our serviced apartments in Singapore because it is recognised as the best city for international meetings and it has a huge list of accolades to its credit, including the world’s safest city, the ‘smartest’ city, the second biggest container port, third-largest financial centre… and so on and so forth.
Although 62 smaller islands fall into Singapore’s territory, the vast majority sits on one central island, and this main part of Singapore is quite different to many other world cities. For one thing, it has a huge area of rainforest right in the centre, as well as four nature reserves and something like 300 parks, there are plenty of places to escape to and these natural areas contrast elegantly with the skyscrapers.
Singapore Changi Airport, where many coming to short term accommodation may arrive, is rated by various magazines and review sites as one of the world’s best international airports. As a densely populated country, car use in Singapore is restricted and expensive and it was the first place in the world to introduce a congestion scheme way back in 1975. There are, however, extensive train and bus systems, as well as taxis, which are relatively cheap compared to many other places. Locals also like to get around by bicycle.
Singapore’s Orchard Road has been named the world’s best shopping street, it runs for three miles and boasts more than 20 shopping malls, as well as department stores and boutiques for many of the world’s main fashion brands. If you’re exploring while staying in our Singapore aparthotels, you will find that the city has plenty of interesting little neighbourhoods and hidden gems. Unsurprisingly for the melting pot that is Singapore, there is a Chinatown area, as well as a ‘Little India’, both of which have much to offer visitors to the city. Much of the action in Chinatown is around Pagoda Street and Smith Street.
The city also has the world’s first night zoo, which runs a night safari and a tram ride that takes in all the essential attractions. Famously, Singapore was also the location for the first Formula One night race and city apartments could also be good for those coming to that event. Set within the impressive Empress Place Building, the Asian Civilisations Museum explores traditional Asian culture in an ambitious project exhibiting objects across 11 different themed displays.
Our corporate housing is available in a variety of locations across Singapore, offering excellent options for the lone traveller, families and much larger business groups.