Singapore is a major travel hub in Southeast Asia. It is a safe and easy place to visit.
Singapore is a small island very close to the equator and is a cultural melting pot whose population is comprised primarily of ethic Chinese, Malay, and Indian. Because of the cultural diversity, Singapore is a food paradise.
Singapore has a wide variety of shopping and entertainment opportunities. Orchard Road continues to be popular, but some of the newer shopping centers, such as Vivo City, are impressive and fun to visit.
Chinatown and Little India have reasonably priced restaurants and a variety of souvenirs and gifts.
The recently opened 'Singapore Flyer', at 541 feet is the highest Ferris Wheel in the world. Casino gambling will begin in Singapore in 2009.
Transportation is reasonable, clean, and safe. Taxis are pervasive. English is widely spoken.
Singapore's MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system links most of the primary attractions on the island.
If you have a 5 hour or longer layover in Singapore, look into the free shuttles and tours.
Singapore has a wide variety of lodging alternatives, from inexpensive hostels to luxury hotels.
Update On Feb 27, 2010: Singapore's first casino, Resorts World Sentosa, opened this month (Feb 2010). It's second casino, The Marina Bay Sands will open on April 27, 2010. The Marina Bay Sands is owned by Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS). Both of these are big, impressive casinos which are destined to be very popular in Southeast Asia.