The Singapore pavilion exhibition offers visitors the delights of this wonderful island city where ancient cultures and advanced technology blend so harmoniously that one can hardly distinguish between the traditional and the modern.
Yet it wasn't always so. Singapore was once a crossroads for adventurous sailors and merchants who traded by sea between China, India and Europe, buying strong spices, fine fabrics and rare jewellery. Nowadays,
its harbour is teeming with oil tankers and modern cargo ships.
What was once a tiny, insignificant fishing village has become, with a population of 2.55 million, a recognised telecommunications centre in the East and one of the world's largest ports by tonnage. A centre of maritime trade and shipbuilding, Singapore is the world's third largest oil refiner and has become a leading manufacturer of oil rigs. Its airline, Singapore Airlines, serves 34 countries.
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