The modern skyline of Singapore’s business district is a glittering tribute to the commerce that has long been at the heart of Singapore.
From the 1800s, anyone could enter and trade freely in Singapore. The safe harbour drew merchants, artisans and workers from all over the world and the place buzzed with business.
Progress in both technology and the skills of the population has led Singapore’s economy to diversify and include industries such as financial services and research and development.
The key drivers of today’s sophisticated economy are innovation and technology, and they are shaping Singapore’s future as the marketplace of choice for international investors and an incubator for future global brands.