Tourism in Singapore

Boarding on Beach Road

An old postcard featuring Raffles Hotel, Singapore. Photos: Courtesy of the Raffles Hotel, Singapore

As Raffles Hotel celebrates its 125th anniversary, Gillian Rhys speaks to guests for whom the venerable Singapore property holds special memories.

Monday, 10 September, 2012, 10:26am

Little 'Lion' roars

Singapore is one of the most enjoyable cities to visit in Southeast Asia. Where else can you dip into the cultures of China, India and Malaysia in one day? The tiny modern, island city-state, off the southern tip of Malaysia, gets its name from the Malay word, Singapura, meaning 'Lion City'.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

TREASURE island booms

Singapore has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a fishing port to become a modern, flourishing metropolis. In the past 10 years alone, the city state has transformed itself into a booming economy at the heart of Southeast Asia.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

How race sheds new light on the Lion City

Richard Tan could well be talking for the entire Singapore business community as well as for the city itself when he reflects on how the race has afforded his company the opportunity to capture the world's attention.

Tan's Arina Hogan Builders was in 2008 charged with providing the temporary lighting structures that makes hosting the grand prix possible.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

What is it? Singapore's Marina Bay Sands resort is topped with a 'sky park' that scores 10 out of 10 for sheer marvel. Longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower and large enough to park 4?Airbus A380s on, the architectural wonder - suspended 200 metres above ground - has a 1.2-hectare tropical oasis and a stunning infinity pool.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Heritage value

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

ROARING success

Last year, Singapore attracted 3.14 million business travellers who spent an estimated S$5.26 billion (HK$34 billion), which is why one of the city's focus areas is to strengthen its position as a leading convention and exhibition city in Asia.

Contributions by MICE are hoped to help reach the country's goal of S$30 billion in tourism receipts by 2015.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Hear the Lion City roar

There was no shortage of doubters queuing up to pour scorn on the Singapore Grand Prix when it was first confirmed in 2007. A Formula One race at night? That's not going to work. The glare from the floodlights would make it impossible to drive, they said. And in Singapore? We've already got the Malaysia Grand Prix just a little further up the peninsula.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The hottest spots in town


Unsurprisingly, Singapore's hoteliers love race week. Expect to pay a premium over normal rates, even more so if your room commands a view of the track.

The Marriott

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Faber the contrarian gets gold bug ... like everyone else

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lion City's choice of colourful attractions

Companies usually offer incentive tours to reward staff for their excellent performances, or to clients in appreciation of their contribution to business growth. These group tours often feature different themes and also cater to spouses and family members. These tours are related to the choice of destination. The more colour and variety a country offers, the more popular it will be.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Age-old pleasures

Singapore can teach Hong Kong a thing or two when it comes to maximising the potential of its heritage buildings, writes Sonia Koleskikov-Jessop

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Weekend bargain

People at the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) are always busy devising new ways of luring travellers to the Lion City. There is an incessant twirl of events and festivals, to the point where locals (including myself) can become fairly blase. When it is not the month of the food festival, it is JewelFest or watch week.

26 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Cheap targets

The flurry of low-cost airlines setting up in the region has got the Singaporean authorities thinking. With budget fliers come budget travellers, and they need to be catered for.

9 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Campaign overload

Tourist arrivals have slumped nearly 70 per cent since the start of the Sars crisis and hotel occupancy rates are down to between 20 and 30 per cent - but the local industry is not sitting idle, bemoaning its fate. And neither are the authorities, as tourism accounts for 10 per cent of gross domestic product.

20 May 2003 - 12:00am