Most international visitors to Singapore will arrive by flying into the dynamic city-state’s ultramodern and award-winning Changi Airport, one of Asia’s major air hubs.  Located in the eastern section of the island, getting into town from Changi is a breeze via the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train, shuttle buses, or by hopping into a waiting taxicab. As the warm tropical air begins to wrap itself around you, head first for world famous Raffles Hotel in the Historic District and travel back in time to explore remnants of Singapore’s colonial past.  The luxurious hotel is one of many local landmarks named after Sir Stamford Raffles, and you’ll find a multitude of other mentions of the founder of modern Singapore here in the heart of the former colonial administration.