Situated in Southeastern Asia, Singapore is not only the smallest nation of the region but also one of the smallest countries in the world. With only 710 km2, Singapore might be small area wise, but sure is a country to reckon with. Singapore is situated in Southeastern Asia. Singapore is not only the smallest nation of the region but also one of the smallest countries in the world. With only 710 sq km, Singapore might be small area wise, but sure is a country to reckon with. You must have heard a lot about Singapore as the state of strict rules, of spanking clean streets, glittering buildings and ever smiling people; and every bit of it is true. It is hard to believe that Singapore, which once started as a fishing state, has become such a wonderful place today. The most startling fact is that the number of tourists who visit Singapore every year is almost double the population of the country. Quiet obviously, this appears mind boggling. However, once you tour Singapore, this once mind boggling fact will seem obvious. The best way to explore this charming city is by taking a cruise through the beautiful Singapore River. Admire the glitzy skyline that puts to shame most cities of bigger, more developed countries. Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures and various ethnicity. You will find here people belonging to Indian origin, Chinese origin alongside the native people. Irony sometimes is very beautiful. Singapore is the destination of many firsts and many largest. It is home to the tallest hotel in the world, Asia's largest bird park, world's highest man-made waterfall, world's first night safari, world's largest fountain and world's largest tropical oceanarium, but the country is among the smallest.. Does anyone need more reasons to visit Singapore? Though there are 63 islands, Singapore City is the only city in the country. Sentosa Island and Pulau Ubin are two of the largest islands of Singapore.