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Singapore is the New Filipino Hotspot


Filipinos are heading to Singapore in ever greater numbers. The Singapore Tourism Board is definitely paying attention too. With the number of Filipino arrivals up nearly 50% since last year, they’ve decided to make special efforts to market and cater to the growing numbers of Filipino tourists who visit this amazing city-state.

Universal Studios at the Resorts World Sentosa
Universal Studios at the Resorts World Sentosa

The STB looked at the root causes of the number of Filipinos coming to Southeast Asian destinations and more than anything else they noticed that the bursting Filipino economy is creating a class of tourists that didn’t exist before. This plus the advent of budget airlines like AirAsia and the conclusion was that Singapore should create even more attractions that will appeal to Filipinos.

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Cocktail Bars in Marina Bay Sands
Cocktail Bars in Marina Bay Sands

So, what’s in store? Well, since five years ago Singapore has definitely become a different place. There are far more things for tourists to enjoy. Not only things like the Singapore Flyer but also great new theaters, the ARTSCIENCE museum, and more than a few great shopping malls filled with high end stores. Add to that things like Sentosa Island, the new International Cruise Terminal, and Resorts World Sentosa and suddenly you see where things are heading.

Shopping in Orchard Road Singapore
Shopping in Orchard Road Singapore

Filiipinos love the theme parks and resorts and with the world’s largest oceanarium opening soon and the the Maritime Experiential Museum you can be sure that there is going to be more to see than ever. The Great Singapore Sale 2011 runs from May 27 to July 24 and many more festivals, concerts, and attractions in the works.

So, how’s it working? Pretty good when you figure that this year there should be close to 13 million visitors who spend more than $24 billion while they visit. Wow. Tourism. The numbers speak for themselves right? And a big bonus is that every time you go back to Singapore there will be new things to see and new things to do. You will be able to say, been there- haven’t done that.



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