Raffles Hotel Singapore is the flagship property of Raffles Hotels & Resorts. Opened in 1887, it is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world. No visit to Singapore is complete without a stay at Raffles; tradition demands it.
Award-winning Changi International Airport is served by over 100 airlines with about 6,300 weekly scheduled flights to some 220 cities in 60 countries worldwide, with Singapore Airlines as the National Flight Carrier of Singapore.
Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia. The Causeway is a very popular and thus terminally congested entry point connecting Woodlands in the north of Singapore directly into the heart of Johor Bahru. A second crossing between Malaysia and Singapore, known as the Second Link, has been built between Tuas in western Singapore and Tanjung Kupang in the western part of Johor state. Much faster and less congested than the Causeway, it is used by some of the luxury bus service
Singapore is one of the few countries that you can enter or leave by taxi. While normal Singaporean taxis are not allowed to cross into Malaysia and vice versa, specially licensed Singaporean taxis permitted to go to the Kotaraya shopping mall only, while Malaysian taxis, which can go anywhere in Malaysia, can be taken from Rochor Road. In the reverse direction, towards Singapore, you can take taxis from Kotaraya to any point in central Singapore or Changi Airport.
Ferries link Singapore with neighbouring Indonesian province of Riau Islands, and the Malaysian state of Johor. Singapore has four ferry terminals which handle international ferries: Harbour Front, formerly World Trade Centre, near the southern part of the Central Business District, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on the East Coast, as well as Changi Ferry Terminal and Changi Point Ferry Terminal, at the eastern extremity of the island.