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Don't devalue Singapore's role as Trump-Kim summit host

AS the buzz and excitement surrounding the groundbreaking summit on Sentosa between the leaders of the US and North Korea subsides, it's now left to Singapore and Singaporeans to evaluate the impact of having played host to this high-profile event.

Bouquets and brickbats for the outcome of the summit and the agreement signed between the two nations have come in almost equal measure, and there ...more

Far East's Oasia Hotel Downtown wins best tall building award

Singapore

OASIA Hotel Downtown in Singapore's Tanjong Pagar has been named this year's Best Tall Building Worldwide by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a global authority on tall buildings and future cities that confers the award annually.

The 27-storey skyscraper, by developer Far East Organization and designed by award-winning architecture firm Woha, features ...more

Trump-Kim summit: From Gardens by the Bay to MBS, Kim Jong Un sees best of the city at night

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took time out from planning for a historic summit with United States President Donald Trump to take in some of Singapore's iconic sites yesterday evening.

Mr Kim, who has publicly left his country only three times since taking power after his father's death in late 2011 (twice to China and once to South Korea), gamely posed for selfies with Singapore politicians ...more

S$20m bill to host US-North Korea meeting

Singapore

THE Singapore government is spending about S$20 million to host this week's unprecedented meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with security costs coming up to roughly half that amount.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced this on Sunday, adding that the June 12 summit will give Singapore global publicity and demonstrate the ...more

Sentosa Island declared 'special event area' as well

After declaring the area around Shangri-La Hotel a "special event area" for the June 12 summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea, the Government has similarly gazetted the island of Sentosa.

In an order made yesterday under the Public Order Act, the "special event area", which comprises all of Sentosa Island as well as waters off its south-west beaches, will take effect ...more

Europe's luxe hotel group Kempinski to run Perennial's hotel at Capitol Singapore

Singapore

PERENNIAL Real Estate Holdings has appointed Europe's luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels SA to operate The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore at Capitol Singapore - a heritage and lifestyle integrated development in Singapore's downtown Civic District.

Comprising three heritage buildings, Capitol Singapore houses the shopping and dining destination Capitol Piazza, the iconic ...more

Firms tap STB fund for uniquely Singapore products

Visitors to Singapore splurged more on souvenirs, gifts and confectionery last year, with spending on these items jumping by 26 per cent, the Singapore Tourism Board said.

STB chief executive Lionel Yeo, who revealed the figure at the annual tourism industry conferenceearlier last month, said the board was working towards providing even more choices of these items.

He said: "We ...more

Transformation in Singapore tourism

IF our internal rate of change is slower than the rate of change in our operating environment, we risk irrelevance.

The travel and tourism landscape is continually subject to change and disruption, as new waves of technology, media, markets and consumer trends crash together to generate new business opportunities and competitive threats. In the tourism and lifestyle industries, if you are ...more

Tech and data key to transforming the travel trade

Singapore

THE tourism industry can use technology to sharpen marketing efforts, refresh tourism products and transform business processes for greater productivity, Trade and Industry minister S Iswaran said.

"Data, and our ability to harness this resource, is going to be a defining feature of how we go forward," he said in a speech at the annual Tourism Industry Conference.

Singapore ...more

One-stop tourism resource platform for businesses launched

Small businesses hoping to get a share of the tourist dollar now have an easier way to grow their reach through a new online platform that allows them to share their content with a broader audience, or use resources from it to improve their own services .

The Tourism Information and Service Hub, launched yesterday by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), will provide a one-stop tourism resource ...more
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