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Singapore tops 17 million

February 13, 2018
Singapore tops 17 million

SINGAPORE, 12 February 2018 – Both tourism receipts and visitor arrivals for 2017 reached record highs for the second time in two years. Visitor arrivals increased by 6.2% to 17.4 million, with 13 of the top 15 markets showing growth. Tourism receipts rose by 3.9% to SGD26.8 billion, due primarily to growth in...
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ASEAN signs off on cruise declaration

January 29, 2018
ASEAN signs off on cruise declaration

SINGAPORE, 29 January 2018: ASEAN’s tourism leaders signed off on a Declaration on Cruise Tourism that was formerly presented by Singapore, the  lead coordinator for cruise developments in the ASEAN region. The declaration was officially endorsed at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, last Friday, at the closing meeting of...
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Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement

January 23, 2018

The Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement will see Singapore companies enjoying potential tariff savings of up to S$10 million each year, among other benefits.
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‘The gateway to South Asia’: Singapore businesses set up shop in Sri Lanka

January 22, 2018

With Singapore and Sri Lanka signing a Free Trade Agreement, Singapore companies have looked to Sri Lanka as a new market and they stand to benefit from the agreement.
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‘Not enough awareness’ in Singapore about Rohingya crisis: Louis Ng

January 22, 2018

SINGAPORE: There is "not enough awareness at this point" in Singapore about the plight of Rohingya Muslim refugees, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC Louis Ng said on Monday (Jan 22). Speaking to Channel NewsAsia from a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, Mr Ng said that he hopes more ...
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PM Lee to make official visit to Sri Lanka

January 22, 2018

While in Sri Lanka, he will witness the signing of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
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Singaporean arrested in Japan with S$2m worth of drugs in suitcase

January 19, 2018

OSAKA: A Singaporean man has been arrested at the Kansai International Airport in Osaka with nearly 3kg of stimulant drugs in his suitcase, Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun reported on Wednesday (Jan 17).  The drugs are believed to have a street value of 190 million yen (S$2.26 million). The ...
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Genting Dream makes Singapore home

November 22, 2017

SINGAPORE, 22 November 2017: Mega cruise ship, Genting Dream, departed on its first cruise of Southeast Asia from its home-base in Singapore last weekend. Genting Cruise Lines’ decision to make Singapore the home-port will boost Singapore’s ambitions to become the cruise hub of ASEAN, the Straits Times said in report following a press conference...
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Changi T4 a snapshot of the future

November 17, 2017
Changi T4 a snapshot of the future

SINGAPORE, 17 November 2017: Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 4 is the model airport of the future for low-cost carriers, according to AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes. The founder and CEO of the airline said AirAsia would use data from its operations at Changi T4, which boasts the Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) system,...
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Singapore whacks wily travel agents

November 9, 2017
Singapore whacks wily travel agents

SINGAPORE, 9 November 2017:  Changes to Singapore’s already strict laws governing travel agencies were passed by parliament, earlier this week. They are designed to rid the trade of rogue agents and protect travel consumers. Amendments to the Travel Agents Act and Regulations were ratified, Tuesday, and will be effective from January 2018. The...
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Record ITB Asia unfolds in Singapore

October 30, 2017
Record ITB Asia unfolds in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 30 October 2017: ITB Asia 2017 has completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers, the organisers claimed in their closing media release. The trade show’s management failed to keep their appointment with media attending the event by cancelling the opening press conference for the first time in the event’s 10-year history....
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Focus shifts to young Muslim travellers

October 30, 2017
Focus shifts to young Muslim travellers

SINGAPORE, 30 October 2017 – The increasing influence of technology and a desire to explore the world are just a few of the reasons young Muslims are fuelling a USD100 billion market, according to a new report. Released last week, Mastercard-HalalTrip Muslim Millennial Travel Report 2017 (MMTR2017) revealed the growing importance of the...
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King Bhumibol laid foundation for Singapore-Thailand relations: President Halimah Yacob

October 26, 2017

BANGKOK: Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej laid the foundation for his country's strong bilateral relationship with Singapore, said President Halimah Yacob on Thursday (Oct 26). “In fact, Thailand was one of the first few countries to recognise Singapore when we became independent in 1965,” ...
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Jetstar Asia a sticker for time

October 19, 2017
Jetstar Asia a sticker for time

SINGAPORE, 19 October 2017: If punctuality means more than inflight catering and loyalty points, then Jetstar Asia could be your top choice airline in Asia-Pacific Jetstar Asia scored the highest on-time performance of all Asia Pacific airlines, achieving a five-star status on the biannual OAG ranking released yesterday. OAG releases its standings for...
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President Halimah Yacob to attend cremation ceremony of late Thai King

October 17, 2017

SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob will visit Bangkok from Oct 26 to 27 to attend the cremation ceremony of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Tuesday (Oct 17).  It is her first official overseas visit as Singapore's head of state. President Halimah ...
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Commentary: Singapore’s ASEAN chairmanship a chance to make practical progress on South China Sea

