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Our Country


Singapore was founded back in 1819 when it was established as a British trading post. The country gained independence on 9 August 1965, and over the next five decades Singapore thrived as a global financial and trading hub. 


The city-state celebrates a diversity of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian cultures and traditions. With this multi-ethnic tapestry, there is a wide variety of cuisines to land your taste buds on. The modern and urbanised country is blended with traditional and historical places in which our rich history is retained and preserved.


Today, Singapore is home to the world’s best airport, an excellent healthcare system, and is a global and regional hub for businesses. The country also offers great shopping experiences, state-of-the-art infrastructures, and scenic city skylines. 


The APPS 2020 reception committee is very excited to welcome you to our island home! See you at APPS 2020 Singapore!