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Entry fees into Sentosa for cars and taxis standardised

The same entry fee now applies to cars and taxis entering Sentosa throughout the week. The new system started yesterday.

The cost for such vehicles is $2 during lunchtime (noon to 2pm) and from 5pm onwards to 7am - and $6 at other times - whether it is a weekday, weekend or public holiday.

The move is aimed at simplifying island admission fees for guests entering in cars and taxis, ...more

SingEx Venues to continue operating Singapore Expo

SingEx Venues has beaten two other contenders to continue operating the Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre for up to 10 years, starting next year.

The announcement by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) comes after a long-awaited tender that was initiated last December.

SingEx, the incumbent operator whose 20-year management contract was due to expire at the end of this ...more

Plans under way to reshape Sentosa, Brani

Sweeping changes are afoot for Sentosa, the adjacent Pulau Brani and the waterfront along Tanjong Pagar, with plans being made to develop new attractions and brand the area as the Southern Gateway of Asia.

There are plans, for instance, to reshape the entire Sentosa Island to provide scope for more leisure amenities and investments, and to allow better infrastructure and accessibility.

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Singapore to attract more tourists with revamped attractions, data analytics

Singapore

EVEN as Singapore continues to enjoy its status as a choice destination for quality events, the island state is working to enhance its overall attractiveness as a tourist destination, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat said on Wednesday.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of travel trade event ITB Asia, Mr Chee noted that visitor arrivals to Singapore ...more

Tourist arrivals up 7.6% for first half of the year

About 9.2 million tourists visited Singapore between January and June this year, a 7.6 per cent increase over the same period last year.

The increase was highest for the month of June, when the Republic hosted the meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. That month, 1.54 million visitors arrived in Singapore, up 11.32 per cent from the same ...more

Hilton gears up for regional expansion as travel market grows

Singapore

HOTEL group Hilton will triple its presence in the Asia-Pacific in the next three to five years as it introduces new brands and expands the footprint of existing brands in the burgeoning travel market.

Growth in the global travel and tourism industry is being propelled by an emerging middle class as well as a hunger for experiences, highlighted Hilton's chief executive officer ...more

Crazy Rich Asians sparks local tour craze

It is unusual to see anyone other than students, teachers and parents in the vicinity of the Anglo-Chinese School in Barker Road.

So passers-by would have been somewhat surprised to see a minibus with 16 passengers - from countries including Britain, Norway and Australia - slowing down so the foreigners could take a look at its red brick facade earlier this month, as a guide spoke of the ...more

DBS ramps up project finance deals on Asia infrastructure

Singapore

DBS Bank is beefing up its project finance team to get a share of Asia's huge infrastructure development needs.

From Beijing to Sydney, DBS project finance (PF) bankers can be found as Southeast Asia's largest bank hopes to play a key role in helping develop the region's infrastructure.

Developing Asia will need to invest US$26 trillion from 2016 to 2030, or US$1.7 ...more

CapitaLand invests US$25.9m in Indonesian hotel operator

Singapore

CAPITALAND has invested US$25.9 million for a 70 per cent share in Indonesian company Green Oak Hotel Management (GOHM), the real estate developer announced on Monday.

The investment in GOHM, which is the holding company of Tauzia, one of Indonesia's top five hotel operators, is part of CapitaLand's strategy to grow its hospitality business through The Ascott, its wholly-owned ...more

Celebrities bring star power to enterprise tech conferences

Singapore

ENTERPRISE tech conferences have evolved into extravaganzas.

Once events for enterprise tech firms to showcase their products to clients, partners and the media, many of them now feature musicians, inspiring speakers, games and recreation events to create a spirited environment for attendees to learn and network. To observers, these have been costly but rewarding in helping ...more
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