October 14, 2017

The S Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ Henrick Z Tsjeng and Collin Koh suggest Singapore make full use of its ASEAN chairmanship to set ground rules among operational agencies.
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Singaporean man arrested in Batam for allegedly molesting 3 boys: Report

October 13, 2017

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean man has been arrested in Batam, Indonesia for allegedly molesting three boys. The 46-year-old man is suspected of molesting three boys - aged 12, 15 and 16 - in an art gallery in which he taught and lived last month, the Jakarta Post reported on Thursday (Oct 12). The ...
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Cruises start closer to home

October 11, 2017
Cruises start closer to home

SINGAPORE, 11 October, 2017: Princess Cruises’ newest cruise ship, Majestic Princess, will board guests at close-to-home departure ports in Asia to experience destinations in the region and Australasia, starting February 2018. The third ship in the Royal class of ships, the 3,560-passenger Majestic Princess was launched last March. It is tailored specifically for...
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Grab a ride and fly

October 4, 2017
Grab a ride and fly

BANGKOK, 4 October 2017: Singapore Airlines  and Grab announced a partnership, Tuesday, that integrates their mobile apps to offer  a pre booking service for a ride to an airport in six countries across Southeast Asia. The SQ mobile app offers the Grab taxi service in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam....
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Traveltek opens Singapore office

October 4, 2017
Traveltek opens Singapore office

SINGAPORE, 4 October, 2017: Traveltek Group has made its debut in Southeast Asia, introducing booking solutions to the region’s travel industry. The UK-based firm opened an office in Singapore, targeting OTAs, retail agents, cruise bookers and tour operators, who are seeking technology to help them keep pace with customer demand for leisure travel,...
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Budget airlines drive aircraft demand

September 25, 2017
Budget airlines drive aircraft demand

SINGAPORE, 25 September 2017: Smaller planes will dominate aviation orders worldwide in the next 20 years, driven by the needs of budget airlines in emerging markets like Southeast Asia, Boeing said Friday. Nearly three in four of the 41,030 new commerical planes expected to be delivered in the period at a cost of...
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Uber Rented Defective Cars in Singapore: Our Page 1 Story

August 23, 2017
Uber Rented Defective Cars in Singapore: Our Page 1 Story

I’m late in mentioning this as I’ve been on the road for a few weeks — and if you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook this may be old news — but I wanted to link to a page 1 story I wrote with colleagues that ran earlier this month. The headline:...
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Singaporeans can use passport scanners at Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport

August 20, 2017

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans flying to Thailand can now use the Automated Gate (Auto Gate) at Suvarnabhumi Airport to enter the country, the Royal Thai Embassy announced on Sunday (Aug 20). This comes after the country said it will "start using Auto Gate to perform immigration check for foreign ...
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Many shades of Asia

August 17, 2017
Many shades of Asia

SINGAPORE, 17 August 2017: Asia Pacific recognised as the world’s largest travel market, mainly due to the presence of China, presents the greatest opportunities for the global tourism industry to expand according to the latest Amadeus Journey of Me Insights study. Considering that in China, the world’s leading outbound market, less than 9%...
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Chinese spend spree in Singapore

August 1, 2017
Chinese spend spree in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 1 August 2017: Singapore’s international tourist arrivals grew 4% reaching 4.3 million visits, during the first quarter of this year, while tourist receipts reached SGD6.4 billion, up 15% on Q1 2016. China was top of the pile on two counts; tourist receipts and arrivals.  Tourist receipts earned SGD1,075 million representing an increase of...
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Jetstar launches direct flights from Singapore to Hat Yai

July 27, 2017

SINGAPORE: Budget airline Jetstar Asia said on Thursday (Jul 27) it will launch direct flights from Singapore to Hat Yai in southern Thailand. Starting Nov 3, the carrier will fly four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to the Thai border city. Each flight will take an hour ...
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Thailand jails Holland Village Standard Chartered bank robber

June 6, 2017

A Thai court on Tuesday (Jun 6) sentenced a Canadian man to 14 months in jail for crimes linked to a rare bank robbery in Singapore where he allegedly used nothing more than a threatening note to steal US$22,000.
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Singapore Sling

April 25, 2017

INGREDIENTS 1.5   oz dry gin 0.5   oz cherry liqueur 0.5   oz Benedictine DOM 1      oz lemon juice 1      oz simple syrup 2      dashes grenadine 1      dash Angostura bitters         soda water GARNISH orange slice maraschino cherry HOW TO MIX Fill a...
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Singapore leverages Disney appeal

April 18, 2017
Singapore leverages Disney appeal

SINGAPORE, 18 April 2017: Singapore Tourism Board and Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia have signed a three-year partnership that will provide fun experiences themed around Disney’s biggest brands and most popular characters. As part of the collaboration, locals and visitors to Singapore will be entertained with a range of experiential activities starting with...
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Bali top island spot to chill out

February 23, 2017
Bali top island spot to chill out

SINGAPORE, 23 February: 2017 Bali was named Best Island in the World by DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, organised by a tourism publication based in Singapore. In addition to Bali taking the top slot, neighbouring island of Lombok was also placed among the top 10 Best islands in the World according to DestinAsian...
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