Such efforts have paid off: Tourism receipts was $18.8 billion in 2010, compared with $12.4 billion in 2009. Some 1.1 million people visited Singapore in July 2010 alone, and overall tourist numbers have increased over the years, dipping slightly in 2008 during the onset of the recent global financial crisis.
The Singapore Government has set out to increase visitor arrivals to 17 million, and tourism receipts to $30 billion by 2015. What that essentially means is more projects to boost the country's infrastructure and tourism profile:
|Resorts World at Sentosa|
|Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort|
|Marina Bay Financial Centre|
|The Sail @ Marina Bay|
|Gardens by the Bay|
|Circle MRT Line|
|Downtown MRT Line (Ongoing)|
It also means that, where tourists are concerned, there's always something new happening in Singapore!
*Please note that all monetary figures are listed in Singapore dollars