Singapore

  • Visitor arrivals to Singapore grew 6.2% in 2018 to 18.5 million

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Singapore welcomed record number of international visitor arrivals in 2018. About 18.5 million arrivals were recorded – a rise by 6.2 per cent. Tourism receipts increased 1 per cent to Singapore dollar 27.1 billion (U.S. dollar 20 billion) in 2018, …

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  • Princess Cruise Line completes 14-day dry dock in Singapore

    Published on : Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Princess Cruises guests aboard Diamond Princess will now enjoy a refreshed onboard atmosphere following an extensive 14-day, multimillion dollar dry dock in Singapore, continuing Princess Cruises “Come Back New Promise” commitment focused on investing more than $450 million across the …

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  • GX Airlines begins Nanning to Bangkok air service

    Published on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    GX Airlines launched a new connection from Nanning (NNG) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) on 23 January.     The air carrier will operate the 1,263-kilometre route daily using its fleet of A320s, becoming the third operator on the sector after …

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  • 14 per cent growth in Indian travellers to Singapore

    Published on : Friday, January 18, 2019

    In the year 2017, Indians have been holidaying in Singapore like never before. According to records, 2017 has been a record year with 1.27 million Indians travelling to the Asian city-state.   Among all the tourist spots in Singapore, Indian …

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  • Millennium Hotel London Mayfair to reopen after $86.2 million renovation

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

     Millennium Hotel London Mayfair is soon to reopen with a new name and a new manager, following a S$86.2 million renovation.     The Biltmore, Mayfair as it will be known, will have 257 guest rooms and 51 suites, a …

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  • Kiwi shows ‘A better way to fly to New Zealand’

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Air New Zealand launches new global marketing campaign in Singapore. Pete, a CGI flightless kiwi bird shows travellers ‘A better way to fly to New Zealand’. The kiwi bird is New Zealand’s national icon and Pete highlights classic Kiwi hospitality …

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  • Study reveals that Singapore is the best country for expats

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    According to an HSBC study Singapore had high scores across key measures and ticked many of the boxes on the expat wish list deeming it as the best country for expats.   After gathering data from more than 22,000 respondents …

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  • Singapore plans to promote eco-tourism in the midst of squawks of protest

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Singapore is creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to bring in more international and national visitors, but environmentalists fear this eco tourism development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths. …

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  • Sip, Shop and Spa With Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

    Published on : Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Mandarin Oriental, Singapore has unveiled a new ‘Sip, Shop and Spa’ room package.   From a spacious Ocean Grand Room, guests can enjoy spectacular views and a balcony that faces the stunning harbour, before visiting the new MO BAR for …

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  • Singapore’s travel advisory for Kuala Lumpur for the weekend

    Published on : Saturday, December 8, 2018

    The Lion City issued a rare travel advisory – warning its citizens to avoid Kuala Lumpur over security concerns.     Singapore is embroiled in disputes with Malaysia over air and sea boundaries.       The Human Rights Commission …

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  • Singapore and Turkey issue travel warning for France

    Published on : Monday, December 3, 2018

    In wake of ongoing violent protests in Paris and across the country, Turkish Foreign Ministry and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Singapore have issued a travel advisory respectively for citizens traveling to France.     Citizens who live …

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  • This year, MICE Travel & Tourism market shows competitive dynamics and forward looking perspective

    Published on : Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    The report “Singapore Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions (MICE) Tourism Market Analysis 2010 – 2017 and Forecast 2018 – 2024” provides the most relevant industry statistics on actual market situation and future outlook for Singapore MICE tourism market.   The report …

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  • Indian tourist to Singapore – 14 per cent growth expected

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    After China and Indonesia, India is the third highest contributor of visitor arrivals to Singapore.     The record arrivals in 2017 made India the third highest contributor of visitor arrivals to Singapore.     Singapore is expecting 14 per …

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  • Six Senses Maxwell to be launched in Singapore

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Six  Senses Maxwell is scheduled to open on December 1st after the successful opening of Six Senses Duxton.   Six Senses Maxwell will be the second of two heritage buildings that together form Six Senses Singapore.   It is just …

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  • Singapore launches projects for higher value-added jobs in hotels

    Published on : Saturday, November 10, 2018

    The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), together with the Hotel Innovation Committee (HIC) and led by the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), launched a series of projects for higher value added jobs in hotel industry.     This was part of ongoing …

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  • UAE passport now tagged as third most powerful in the world

    Published on : Friday, November 9, 2018

    After climbing to the fourth spot last month,  the UAE passport has gone up to become the third most powerful passport in the world.       The visa-free score of the UAE travel document is 163  with which the …

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  • ‘Abused controlled drugs overseas’ warning for Singapore citizens

    Published on : Friday, November 2, 2018

    Canada legalized recreational marijuana last month. Canadians do not need to get their weeds from illegal means. However, Singaporean citizens visiting Canada can enjoy their weeds only in Canada.     The government of Canada has advised Singaporean citizens and …

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  • Japanese passport strongest in the world, overtakes Singapore

    Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

      According to 2018 Henley Passport Index the Japanese passport is now the strongest in the world. It has surpassed Singapore, placing Germany, South Korea and France in the third position.     Travel for Japanese citizens to 190 countries …

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  • Domestic tourism revenue for China National Day Holiday hits $119.88 billion

    Published on : Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    China’s tourism industry raked in over 599 billion yuan ($119.88 billion) in revenue from domestic tourists during the week-long National Day holiday, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT).     The figure marked a year-on-year increase of 9.04 per …

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  • Singapore might be first nation to embrace cryptocurrencies

    Published on : Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Singapore took a step closer towards cryptocurrencies as the national financial regulators discussed their openness towards the emerging industry during the Singapore Consensus.   It seems that the Singaporean government has a well-thought-out plan for introducing cryptocurrencies into their economy, …

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