Almost 2 thousand merchant ships drop anchor at Singapore’s harbour every day. Located along the Straits of Malacca, it is one of the busiest ports in the world. The place was a major trade outpost as early as 13th century, mentioned in the records of Chinese sailors bringing goods to and from Southeast Asia.
The Straits of Malacca is a fairly narrow stretch of water that, nevertheless, is one of the most important trade lanes in the world. The strait is the main shipping point between the Pacific and Indian oceans, giving it a strategic place in the world economy.
Looking at the Singapore port on a clear day, one can ponder all the business opportunities waiting right there at the shore or just admire the ships enjoying a moment of calm before venturing forth into the horizon.