Until the early 20th century, the archipelago was sparsely populated. It was not until the founding of the trading subsidiary of the British East India Company in 1819 that the boom of the modern city began. Today Singapore proudly displays its wealth: architectural marvels such as the hotel and casino complex Marina Bay Sands, splendidly restored colonial buildings such as the National Museum and superlative leisure facilities such as Sentosa Island attract around 16 million visitors every year. Recently, Singapore has also been trying to make its historical buildings and old districts more attractive again – and has succeeded, as Singapore shows its relaxed side in the area around Keong Saik Road and in the hipster quarter of Tiong Bahru.
Lufthansa flies an Airbus A380 non-stop every day from Frankfurt to Changi International Airport (SIN), Singapore; and from 27 March 2018, an additional five times a week from Munich operating an Airbus A359.