My family and I visited Singapore last July 2009.
Singapore is a micro-state and the smallest nation in Southeast Asia. It is substantially larger than Monaco and Vatican City, the only other present-day sovereign city-states.
A visit to Singapore would not be complete without a picture by the Merlion. Singapore's symbol. The Merlion is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body comes from Singapore's ancient name back when it was a fishing village. Temasek meaning "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name, Singapura, meaning "lion city" or "kota singa" in Sanskrit and Malay.